Dec
2
to Dec 4

Sam's Tea Shack

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The Tank Presents! 
Choose a date below to purchase $15 tickets online

Dec. 2, 2016, 8 p.m.
Dec. 3, 2016, 3 p.m.
Dec. 3, 2016, 8 p.m.
Dec. 4, 2016, 8 p.m.

Sam muses on his ancient relatives and the legacy he will leave his son as he considers the self, the city, the tribe, the success of his schoolmates and the demands of his day job employer. Also, he offers you tea. And vegetarian tea snacks. And occasionally considers you.
A transportable way-station as play, Sam’s Tea Shack is a place to get warm, to laugh, to restore yourself in the winter. It’s about cultural identity versus national identity. It’s a comedy.

Text by Sam Soghor & Ben Gassman
Directed by Meghan Finn

With tea snacks and signature cocktails by Shalom Japan

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Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Vera & Valva & The Magical One-Cat Circus

Presented by Reckless Tricycle and The Tank Theater!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit The Tank's website HERE

Vera and Valya, the most bewitching sister act in Yaroslavl, are determined to make their magical cat, Skazka, the toast of Moscow’s Cat Circus. But can the circus master who wants to take Skazka to the big time be trusted? And is their pussy strictly legal? Nobody in Yaroslavl is necessarily quite who they appear to be, not even the werewolves This fractured and funny fable draws on age-old Russian fairytales and Ionesco-fueled absurdity, to create an unmooring and uplifting fantasy of shifting identities teased by frolicsome, feline ambition.

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

Saints and Sinners

Join The Curiosity Cabinet on October 28th and 29th, at Brooklyn's Standard ToyKraft, as we present "Sinners & Saints," a costumed, Halloween-themed collaboration between co-director and composer Whitney George and puppeteer-designer Daniel Fay, featuring "The Curious Tale of Ed Leedskainin," the tale of the man who, allegedly tapping into ancient Egyptian secrets, single-handedly created Floridas enigmatic Coral Castle. Our evening will also include a thrilling burlesque performance of The Masochist's Tango, for solo violin, performed by Adam von Housen, and a setting of E.A. Poe's classic poem The Raven.

Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29th at 8:00PM  

Tickets for Friday HERE

Tickets for Saturday at  HERE

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Oct
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

CURVES AHEAD

8pm October 26th, tickets available at the door 

 

This is a reading of the Female Playwrights ONSTAGE project, featuring twelve new plays by female authors. ONSTAGE is an international play festival, and we are just one company co-producing these readings with Little Black Dress INK. Through outreach, education, and producing opportunities, Little Black Dress INK strives to create more production opportunities for female playwrights while also strengthening the female playwright network.

 

Company: Little Black Dress INK in partnership with Stairwell Theater.

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Sep
22
to Sep 25

Saw You Yesterday

PRESENTED BY THE TANK AT STANDARD TOYKRAFT!
Peformances: September 22nd, 23rd, 24th @ 8pm
September 25th @ 5pm

For Tickets:
Sept. 22, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sept. 23, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sept. 24, 2016, 8 p.m.

Sept. 25, 2016, 5 p.m.

Saw You Yesterday was created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with performers
The evening opens with movement installation "mourn and never tire" by Detroit artist Jennifer Harge

Performers: Katie Dean, Jennifer Harge, Tara Sheena, and EmmaGrace Skove Epes Music: Christine Hucal Dramaturgy: Max Steele Set: Hiroko Ishikawa Production Manager: Anna Adams Stark

This work is through the lens of…
This work is layered, it zooms in and out
it is a web of our thoughts as a collective curated by me
femininityracelabor
ethics around femininityracelabor.
It is an examination of the extremes and the mundanity of what it feels like to be all
smushed together and then put under the microscope of performance
With crocodile face and hip thrust and people not pretending to be white dudes who give a fuck
Watch us die or diary entry
I’ll see you later – We saw you yesterday.
grass
astroturf
fbook
disengage and defriend
but mark as save for the future
or you can google them or just write a book about it
We see you but we don’t need you to see us or want us but it’s nice when you hold us
close before we leave, we’ll say this
when I leave, I won’t die but there’s a chance I will and that chance means you’ll find out four days later

Created by Nadia Tykulsker in collaboration with dancers.

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Sep
10
2:30pm 2:30pm

The Tank at STK presents: The Whole Story

For tickets and more info click HERE

"The Whole Story Podcast is having its second live show! Please join us for a panel discussion around the Dead Parents Club and the greater storytelling community. The DPC is a heartfull, emotional, devastating, and open community. How can storytelling be used to cope with loss? How has the community helped in confronting deeper issues? We'll get to these questions with our lovely and brave panel.

The Whole Story is a podcast modeled after that panel discussion at storytelling festivals that you always miss. Asher and Julia talk with the most influential and inspirational storytellers and producers on the scene today. They get to the nitty gritty of storytelling, discuss the words behind the words and dissect what makes a storyteller a storyteller.

You’ve heard the stories, now get the whole story about who they are, what makes them tick, and where their stories come from.

Our panel includes: Susan Kent, Marc Abbott, Robert Commiskey, and Sharon Spell.

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Jul
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

The 24 Hour Theater Festival returns!!!!!

Pop quiz: what's zero plus twenty four?


YOU FIGURE IT OUT YET, YOU SUPERSTAR?

The 24 Hour Theater Festival returns!!!!! Our sleepless concoctions are galumphing back to Williamsburg to give your summer the natural enhancement it so desperately craves. 
Once again we are staying up WAY past our bedtimes to write you five extraordinary plays! What will they be about? Heartache at Jewish summer camp? Street slashers balancing love and career? An incoherent retelling of Bad Boyz 2? Unfortunately, anything is possible!!!

On Saturday, July 30th, your erstwhile hosts, Harry Beer and Nolan Reece, are going to take you on a journey that makes the nine circles of hell look like an UberPool to New Jersey. Won't you join us?

House opens at 7:30, show at 8.

Tickets a mere $5 at the door.

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Jul
1
to Jul 31

We are thrilled to announce our 2016 recipient of STK's Hot Time In the Old  Town summer puppetry residency. Congratulations Joshua Holden!

Joshua is using his residency at Standard ToyKraft to finish building and rehearsing the next episode of The Joshua Show. This brand new show will premier at the Puppets Up International Festival in Almonte, Canada August 5-7.        
INFO ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Contagious is this episode’s word of the day, the idea upon which the show’s content hinges.  The lessons learned in the show teach that, like the common cold, joy and positivity are highly contagious.  

Joshua Holden
The Ambassador of Joy

Joshua Holden’s mission is to create entertainment that evokes the feeling of joy in audiences of children and adults.  The subject matter of his work teaches valuable lessons about celebrating our differences, finding joy in everyday life, and respecting our feelings and the feelings of others.  He uses live music, puppetry, physical comedy, and tap dancing to brighten people's day and to make this world a happier place to be.

Joshua Holden was named one of “20 Theatre workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. He is an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in NYC. He was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse awardas well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs. His one-man show, The Joshua Show, was awarded “Best Performance” and was voted “Audience Favorite” at the Puppeteers of America’s National Festival. The Joshua Show inspires audiences to be themselves and help make the world a better place through kindness and love. A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.
JoshuaShow.com
@OhOhMyGoshua

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Jun
28
to Jun 29

Muliebris Dance Theatre

June 28 and 29 at 8pm
tickets $12
https://www.facebook.com/events/189751054753160/
http://www.thetanknyc.org/dance/541-muliebris-dance-theatre/

Join us for Muliebris Dance Theatre's debut event. This newly formed company, created by Samantha Bergman and Holly Heidt, uses physical strength, everyday gestures, and theatricality to investigate the world around us. Through collaboration with artists of different mediums, the company pulls together elements of sound, costume, props, and movement to tell their stories.

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Jun
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

WHO ARE YOU?: A 24 Hour Pride Fest

Presented by Step1 Theatre Project

$10 online HERE / $12 at the door AT STANDARD TOYKRAFT

Come join S1TP and celebrate Pride the best way we know how: Creating art! In 24 hours, a group of dedicated playwrights, actors, and directors will create short plays about Identity and Labels. When the parade's over, come celebrate with us in Brooklyn! ONE NIGHT ONLY CHARITY EVENT-- ONE FREE BEER WITH YOUR TICKET!

Participating Artists TBA!

Proceeds will benefit The Audre Lorde Project: A non-profit organization dedicated to the LGBTQ people of color in the NYC area

At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Jun
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

That Slapstick Show: Ladies Night 2 "The Queens of Early Film Comedy"9

What do pioneering women of the film industry, girls dangling from skyscrapers, dizzy damsels, and female comedy teams all have in common? Simple: the ladies of slapstick comedy are back for another round at That Slapstick Show! This follow-up to 2015's highly successful Ladies Night program serves up another collection of rare silent and early sound comedies focusing on womens' involvement in film comedy with some of the selections being publicly shown for the first time in 100 years. 

Highlights include the woman who broke barriers for all (past and present) female comics and the star of the show, Mabel Normand. We'll also feature lesser-known and forgotten comediennes including Alice Mann; Al Christie superstar, Dorothy Devore; and early screwball funny gal, Leatrice Joy. The sound era will focus on Hal Roach's popular female comedy team, consisting of Zasu Pitts and the legendary and fan favorite Thelma Todd. Join us for a very special evening as That Slapstick Show pays tribute to some of the funniest gals that ever graced the silver screen from the 1910s through the early 1930s.

-SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION-

That Slapstick Show is proud to announce the return of the popular Race Night Comedies where one lucky person in the audience will win a Race Night gift bag, so please arrive early! Also: to mark the special occasion, the first ten women in attendance will receive a complimentary gift courtesy of That Slapstick Show.

Live musical accompaniment will be provided by Charlie Judkins!

Show tix $10 at the door. 
Light refreshments will be available for purchase from Standard ToyKraft.

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Jun
19
to Jun 22

The Tank Presents: Dead Parents Club

If you’re not a member of the Dead Parents Club yet … you will be. That’s why the Tank has brought some of New York City’s top performers to share their harrowing, heartwarming, and often hilarious true life stories of being part of the worst club we all eventually have to join.

The Dead Parents Club Solo Show Festival will be held at our partner theater, Standard ToyKraft in Williamsburg, and features storytellers who have performed on The Moth MainStage, RISK! Live, Snap Judgment, and in storytelling festivals and shows literally across the globe.

At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211

FULL LINE UP AND ALL ACCESS PASS HERE!
http://www.thetanknyc.org/series/deadparentsclub/

Sunday, June 19

7PM James III | Junior
8:30 Brad Lawrence | The Measure of a Man

Monday, June 20

7PM Sandi Marx | You’ll Be Sorry
8:30 Nicole Ferraro | Why So Much Shame? 

Tuesday, June 21

7PM Lori Baird | My Parents are Dead + I’m Okay With That
8:30 Sharon Spell | You’re Doing Great

Wednesday, June 22

7PM Joe Charnitski | Joe Charnitski's Funeral
8:30 Morgan Pielli | Untitled

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Jun
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cartoon Carnival 45: Ladies Night


Oh yes, it’s ladies night, and the feeling’s right! 

It’s time to sit back and relax for Cartoon Carnival #45—we’ll be kicking back with some two hours’ worth of 16mm (no digital!) animated cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Standard ToyKraft. This time, we’re celebrating leading female characters, which were a rarity in the early days of cartoons. Betty Boop, Little Lulu, and some famous fairytale characters will obviously be a part of the program…but so will a host of other lesser-knowns and one-shots. Come on out with friends and pay homage to the ladies of early animation with us.

Show tix $10 at the door. 
Light refreshments will be available for purchase from Standard ToyKraft.

Doors at 7:30pm; show starts soon thereafter. Arrive on time for good seats! 
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Tommy Stathes is a "Cartoon Cryptozoologist" with a rare film print collection comprised of over 1,500 shorts. Tommy's long term goal has been to acquire and preserve as many early animated films as possible and reintroduce them to the public. For more information about his activities, check out http://tommyjose.com/ and http://brayanimation.weebly.com/

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May
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cartoon Carnival #44: Puppet Party!

It’s time to sit back and relax for Cartoon Carnival #44! We’ll be partying with some two hours’ worth of 16mm (no digital!) stop-motion animation and puppet films from the 1920s to the 1950s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen at Standard ToyKraft. As part of the program, there will also be a RARE interactive early 1950s kiddie TV show kinescope—complete with a brief drawing lesson, so bring your art skills (and plenty of friends)!

Note: We were originally going to have some live puppet acts as part of this event, but that aspect could not be arranged in time, so we will do this at a later puppet-themed show at Standard ToyKraft.

Show tix $10 at the door. 
Light refreshments will be available for purchase from Standard ToyKraft.

Doors at 7:30pm; show starts soon thereafter. Arrive on time for good seats! 
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Tommy Stathes is a "Cartoon Cryptozoologist" with a rare film print collection comprised of over 1,500 shorts. Tommy's long term goal has been to acquire and preserve as many early animated films as possible and reintroduce them to the public. For more information about his activities, check out http://tommyjose.com/ and http://brayanimation.weebly.com/

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May
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

PLAYDATES: Solos!

an evening of stories and booze.
May 23rd 7pm  $10 door / $15 w/open bar

 

CAILTLIN BEBB
TODD DAKOTAH BRISCOE
JAIME WRIGHT
ERIC WILLIAMS
...and more will take the stage alone to say some next level shit.  you wanna be there.

MUSICAL GUEST Rj Villanos!

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May
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

NYCDMVLOVEDC

(New York City Department of Motor Vehicles' Large Offroad Vehicle Endurance Demonstration and Contest) Tickets $5 at the door We’re all the driver we can all be the truck. When did you know you were destined for greatness? Welcome to the rally. F**K DEATH

(New York City Department of Motor Vehicles' Large Offroad Vehicle Endurance Demonstration and Contest)

Tickets $5 at the door

We’re all the driver we can all be the truck.
When did you know you were destined for greatness?
Welcome to the rally.
F**K DEATH

More details HERE

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The Party Line Presents: We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun
May
12
to May 14

The Party Line Presents: We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun

Written Kelly Kerwin, Helen Jaksch, and Emily Zemba
Directed by Kelly Kerwin

May 12th, May 13th, and May 14th at 8pm
 $15 tickets available via Brown Paper Tickets

We know Edie La Minx had a gun. We know a mummified body was found in a garment bag in her apartment. We know this body had a gunshot wound to the head. We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun dives into the sensationalism surrounding the life and death of a fabulous drag queen, while exploring the grit behind the glam. 
thepartylinepresents.org 

 



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May
6
to May 7

Eat Drink Tell Your Friends presents: Photo & Supply “Party & Pie”!

Friday May 6th 7:30pm-midnight $5 suggested donation at the door Come to Standard ToyKraft for tunes brought to you by DJ Alex Harden, foods, puppets, and portrait taking by Jess Worby. Oh yeah... and CHEAP BOOZE. Eat Drink Tell Your Friends will present our first full-length puppetry performance, PHOTO & SUPPLY this summer at UPSI’s summer residency at The Church in Mt. Vision, New York. Making puppets is a serious endeavor and we need your help! Help us… to PARTY!  All proceeds go toward fabrication, transportation, compensation, and sponsorship of Photo & Supply and its collaborators.  Eat Drink Tell Your Friends is Rachel Schapira, Ashur Rayis, and Andy Manjuck. Want some EDTYF spring fashion? Buy tshirt HERE

Friday May 6th 7:30pm-midnight
$5 suggested donation at the door

Come to Standard ToyKraft for tunes brought to you by DJ Alex Harden, foods, puppets, and portrait taking by Jess Worby. Oh yeah... and CHEAP BOOZE.

Eat Drink Tell Your Friends will present our first full-length puppetry performance, PHOTO & SUPPLY this summer at UPSI’s summer residency at The Church in Mt. Vision, New York. Making puppets is a serious endeavor and we need your help! Help us… to PARTY! 

All proceeds go toward fabrication, transportation, compensation, and sponsorship of Photo & Supply and its collaborators. 

Eat Drink Tell Your Friends is Rachel Schapira, Ashur Rayis, and Andy Manjuck.

Want some EDTYF spring fashion? Buy tshirt HERE

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May
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Food for the Moon

A Tank Produced Event! more info and advance tickets available HERE Georges Gurdjieff once referred to humanity as “food for the moon”, explaining that our existence is part of a large magnetic field, constantly pulling and feeding. Whatever we do, whatever choices we make, however long we live, we will eventually be consumed by our surrounding atmosphere for the sake of its vitality, conscious or not. This vitality is powered by the sun, at the heart of the cycle, which projects heat and light onto the atmosphere, bounced back to us by the reflective moon. This is nature. We are all mirrors.  “Food for the Moon” is an experiential video installation exploring small moments of that magnetic field. Through atmospheric shifts in a dark room, can we begin to understand our cyclical relationship to everything that surrounds us?  Please feel free to take your shoes off and tread on our elements, here for your sensory consumption. Though they are human-oriented and manipulated, they are nature-made and still floating along in space beside us and everything else.

A Tank Produced Event!
more info and advance tickets available HERE

Georges Gurdjieff once referred to humanity as “food for the moon”, explaining that our
existence is part of a large magnetic field, constantly pulling and feeding. Whatever we
do, whatever choices we make, however long we live, we will eventually be consumed
by our surrounding atmosphere for the sake of its vitality, conscious or not. This vitality
is powered by the sun, at the heart of the cycle, which projects heat and light onto the
atmosphere, bounced back to us by the reflective moon. This is nature. We are all mirrors. 

“Food for the Moon” is an experiential video installation exploring small moments of that
magnetic field. Through atmospheric shifts in a dark room, can we begin to understand
our cyclical relationship to everything that surrounds us? 

Please feel free to take your shoes off and tread on our elements, here for your sensory
consumption. Though they are human-oriented and manipulated, they are nature-made
and still floating along in space beside us and everything else.

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Cartoon Carnival #43: Circus Clowns
Apr
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Cartoon Carnival #43: Circus Clowns

Why the long face? Chin up, funny bones!

It’s time to put on your big red nose for Cartoon Carnival #43!  We’ll be clowning around with over a dozen—some two hours’ worth—16mm (no digital!) circus-themed cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s, straight from the Stathes Archives to the silver screen (under the big top) at Standard ToyKraft. There’ll be salacious sideshows, animals, pretty performers, daredevils, and much, much more. So, laugh clown, laugh…be a real Punchinello and unicycle on over with your pals to “Circus Clowns”!

Show tix $10 at the door. 

Light refreshments will be available for purchase from Standard ToyKraft.

Doors at 7:30pm; show starts soon thereafter. Arrive on time for good seats! 

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Tommy Stathes is a "Cartoon Cryptozoologist" with a rare film print collection comprised of over 1,500 shorts. Tommy's long term goal has been to acquire and preserve as many early animated films as possible and reintroduce them to the public. For more information about his activities, check out http://tommyjose.com/ and http://brayanimation.weebly.com/

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Apr
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Faint Obsessions

"Faint Obsessions" showcases a series of works that portray explorations of fascination, longing, and mystery. Ranging from humanistic to coldly abstract, these films offer perspectives on the primitive desires that haunt the individual, as well as curiosities on the celestial level. In accordance, the films present a cinematic inquiry into the obscure and unreachable. 

The program:

Occurrences of Light
Cory Dahn ­ 10 min. 16mm
a memory.
present, passing,
lucid, opaque,
reflections, recollections,
Occurrences of light.

Cory Dahn is a filmmaker & cinematographer from New Jersey living in Brooklyn. He has
many interests: jazz, cinema, bird watching, pinball, frisbee, biking, hiking, drivin’, walkin’,
talkin’ , singin’, dancin’, jivin’, VHS, & bagels. Limb of BUCKSHOT PRODUCTIONS /@cdahn.buckshot.nyc

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Crawling to Paradise
Daniel V. Masciari ­ 17 min. HD
Ben and Sarah work at a gas station. They’ve never left town and dream of leaving their
trailer behind to head toward Hawaii. But this dream may remain, just a dream.

Daniel V. Masciari is a filmmaker and editor based in New York. His obsession with
Hawaiian steel guitar is still strong.

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Lunar Distance
Daniel C. Doran ­ 3 min. MiniDV
Jeff DuMont recalls his encounter with an Unidentified Flying Object. Lunar Distance was
shot in Rochester, Brooklyn, and on a wild road trip back from Colorado in a big yellow
handicap bus.

Daniel C. Doran is a filmmaker living in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys a strong cup of
coffee and gardening.
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Atmosphere
Mike McCabe ­ 12 min. 16mm

A wave of inscrutable disappearances and fantastical claims disrupts the life of a mother,
Evangeline. The trauma of losing a loved one forces a reckoning with her daughter and
environment.

Mike McCabe is a filmmaker in New York with mixed feelings about Wes Anderson. When
not making movies, Mike is consuming too much media and too much coffee, or going on
aimless walks through the city. His creative output is generally a result of these elements.
He was also recently fired from his part­time job as a bike tour guide for being considered
not funny enough.

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Parallel
Cory Dahn ­ 8 min. 16mm.

a dream,
between spaces.
light created life,
and perpetuates.
light has its own life.
and their death is parallel.

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The Second First Annual 24 Hour Theater Festival
Apr
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Second First Annual 24 Hour Theater Festival

$5 at the door

Created and hosted by:
Harry "On par with God" Beer
Nolan "I was the only one who believed it was butter" Reece

The disgraced and Fallen stars who bought 24 hour theater to your doorstep have returned from exile to craft another night of well-behaved madness! For this theater festival, all created for your pleasure within 24 agonizing hours, project director and genius Harry Beer has assembled the best of the best, a veritable Justice League of theater heroes. Except our only super power is super-desperation for your approval. 

Welcome and welcome back! On Saturday, April 16th, you will see four short, REALLY GOOD original plays written by sleepless artistes at three AM the prior evening! What does this mean for you as an audience member? It means that we are as curious as YOU are about what wonders this festival will hold! Whatever gets written on Friday night, we gotta make it! There might be a Downton Abbey porno, or a gatorade exorcism, or just a whole bunch of Metapods, the cocoon Pokémon.

Come to the Standard ToyKraft Theater, and discover the true meaning of 'Well, we tried!'

Tickets are five bucks at the door, you cowards.

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