Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper

Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper

Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper takes place over the span of one hour during which Jane and her partner Pam Weldon sell their accessories on the Stay at Home Shopper network, a channel not unlike QVC. 

Avant Festival

Avant Festival

“Micro-operas” and monster drone epics share billings in this ambitious new-music festival. It begins on Saturday with the 10-hour “Day Trip,” a sound installation and performance by the composer Adrian Knight with the percussion ensemble Tigue... 

Clubbed Thumbs Summerworks: Card and Gift

Clubbed Thumbs Summerworks: Card and Gift

(closes on Sunday) Kate E. Ryan’s gentle meandering comedy — about three women marking time in a dying gift shop in New Hampshire — makes a self-effacingly oddball contribution to the eternal canon of American plays about dead-end, small-town lives... 

Clubbed Thumbs Summerworks

Clubbed Thumbs Summerworks

(previews start on Wednesday; opens on May 23) This treasured downtown company returns with its annual festival of what it calls “funny, strange and provocative” plays. This year’s provocations are “D Deb Debbie Deborah,” by Jerry Lieblich; “Card and Gift,” by Kate E... 

Paradox of the Urban Cliché'

Paradox of the Urban Cliché'

Verse melts into drama, and a young Harlem couple’s love story into a Kafkaesque nightmare of detention, in this thoughtful new play by Craig Grant, also known as muMs. Given a polished staging by Reginald L... 

Avant Media

Avant Media

This innovative organization, founded by the composer Randy Gibson and the filmmaker Ana Baer, continues its series of monthly concerts. The trumpeter-composer Nate Wooley presents the first complete performance of “For Kenneth Gaburo,” an evening-long score for trumpet and electronics dedicated to Mr... 

Another Medea

Another Medea

In this monologue by Aaron Mark, Tom Hewitt (“Jesus Christ Superstar”) plays a disarming psychopath named Marcus, a New York actor who fell in love with a wealthy doctor named Jason, gave up his career, then turned homicidal after Jason left him... 

Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman

Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman

This sweet, silly, semi-unwieldy Off Off Broadway play, written by Michael Mitnick and starring the excellent Will Connolly as Kyle, is a coming-of-age comedy about a Colorado drama geek yearning for his father, who’s moved to New York... 

Current Sessions

Current Sessions

The next installment of this series invades its East Village home, the Wild Project, for a busy 48 hours. The lineup includes 15 emerging choreographers on four programs; opening and closing night parties; and a discussion with the artists after the final show. 

Between the Seas Festival

Between the Seas Festival

This festival enlightens audiences to the Mediterranean region’s growing contemporary arts scene. On the dance docket is “What Dreams May Come,” by the Turkish choreographer Nejla Y... 

Clubbed Thumb Summerworks

Clubbed Thumb Summerworks

(previews start on May 30; opens on June 1) A company with a mission to produce “funny, strange, and provocative” plays, Clubbed Thumb kicks off its annual festival with three new works... 

Sir Patient Fancy

Sir Patient Fancy

Little is known about Aphra Behn (1640-89), one of the rare female professional playwrights of the 17th century, other than that she was a spy for King Charles II at one point, and that her plays often possess a ribald flair...