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    Complete archive, 1999-present

    2008-2009 reviews:
  • Anaïs Nin Goes To Hell
  • ANGER/NATION
  • beast: a parable
  • Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire
  • Blasted
  • Buffalo Gal
  • China: The Whole Enchilada
  • The Corn Maiden
  • Crawl, Fade to White
  • Doruntine
  • Extraordinary Rendition
  • The First Breeze of Summer
  • Fringe Festival 2008
  • Fringe Festival favorites
  • The Glass Cage
  • Hair
  • Hidden Fees* (A Play About Money)
  • Jailbait
  • King of Shadows
  • The Longest Running Joke of the Twentieth Century
  • Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprising
  • Macbeth
  • The Master Builder
  • Missa Solemnis, or The Play About Henry
  • Mourn the Living Hector
  • A Nasty Story
  • Nowadays
  • the october crisis (to laura)
  • Oresteia
  • Other Bodies
  • Prayer
  • Psalms of a Questionable Nature
  • Raised by Lesbians
  • Reasonable Doubt
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Small Craft Warnings
  • Something Weird . . . in the Red Room
  • Soul Samurai
  • The Sound of One Hanna Clapping
  • Southern Promises
  • The Third from the Left
  • Twelfth Night
  • Voices from Guantánamo
  • The Wendigo
  • Zombie

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    Past events starting with: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0-9




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    Closed Sept. 29, 2002

      Wa Zu
    Reinvents the notion of ritual with a brand new music, choreographic and theatrical spectacle about primitive pop culture. A monkey boy on a leash, a guitar-wielding ghostgirl . . . (more)

    Closed June 16, 2002

      Wa Zu
    SLANT ("Big Dicks Asian Men"), the ensemble of Richard Ebihara, Wayland Quintero and Perry Yung, in "Wa Zu," a brand new music, choreographic, and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Waiter, Waiter
    An overworked wait staff delivers one over-fed couple a reality check as resentments at the indignities of life bubble over in a wickedly sharp and brutal new comedy about decaf, . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2003

      

      A Waiter's Nightmare
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    Theatergoers who are used to barking for service in bistros and beaneries will have plenty of practice for their role in "A Waiter's Nightmare," an audience-interactive, . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 1, 2004

      

      Waitin' 2 End Hell
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    A new realistic play by William Parker, about deteriorating black middle class family relationships. "Waitin 2 End Hell" concerns the struggles of an African American husband . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      waiting: a play in phases
    Is there a guide to grieving in the digital age? Do the rituals we have allow us to form a meaningful relationship to loss? waiting takes a probing look at the absurd crisis of . . . (more)

    Closed March 24, 2002

      Waiting for Godot
    Richard Schechner directs East Coast Artists ("Faust/Gastronome," Chekhov's "Three Sisters") in Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," featuring . . . (more)

    Closed Nov. 24, 2002

      The Wake of Jamey Foster
    People get deader and deader each day they live. So says one of the characters after a few belts of gin in the revival of Beth Henleys THE WAKE OF JAMEY FOSTER. When . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 17, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      WALLS
    A couple wakes up and finds a WALL has split their house in half. The furniture, the bed, even the fish are severed in two. On the night of their anniversary, the confrontation . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed July 27, 2004

      The Wanderer
    A comedy written in Dmitry Lipkin's celebrated fable-like style — concerns an otherworldly being who falls from the sky and lands in Brighton Beach. He takes on . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed April 28, 2002

      War Bonds
    Explores the neglected story of women pilots and women in the army in World War II. Inspired by interviews with veterans and other research, the play evokes the spirit of the . . . (more)

    Closed March 30, 2002

      War Music
    British poet Christopher Logue's acclaimed modern-verse adaptation of Homer's Iliad. In this provocative staging of history's greatest epic, an all-female cast dramatizes . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Sept. 22, 2001

      War Music
    Based on Homer's "Iliad," this sequel to Verse Theater Manhattan's acclaimed production "Kings" continues the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Wasn't Any Law Could Take Him Alive
    The world of white trash and werewolves: young blondes coming back from the dead, bleeding scalps, pudding eating guys turning into coyotes and a lot of Wild Turkey. All come . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Wasting Zen
    Wasting Zen takes place in NYC on the cusp of the Apocalypse. Artists, prostitutes, drug dealers, and voyeurs deconstruct under the pressure of inevitable duty. Winners of Best . . . (more)

    Closed June 26, 2004

      The Wau Wau Sisters
    Named "the new faces of Vaudeville" by New York Magazine, The Wau Wau Sisters bring a lot of bad behavior and a sisterly love that knows no bounds to midtown for a limited . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Wax & Wayne
    The most incredible sight on any stage it definitely pushes the envelope Highly Recommended Chicago Sun-Times. Sexy & haunting, this completely unique work spins the tale . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      The Way Out
    The story Hollywood didn't have the courage to tell. This explosive drama swirls around the final appeal of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's (Shiek Mahmud-Bey) murder conviction, as he . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      WE ARE THE LAWMAKERS
    Friends and family in a comfortable middle class home are held hostage by three dinner guests. They are forced to enact a cruel political play called We Are the Lawmakers. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 4, 2001

      We Have to Stop Now
    A new work about a day in the life of a New York psychotherapist, directed by Ruti Rosen, written by Ada M. Croal and Ruti Rosen in collaboration with the cast by way . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 22, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      We Three
    Amory loses his grip on reality, as his loved ones lose their grip on Amory. A struggle for understanding and dignity in a changing world. What do we do with forgotten ones or . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      We're from the Fifties
    The Extra-Ordinaries, a fifties rock band, scorned by the right wing era they lived in. Suddenly hurled into present day. Still young, Still cocky. "Insanely Funny," says The . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 1, 2004

      

      Weights
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    An autobiographical solo show written and performed by LYNN MANNING about the senseless shooting that left him blind at age 23 and his subsequent efforts to rebuild his . . . (more)
    Theater by the Blind

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Welcome Home Rock Rogers
    Welcome Home Rock Rogers is a fantastic comedy about the world's most famous astronaut and his homecoming after a lifetime in Space. He returns with an answer to the "bad new . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 2, 2001

      

      Welcome to New Jersey
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    This evening of one-acts, Welcome To New Jersey, draws from two of the most vital and acclaimed works in the Bon Bock repertoire. Gritty and toughminded, Welcome to New . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      

      The Welcoming Committee
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    Locked in a room 8,000 miles from home, interrogated by men with guns. An enemy of the state or a visitor misunderstood? Are you in communist China or the police station down . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 28, 2009

      

      The Wendigo
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    Lost in the wilderness, four hunters venture deep into a world they were never meant to see . . . One of Blackwood's best stories is the magnificent THE WENDIGO, . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      What Didn't Happen
    When his lover (Annalee Jefferies), literary adversary (Chris Noth) and a sympathetic colleague (Robert Hogan) gather at Dave Ardiths (Steven Skybell) upstate retreat for a . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 22, 2002

      What I Like About Breasts
    A performance based on Guillaume Apollinaire's surrealist drama, "The Breast of Tiresius," by Catharine Dill / Exploding Moment. (See details)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      What The Eunuch Saw
    In the bedchamber of a besieged medieval palace, the eccentric Queen suffers from a bizarre love affliction. To keep her calm — and defend her honor — the King and his loyal . . . (more)

    Closed July 20, 2002

      

      What the Hell's Your Problem? - An Evening with Dr. Bob Nathelson
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    Writer/Director Tom Noonan is set to return with his Paradise Theater Company to the stage that brought us "What Happened Was," "Wifey" and "Wang Dang" with his latest, WHAT . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 26, 2003

      What's Your Karma?
    Find out about MONEY, SEX and POWER — your Past lives and Karmas. Where you've been, where you're going, and how it affects you in the here and now is the premise for . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 29, 2004

      What's That On My Head!?!
    Refracts the history of America through the lens of a trans-temporal game show. The residue of 400 years of American culture and industry, What's That On My Head!?! tracks three . . . (more)
    National Theater of the United States of America

    Closed June 29, 2003

      When I'm 64
    A new play by Theater by the Blind Artistic Director IKE SCHAMBELAN about four old friends from Yale Drama who come together for a fun-filled reunion 40 years after graduation . . . (more)
    Theater by the Blind

    Closed Feb. 8, 2009

      When in Disgrace (Haply I Think On Thee)
    Inspired by a true story, WHEN IN DISGRACE (HAPLY I THINK ON THEE) weaves a tale of shattered hope and personal destruction as three close friends are torn apart by jealousy, . . . (more)
    Examined Man Theatre

    Closed Oct. 16, 2004

      When It Rains
    Moira, a successful editor in New York City, intends to have a child with her husband Lenny, yet he can neither satisfy her sexually nor, as a fertility doctor determines, get . . . (more)

    Closed May 25, 2002

      Whispers in the Wood
    A noir thriller about deceit, abuse of power and the influence of the media. A young man is mutilated . . . . His girlfriend is accused . . . . And the only witness is catatonic, . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      White Cotton
    White Cotton explores a young woman's discovery of a long lost love-interest her grandmother once had. It acknowledges the traditions of India, with a contemporary outlook and . . . (more)

    Closed March 7, 2003

      Who Killed Woody Allen
    Set at Woody's fictional memorial service, WHO KILLED WOODY ALLEN? operates under the following scenario: celebrated filmmaker and icon Woody Allen has been murdered and his . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 5, 2002

      Who Killed Woody Allen
    Set at Woody's fictional memorial service, WHO KILLED WOODY ALLEN? operates under the following scenario: celebrated filmmaker and icon Woody Allen has been murdered and his . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Who Popped Papi Chulo?...or I'll Have Him with a Side of Salsa.
    Call an exorcist, quick! Hot, dead, Cuban TV star Enrique "Papi" Chulo battles with a trio of scorned former flames bent on repossessing his soul. Four characters, one actor in . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Who's Not Ready Holler I
    A drama about confronting the magician within. Susanne's internal magician possesses the ultimate coping magic — the power to disappear. Her play explores the consequences of . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Who's Your Daddy?
    Her mother's a sex therapist, her grandmother faints at bat-mitzvahs, her executive boss is the closest thing to a father she's ever known. But Wendy's been so busy putting . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Why They Invented Dancing
    A world of pizza, snowflakes, and hoe-downsa stranger, an exotic woman, and neurotic family collide in this hilarious, fantastical ride by Chicago's Umalleniay Productions. . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      WigShoppe
    Meet Fannie, a Brit hopeful wig designer, and Peggy, a southern big city wannabe. Two-woman show, sketch comedy format, 16-scene play follows Fannie and Peggy's relationship in . . . (more)

    Closed May 20, 2004

      

      The Wild Duck
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    "Beyond the cramped and gaslit parlor on which the curtain rises in an Ibsen play, there often seems to be a sense of the immense void of the primeval European wilderness. For . . . (more)
    Jean Cocteau Repertory

    Closed Aug. 24, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Wildboy '74
    Ethan Strong is a self-help guru who spent his childhood locked in a cage. Over a four-day conference in Delaware, Ethan and his assistant Elliott find themselves tied up in the . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Nov. 14, 2003

      Wilder
    Two-time Tony Award-winner John Cullum (Urinetown, On the Twentieth Century, Shenandoah, "Northern Exposure") makes his Playwrights Horizons debut in this erotic chamber musical . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 5, 2009

      The Will Shaw Fun and Funny Juggling Show
    Will Shaw presents his award-winning blend of physical comedy, verbal wit and amazing skills at the Brooklyn Lyceum this December 5th. Audiences of all ages will be treated to . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Windows On the World
    Manhattan is flattened! And no one is spared in this apocalyptic comedy that skewers New York society, top to bottom — mud will be flung, clothes ripped off and the entire city . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 25, 2002
    (Fringe Festival 2002)

      Winter Under the Table
    An alluring girl sublets the underside of her dining-room table to a penniless immigrant. At her feet a relationship emerges despite cultural obstacles. Comedy that reveals . . . (more)

    Closed April 7, 2002

      The Winter's Tale
    Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE tells the story of Polixenes, King of Bohemia, who visits his boyhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, for nine months. When he prepares to . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Oct. 27, 2001

      The Winter's Tale
    The Oberon Theatre Ensemble opens its fifth season with a fresh look at the mystical world of William Shakespeares The Winters Tale. Welcome to the land of Sicilia, a place . . . (more)

    Closed March 2, 2003

      Winterizing the Summer House
    The last days of summer stir up bitter memories and new rivalries between old colleagues. A world premiere drama by Gino DiIorio. (See details)

    Closed Jan. 13, 2002

      Wise Guise: The Craig, Scott, Juan and Dan Show
    Wise Guise is the satirical, endlessly inventive song-and-sketch group of Craig Meade, T. Scott Lilly, Juan Villegas and Daniel Wilkes Kelley, which inevitably brings the house . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 23, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Wish We Were Here
    When a beautiful genie pops out of a hapless stoner's hookah, he thinks he's got it made . . . but soon, she has stripped him of his dignity — along with his clothes — in this . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Jan. 27, 2002

      Within Outer Spaces
    With Capacitors outrageous fusion of forms, Within Outer Spaces investigates the multiple gravitational forces that keep the tumbling earth aloft in its elegant orbit. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Dec. 6, 2009

      Wolves at the Window
    Discover why you must never tell the truth, marvel at why being nice never pays, and understand the complex rules to getting one over your fellow man. Enter the offbeat world of . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 23, 2003

      The Woman from the Sea
    Based on Ibsen?s original Norwegian script, The Woman from the Sea is a passionate and gripping story of a woman haunted by her past. Set in a fashionable resort in Northern . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 30, 2001

      

      Woman Killer
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    Inspired by Japans greatest classical writer Monzaemon Chikamatsus play "The Woman Killer and the Hell of Oil" originally done as a Bunraku Puppet play . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 5, 2009

      Women Beware Women
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    Red Bull Theater’s upcoming production of Thomas Middleton’s rarely-performed masterwork, Women Beware Women, continues our exploration of the seldom-seen classics of . . . (more)
    Red Bull Theater Company

    Closed Oct. 17, 2004

      Women on the Verge
    A comedy about two middle-aged Irish women, Vera and Anna, who have traveled all the way from Belfast to Donegal to see the man of their dreams — Irish singing icon, Daniel . . . (more)

    Closed Feb. 24, 2002

      

      The Wonder! A Woman Keeps A Secret
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    Celebrating female friendship has never been so much fun: This classic comedy of wit, intrigue and misunderstanding features greedy old men, comic servants and thwarted lovers . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Wondering in Aliceland
    Fasten your seat belts, and go for a spin along with Alice through the bipolar experience — A whirlwind ride chock-full of love, death, sex, God complexes, and lithium. (This . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 28, 2008
    (New York Musical Theatre Festival 2008)

      Wood
    When a young man sneaks away to the seedy wood on the outskirts of his Normal town, his community is forced to face the secrets, desires and dreams long relegated to the shadowy . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 23, 2001

      The Woodcutter
    P.S. 122's antidote to the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Brad Kessler's sardonic play delves into the world of a Vermont man who grows Christmas trees and sells . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 15, 2008
    (Fringe Festival 2008)

      Woodhull: A Play About the Woman Who Ran for President
    Woodhull tells the story of Victoria Woodhull, an outrageous and revolutionary former prostitute who — with a platform that included abolition of the death penalty, legalized . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Woosh!
    WOOSH!, an ingenious blend of brutal truths and heartfelt compassions. This one-man show of over a dozen uniquely defined characters tells the story of urban triumph in the . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Word Made Flesh
    It's not that I'm gay. I just have these really intense feelings of brotherly love. What's a born again Christian to do with a crush on his best Youth Group pal? Go deep into . . . (more)

    Closed Jan. 26, 2002

      Wordz
    5 one-acts from All In The Timing by David Ives. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Creative Arts Workshop for Kids (CAW). CAW is a non-profit organization that . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed March 16, 2003

      Working My Way Down
    The legendary creator of the long-running Off-Broadway hit BITCH!DYKE!FAGHAG!WHORE! brings her latest rant to the subterranean stage at Fez. Working My Way Down is a 65 . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Working Week and Sunday Rest
    Welcome to the end of Americana, a farewell to days gone by. In a nation where life now pales to the glories of our past, can an alcoholic womanizer confronted by his drag queen . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 13, 2002

      

      The World Over
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    A skewed epic adventure about a wayfarer (Justin Kirk) who comes to believe he is the lost prince of a mythical land, and travels the globe to claim his birthright. With seven . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Feb. 2, 2003

      

      World War Zero
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    Zero Boy's sounds of war comedy. A history of weapons and warfare. From the fist to the atomic bomb, Zero Boy will enlight and delight with a comic history through war & peace. . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Worry Days
    A chance encounter on a subway between a dying young man and a lonely elderly woman turns into a psychological and spiritual dissection of two individuals who discover this . . . (more)

    Closed Oct. 17, 2008

      The Worst of Us
    Prepare for the worst. The Impending Moustache has combined horrible moments in their own lives with the horrifying characters of their own creation into a forty-five minute . . . (more)
    Impending Moustache

    Closed Oct. 29, 2008

      Woyzeck
    In this new and gripping adaptation, set in the present day south, we will take a poignant look at the effects of wartime on young men. After seeing war and bloodshed, Franz . . . (more)
    Counting Squares Theatrer

    Closed Oct. 29, 2008

      Woyzeck
    In this new and gripping adaptation, set in the present day south, we will take a poignant look at the effects of wartime on young men. After seeing war and bloodshed, Franz . . . (more)
    Horse Trade Theater Group

    Closed Aug. 26, 2001
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      Woyzeck
    Shining Lights clever adaptation of Buchner's psychological masterpiece leaves its audience feeling raw. A mixture of contemporary and classic celtic sounds and images lead us . . . (more)

    Closed March 16, 2003

      Wrestling Ladies
    This comic book come-to-life follows the experiences of seven "gorgeous ladies of wrestling" who negotiate their lives in and out of the ring. The piece is written, directed and . . . (more)

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      The Writer's Mind
    Three one-act comedies. This 2002 Philadelphia Fringe Festival hit features the greatest dramatic writer of all time — -at least in his mind. What the Philadelphia Inquirer . . . (more)

    Closed Dec. 15, 2004

      Wrong Way Up: A New Rock Musical
    Andrew Grosso directs, Frank Spitznagel musically directs and Thomas Mills choreographs this coming of age musical comedy that charts the course of a maladjusted rebel . . . (more)
    Official site

    Closed Aug. 24, 2003
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      Wtc View
    Indie filmmaker Brian Sloan's play follows a SoHo resident's search for a new room mate just after 9/11. At turns strangely comic and emotionally intense, it's a journey into . . . (more)

    Closed Sept. 21, 2004

      WYSIWYG Talent Show: Bullies and Mean Girls
    The WYSIWYG Talent Show Is Back at P.S. 122and it's crammed in its locker and cowering in fear! P.S.122's monthly all-blogger series of readings and performances, . . . (more)
    Official site



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