Current Season 2014-2015

 

"Will It Ever Happen?"

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The Proverbial Loons

Musical Comedy Improv at Castillo

2015 performance dates: February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, August 1, 8, 15 

Meet the Proverbial Loons, Castillo's new comedy improv troupe. Veterans of New York's and Castillo's stages, come together with some new faces to create new material each night. Audience members can volunteer, and watch your life transformed into a zany musical! Or just watch and enjoy the show. It's gonna be ridiculous - and wonderfully entertaining.

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All Stars Talent Show Network - Bronx Audition

Saturday, January 31, 2015   11:30 AM   Dewitt Clinton HS, 100 West Mosholu Parkway South

Admittance: $5 per person  Note: Performance Workshop will immediately follow Audition!

Long before Castillo was performing the world it was performing the city, and the All Stars Talent Show Network is the name of that performance. For over two decades Director of Youth Programs Pam Lewis and her All Stars have been a source of young talent, and those vibrant performances continue this year-across the five boroughs and in cities around the country. Sponsored by the nonprofit All Stars Project, the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) is an after-school, performance-based enrichment program for inner city youth. Each year, thousands of children and young adults, ages 5-25, participate in several dozen All Stars events. These include auditions, rehearsals, talent shows and performance workshops that take place in local school auditoriums and at the All Stars Project headquarters on 42nd Street.  Call 212 941-9400 ext. 347 for more information.

 

Dutchman

February 5 - March 8, 2015   By Amiri Baraka   Directed Woodie King, Jr.

A production of Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre in association with the Castillo Theatre.

The title Dutchman is an allusion to The Dutch East India Company, the most renowned slave ship company of the 17th century, whose flagship for the voyages between West Africa and America, tradition says, was named Flying Dutchman. The literary legend is The Flying Dutchman in which the central character is ever in pursuit of prey that can never be caught. This production will include the music of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. Experimental, allegorical and angry, Dutchman is set on a New York City subway train, where Lula, a young white woman, strikes up a conversation with Clay, a young middle-class black man. As the play unspools, she goads him, with liberal righteousness, into releasing the anger that, as a black man, he must surely be harboring.

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nid%3D2840%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneAll Stars Talent Show Network - Bronx Show

Saturday, February 28, 2015    2:30 PM   Dewitt Clinton HS, 100 West Mosholu Parkway South

Admittance: $5 per person

Long before Castillo was performing the world it was performing the city, and the All Stars Talent Show Network is the name of that performance. For over two decades Director of Youth Programs Pam Lewis and her All Stars have been a source of young talent, and those vibrant performances continue this year-across the five boroughs and in cities around the country. Sponsored by the nonprofit All Stars Project, the All Stars Talent Show Network (ASTSN) is an after-school, performance-based enrichment program for inner city youth. Each year, thousands of children and young adults, ages 5-25, participate in several dozen All Stars events. These include auditions, rehearsals, talent shows and performance workshops that take place in local school auditoriums and at the All Stars Project headquarters on 42nd Street.  Call 212 941-9400 ext. 347 for more information.

 

nid%3D2694%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnonePerforming Fred Newman: A Marathon of Plays

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Join a 12-hour performance celebration of the life and theatre work of Fred Newman. Newman, who passed away in July 2011, was the Castillo Theatre's artistic director for 16 years. Professional actors and directors will share the stage with community members, as many of Newman's 44 politically-engaged plays will be read. Potluck snacks will keep the actors and audience well-fed.

 

 

Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest

Mondays  August 3, 10, and 17, 2015

Castillo Theatre sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest annually. Now entering its seventh year, the contest encourages the writing of scripts for the stage that engage the political, social, cultural questions affecting the world today and/or historical events and issues that impact on our political/cultural heritage. While in the broadest sense Castillo recognizes all theatre to be political, the contest seeks politically progressive plays that examine social and/or economic problems and challenges; explore possibilities of social transformation; reflect the concerns and interests of communities; and/or explore the importance of community itself.

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UX, the newest initiative of the All Stars Project, is a school of continuing development. It's free, open to people of all ages and educational backgrounds, has no grades and uses New York City as its campus. UX holds lectures, classes and workshops, and takes field trips to cultural, political, business, and educational institutions. Join us! MORE INFORMATION.

CLICK HERE FOR UX WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE.

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