Soaking WET

Soaking WET Sep. 22-26  is a series of choreographic evenings curated by David Parker, whose company, David Parker and The Bang Group has been the first and only resident-dance company of the West End Theatre since January 2003. Parker is committed to bringing together artists of varied backgrounds and levels of experience in order to break down aesthetic barriers and achieve mutual inspiration. The artists are united by their commitment to movement and their understanding that vigorous experimentation can take many forms. Soaking WET has received generous support from The Jerome Robbins Foundation and New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

September 22-26, 2016

• Sara Hook, Rebecca Stenn, Cat Wagner, Megan Williams
• Women in Motion — Brynne Billingsley, Remi Harris and Kristin Swiat

The Soaking Wet Dance Series, curated by David Parker and produced by Jeff Kazin, opens its 2016-17 season with two programs of works by women choreographers.   (Soaking W (West)   (End) (Theatre).   Performances are Thursday through Sunday, September 22-25, with two performances daily, two different programs.
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Soaking WET Dance Series

Soaking WET is a series of choreographic evenings The intimate and friendly West End Theatre will once again play host to the Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, May 19-22, two performances, two different programs daily. The early performances will be shared by Joshua Bisset/Shuagroup and Katy Orthwein; the later shows will feature the ensembles of Larry Goldhuber and Christopher Williams. Continue reading

You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase

Theatre 167 presents:
You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase
a collaboratively created play by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter, and Stefanie Zadravec.
Conceived & Directed by Ari Laura Kreith

A young woman arriving in New York from Ecuador accidentally switches suitcases with a mysterious stranger. Her quest to recover this missing suitcase leads her to encounter lovers, dreamers, fighters, a magical cell phone, books that come to life, and the best guitar player in the world. 

Created by seven authors and combining magic realism with urban grit, You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase melds multiple styles into one voice. Inspired by stories gathered on the streets of the world’s most diverse neighborhood. 

Mariana Cardenas*, Tori Ernst, Nathaniel Gotbaum, Nic Grelli*, John D. Haggerty*, Kevis Hillocks, Michael Markham*, Pooya Mohseni, Elodie Morss, Mauricio Pita, Derick James Sherrier Jr.  (*performing courtesy AEA)


Fridays at 7
Saturdays at 8
Sundays at 3 & 7
(no performance 4/22)

Tickets $18/$16 for students and seniors.

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Praise for You Are Now the Owner of This Suitcase:
“Wonderful theatre… full of humor, heart, and imagination… with highly inventive writing.” —NYTheatre
“Completely local, totally meta, quietly groundbreaking” —Create Culture
“An irreverent imaginative collage of contemporary folk tales and bumpy real life”—Brooklyn Rail
“Not to be missed”—OnVerge
“A work of constantly shifting light, always moving, transforming, reinventing itself.”—Hard Sparks blog
A Time Out NY “good odds pick”

Running time: 80 minutes

Rating: Appropriate for all ages; children welcome

Recommended for ages 4-104

About Theater 167

Born in a neighborhood where 167 languages are spoken, Theatre 167 creates, cultivates, and supports new work by artists of wide-ranging backgrounds, traditions, and beliefs. Theatre 167 experiments with form and process to create theatrical productions that celebrate a multiplicity of voices, we develop and produce new work that explores our essential humanity and builds bridges between and among our diverse communities. In 2015, Theatre 167 received the NY Innovative Theatre Foundation’s Caffe Cino Award for consistently producing outstanding work