Jan
28
to Feb 25

[PORTO] by Kate Benson

We are thrilled to team up with WP Theater in association with New Georges to present the Off-Broadway debut of Kate Benson's [PORTO], which premiered at the Starr last Season!

Beginning January 28 in Manhattan

Off-Broadway Premiere
a co-production with WP Theater
in association with New Georges

by Kate Benson
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
with Noel Joseph Allain, Kate Benson, Ugo Chukwu, 
Jorge Cordova, Leah Karpel, and Julia Sirna-Frest

 "A stealthily ferocious, comfortingly hopeful, very funny new play! An exhortation to get out of your head and live, in thoughtful pursuit of joy." - The New York Times

A woman walks into a bar. Her name is Porto. She's a regular. She likes this bar: serious food, serious wine, serious bartender-a staple in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood (perhaps Bushwick?). Her friends, her wine, and her artisanal snacks are there; her doubts about being a Modern Woman are put on snooze. A handsome stranger walks in and orders something special. Disruption ensues: an upside-down romantic comedy unfolds inside and outside her head. Desires of all kinds are awakened with a ferocious thump. A nice smile is a nice smile, but can we enjoy the sausage once we know how it's made?

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Feb
14
to Mar 17

THE BROBOT JOHNSON EXPERIENCE by Darian Dauchan

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FEBRUARY 14 - MARCH 17

Previews Feb. 14 - 23
Official opening Feb. 24

written and performed by Darian Dauchan
directed by Andrew Scoville 
co-produced with All For One Theater

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to collaborate with All For One Theater in presenting The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturism transmedia piece written by and starring award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet, Darian Dauchan, who has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and abroad. The recently coined "Afrofuturism" genre is referred to by The New York Times as "...a political and cultural genre that projects black space voyagers, warriors and their heroic like into a fantasy landscape, one that has long been the province of their mostly white counterparts." At its core, Afrofuturism is about reimagining what the African American experience was and what it could be, and the show is designed to inspire both contemporaries and young people of color to tell outside-of-the-box-stories like Brobot Johnson.

One hundred years from now a race of Hip Hop androids known as Brobots will form a unit, The Tribe Called Space Quest, to spread their message of peace, love, and dopeness all over the universe. Through live looped vocals, rhymes, and beat-boxing, they perform the origin story of the first of their kind. They call it The Brobot Johnson Experience, a Sci-Fi Hip Hop solo concert that defies both space...and time.  The show is written by and stars Darian Dauchan, an award-winning solo performer, actor, and poet who has appeared on Broadway, Off Broadway, and abroad.

Written and performed by Darian Dauchan. Scenic design by Raul Abrego, Lighting design by Sarah Johnston, Sound design by Matt Stine, Costume Design by Asa Benally, Wig Design by Elizabeth Printz, Properties Design by Casey Alexander Smith, Projection design by Katherine Freer, Dramaturgy by Jesse Alick

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Jan
16
8:00 PM20:00

Artist-Run Venues: An Exponential Panel

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We're hosting a panel discussion as part of The Exponential Festival about artist-run venues!

The whys and hows and wtfs of running a space in New York WHILE being an artist will be delved into with our amazing panelists and YOU.

Panelists:
Ximena Garnica - Leimay Studio
Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush - The Tank
Catherin Mueller - The Parlour
David Herskovits and Moe Yousuf - Target Margin Theater
Brian McCorkle - Panoply Performance Lab
Cameron Stuart - The Glove

Moderated by Theresa Buchheister

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Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

The Bushwick Starr's 2017 Gala

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Join us for our annual Gala to celebrate and support The Bushwick Starr's 2017-18 Season!

The event will be held at Bushwick's Michelin award-winning restaurant, Faro, beginning at 6:30pm with specialty drinks at the bar followed by a seasonal multi-course dinner prepared by Faro's owner and chef, Kevin Adey. Gala tickets are $250, which includes dinner and drinks, special performances, and a silent auction.

TICKETS:
The Gala is a private invite-only event. To inquire about purchasing a ticket, please contact: lauren@thebushwickstarr.org

OUR GALA IS HOSTED BY THE BUSHWICK STARR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Matthew Cowherd, Gita Deo, Jeff Griffin, Robin Griffiths, Matthew Harrison, David Herskovits, Oliver Kramer, Alia McKee, David Ringer, Keanu Reeves, Rachel Viola, and Ashley Woolf

If you are unable to attend the event, but want to make a contribution, you can donate at any time.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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