THURSDAYDTF Presents: Mandatory Seminar
Continues weekly through June 2 at The Annoyance Theater, 367 Bedford Ave, Williamsburg. 9pm. Tickets are $10. More info here.
Have you ever been a part of an office wellness seminar? I personally have not, but they sound truly absurd. Get a taste of one too outrageous for words tonight and next week in the hallowed halls of The Annoyance, where The Dingleberry Theater Foundation tries their very best to stage their own wellness seminar featuring a cast of characters who don’t seem at all suited for that sort of workplace, much less any workplace. Will there be meditative breathing exercises and miniature bottles of water or will there only be disaster? Only one way to find out.
Continues through May 27 at Central Arts and Recording, 1239 Dekalb Ave, Bushwick. 7:30pm. Tickets are $25, which includes one drink. More info here.
Remember prom? More importantly, remember 2003? Combine them, and you’ve got the potential for a whole lot of interesting pop culture and fashion choices. Okay, written by gender-bending performance artist and playwright Taylor Mac and originally performed as a solo show by Mac, is now staged as a play by director Danny Sharron with a cast of seven. The play centers around a teenage girl who give birth in a bathroom at prom, based on a true occurrence, because 2003 was crazy. Attendees will enter into a true prom environment (a drink is included with your ticket price), so get ready to party.
Continues through June 4 at The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg. 8pm (Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm). Tickets are $18. More info here.
As if its title wasn’t intriguing enough, this “body horror play with music” is made by a merry gang of weirdos and self-proclaimed “no-wave mountain music band/theater troupe” creators The Drunkard’s Wife. It has something to do with a girl named Charity who is lost, somewhere, and maybe becomes a permanent caterpillar in a 20th century small town. It looks richly visual and dazzlingly strange, and certainly worth checking out—you have until June 4.
SUNDAYSoaked: A Performance Series
At Company Gallery, 88 Eldridge St 5th Fl, Lower East Side. 3pm. More info here.
Company Gallery’s weeklong festival of new performance work from artists all over the US comes to a close with this afternoon selection of pieces by Jackie Maylee Mason, Aurel Haze Odogbo, Natasha Stagg, Bunny Rogers, Marcelline Mandeng, and Ana Božičević. And if that’s not enough to chew on, the event will be catered by Bed-Stuy vegan eatery Toad Style, so culture won’t be the only thing you’re consuming.
If you’re free earlier in the week, Soaked is also doing segments on Friday with work by other artists, including projects from Powrplnt founder Angelina Dreem (her music duo HELP) and Monica Mirabile of recent large-scale choreographic work Authority Figure (her performance duo FLUCT).