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The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces the 2018-2019 Season LGBTQ+ Series

by Michelle Tabnick
November 16, 2018
14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 780-0800
The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture making in the East Village for people of all ages with the 2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series. The series kicked off on November 12, 2018 with #NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy and runs through April 2019.

"For our season of War & Peace, we knew that artists from the LGBTQ community would have a strong reaction to the theme. Coming out can often feel like war and creating a family can bring much needed peace. Our LGBTQ offerings this season have addressed the gamut, from Vietnam Veterans coming to terms with their sexuality to a TYA show with a non-gender binary protagonist to a piece about a modern family facing discrimination from within.  Our theater is a safe place for provocative work that will inspire conversation, debate and hopefully action," said Ronit Muszkatblit, Artistic Director.

2018-2019 LGBTQ+ Series:

The Baby Monitor
Different Translation
 
November 29 - December 16, 2018
Written by David Stallings, directed by Antonio Miniño 
When Claire's concerns over the welfare of her two-year old cousin are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play, exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today's America. After the December 7 performance, guests will be invited to an LGBTQ mixer with free drinks and appetizers with the cast and crew.

#NastyWomen, A Night of Female Resistance Comedy
Comedyistheresistance.com
January 28, April 15, May 20, 2019
Curated by Laura Beatrix Newmark
Following the Women's March and in light of the #MeToo, Time's Up, #NeverAgain movements, we provide a forum for female comedians that empowers all through laughter, camaraderie and tangible activism tools. Nasty Women's Second Season includes a show in April celebrating her, they and us, from comedians of transgender experience.

The Sinless
New Roman Theatre Group

March 28 - April 7, 2019
Written by Judah Skoff, Producing Director Rebecca Deistsch Skoff 
Annabelle and Tuvia are a happily married Orthodox Jewish couple living the life of their dreams. But what will they do when God isn't watching?

/we/ 
MICHIYAYA Dance
 
April 25-28, 2019
Artistic Directors Anya Clarke and Mitsuko Verdery present the world premiere of /w?"/, a collective study on gender identity featuring their seven dance artists with live sound by slowdanger. /w?"/ rids the binary, embraces the inner self and builds without walls.

Full Season Tickets and detailed information on shows available at www.14streety.org/tickets.

$14@14Y Flex Pass 
Subscribe to the 14th Street Y and save with Flex Pass. For $42, choose any three shows from the upcoming season at https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket#details_a0S36000007O40PEAS.

About The Theater at the 14th Street Y


The Theater at the 14th Street Y focuses on social awareness and change through big picture narrative. Inspired by works that welcome artists of all backgrounds, we place artists at the heart of our community and seek to create an inclusive and open cultural experience for all. Art is incubated here.

About LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture

At the core of LABA's mission is the belief that classical Jewish text study can and should be a source of inspiration and creativity for contemporary culture-makers and thinkers. All of the public art created through LABA aims to transcend cultural and social borders by bringing to light the universal themes and questions our artists encounter through their engagement with Jewish thought.

About the 14th Street Y

The 14th Street Y's philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We're committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities. The 14th Street Y serves more than 26,000 people annually with a variety of community programs and is proud to be a part of Educational Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 128-year history of serving New Yorkers downtown.
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