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New York Neo Futurists

First Nighter: Henrik Ibsen's "Peer Gynt" Jacked Up to Today, New York Neo-Futurists Attempt "The Great American Drama"

David Finkle | Posted 01.28.2017 | Arts
David Finkle

About Henrik Ibsen's picaresque, not to say meandering, Peer Gynt, a friend of mine insists he's never seen a successful production. (He claims the s...

The Similarity of Poets and Madmen: The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill: Volume 2

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.29.2014 | Arts
Bess Rowen

O'Neill doesn't write the kind of stage directions that instruct the actor to put down a cup or cross to a door, but instead uses his stage directions to say things like, "THE BUSINESS MAN edges away from THE POET, firmly convinced that his convictions regarding the similarity of poets and madmen are based upon fact."

I, Puppet: New York Neo-Futurists Present Soft Hydraulics

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

"Now I think that it is quite possible that what we're entering into is the age of manipulation. That is what made me want to make this show and what makes me want to work with puppets."

The Time Is Meow: The New York Neo-Futurists in Rape, Rape, Rape, AIDS, AIDS, AIDS, Genocide, Genocide, Cats

Bess Rowen | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

if anyone other than the New York Neo-Futurists presented a show called Rape, Rape, Rape, AIDS, AIDS, AIDS, Genocide, Genocide, Cats, I would have avoided it like the plague. But here are 10 reasons to see them. Ready? Curtain!

The Bes(s)t Theatre of 2012

Bess Rowen | Posted 02.18.2013 | Arts
Bess Rowen

There were a lot of really excellent shows, and trying to pick a few is very difficult, but I'm going to choose the plays that not only gave me a fantastic experience, but also made themselves at home in my mind.

"Thank You, Slamdance": The New York Neo-Futurists and Their F.U. (a.k.a. The Fair Use Show)

Bess Rowen | Posted 05.10.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

The mix of material ensures that whether or not you get all 15 or so of the clever allusions included in a three-minute piece or none of them at all, you will still laugh your head off.

The Lines Between the Lines: The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill: Volume 1 Early Play/Lost Plays

Bess Rowen | Posted 03.11.2012 | Arts
Bess Rowen

It is a rare thing to walk out of a show sore from laughing and smiling, but if I continue to follow the work of the New York Neo-Futurists, I think I will have to get used to that.

Johanna Barr

Artists, Protesters Take To Times Square For Occupy Broadway | Johanna Barr | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- A diverse group of performance artists and protesters affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement headed to the Theater District this ...