Running Oct. 4, 2013-May 18, 2014, the season will include one world premiere, nine U.S. premieres and three NY premieres among its 15 productions from seven different countries around the world.
Here's a look at the New Victory season:
Author J.M. Barrie
Adaptor Tommy Murphy
Director Ralph Myers
"Artistic director, dreamer, designer and boy leader Ralph Myers saw something inherently wild in J.M. Barrie's Neverland that reminded him of the Australian bush, and took on the daunting task of staging the whole adventure on a single set."
Me and My Shadow
Patch Theatre Company
Collaboratively created by Zoë Barry, Dave Brown, Geoff Cobham, Roz Hervey, Nathan O'Keefe, Astrid Pill and Bob Weatherly
Direction Roz Hervey, Dave Brown and Geoff Cobham
"A whimsical story about the fanciful escapades of a young girl who finds a way to befriend her shadow in a playground of paper, light, music and magic."
Carlo Colla & Sons Marionette Company
Director/composer/costume designer Eugenio Monti Colla
Music P. Tchaikovsky
"Sleeping Beauty tells the timeless tale of a princess and her prophesied slumber. With the accompaniment of Tchaikovsky's score, three centuries of Italy's rich cultural heritage are on dazzling display as more than 150 handmade marionettes, each with its own complete wardrobe of costumes, interpret Charles Perrault's original 1697 fairy tale, 'The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood.'" Songs from Above
Teater Refleksion & Teater My
Concept and Text by Mette Rosleff
Director Bjarne Sandborg
Composer Martin Vognsen
"Artist Mette Rosleff uses delicate puppetry and object animation to reveal gentle moments of innocent discovery: the joy of splashing through puddles, running barefoot on the summer grass, being tucked into bed at night. Hidden within celestial shapes, each tiny treasure elicits wide-eyed wonder in this sweet reverie of life's simplest pleasures."
Feet Don't Fail Me Now
Nov. 15 – Dec. 1
Artistic director Ricci Milan
"Founded by a group of friends from different areas of the Minneapolis arts scene, the creators of Feet Don't Fail Me Now blend the rapid-fire tap talent of four dancers with the live rock, blues, soul and funk music of Root City, a seven-piece band complete with vocalists and 'Heatbox,' the human beatbox.
Circus Der Sinne (Circus of Joy)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dec. 6, 2013–Jan. 5. 2014
Director and co-founder Winston Ruddle
"Featuring a rare and breathtaking 'Icarian Games' act from Ethiopia (in which foot jugglers toss fellow acrobats into the air!), stilt walkers from Tanzania and a renowned contortionist from Kenya (known as 'the most flexible man in the world'), this eclectic cast from different countries all around the continent mixes modern circus arts with traditional African dance and music."
Still Awake Still!
Jump Leads and Jessica Wilson
Jan. 18–20, 2014
Director Jessica Wilson
Writers Jessica Wilson in collaboration with Jim Lasko and creative team
"Miss Ivory Tinklefinger (the famous Queen of Sleep) can calm the rowdiest of children with nothing but a great grand piano and her sweet singing voice. But one day – much to her dismay and to the audience's delight – her piano produces more than just notes. Commissioned by the Sydney Opera House and premiered at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Still Awake Still! is a cabaret for kids based on the much-loved songs from the children's bedtime book 'I'm Still Awake, Still!' by author Elizabeth Honey and composer Sue Johnson."
Bob Marley's Three Little Birds
Adventure Theatre MTC
Glen Echo, Maryland
Feb. 7-23, 2014
Music and lyrics Bob Marley
Based on the book by Cedella Marley
Adapted for the stage by Michael J. Bobbitt
"Three little birds sing their sweet songs to Ziggy, a very shy child who is happy to see the world from the television in his room. But with the help of his feathered friends and his naughty neighbor Nansi, Ziggy is reminded in soothing six-part harmony that 'every little thing gonna be all right.' A jammin' musical with live accompaniment featuring the timeless music and lyrics of Bob Marley and based on the childrens book by his daughter Cedella, Bob Marley's Three Little Birds shares the legendary reggae artist's message of peace and love with a new generation of songbirds."
This [Baby] Life
Sally Chance Dance
Feb. 12–23, 2014
Creator and director Sally Chance
Composer and musician Heather Frahn
"Created for babies aged 4-18 months, this contemporary dance piece invites the very, very young audience to mirror and react to inventive choreography. Responding to the audience's sounds and movement, the performers of This [Baby] Life encourage the moment-by-moment fascination of a baby's interaction with their adults and with the environment of the performance space. Accompanied by gentle melodies and rhythms, this memorable performance explores babies' capacities to participate in the exciting world around them."
Measure for Measure
New York, NY
Feb. 28–March 16, 2014
"New York's Fiasco Theater sheds new light on one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies with the ensemble's signature use of live music and moxie. When The Duke of Vienna disguises himself as a friar among his people, he finds the city unraveling in a moral free fall. Before he reclaims his dukedom, can he help the chaste Isabella save her brother from the condemnation of the villain Angelo? Fiasco's creative and collaborative troupe will once again color complex characters and illuminate perplexing plots to tell this singular tale of morality and manipulation in Measure for Measure."
March 21-March 30, 2014
"Knee Deep features the captivating artists of Casus, Australia's hottest new contemporary circus company. Tinged with humor, immersed in cool and set to an evocative score, their mesmerizing mix of acrobatic adagios, aerial feats and astonishing individual acts explores the beautiful and delicate balance between human resilience and fragility."
April 4-20, 2014
Creator and set designer Christine Johnston
Choreography Lisa O'Neill
Music Peter Nelson
"Welcome to the mad, mod world of the Ginghams, a trio who travels to bring long-lost misfit toys into their bright and colorful home. Disco Frog was caught in a ceiling fan, Squibbly was abandoned in the gutter and Fluff was dropped under the couch. But don't fret – in this comedic, quirky and heart-warming mix of sound, story, technology and slides, these toys get discovered and recovered by the plaid-patterned family. In Fluff, performers Christine Johnston, Lisa O'Neill and Peter Nelson combine their talents – experimental use of voice, dramatic visual style, vocalizing birdcalls, dance, sound-sampling, and their own particular bent on humor – to create this original, off-the-wall performance."
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 9-18, 2014
Choreography Marco Gerris and cast
Production Romy Hagenaar
Text Dunya Khayame and Horace Cohen
"Casting off the pressures of the daily grind, Hyperish fuses dance styles born from the Dutch street scene and club circuit with themes of self-expression and young people's search for identity. Inspired by the words of J.D. Salinger's 'The Catcher in the Rye,' each dynamic talent of ISH cuts through the air with elastic and unparalleled skill to flow seamlessly from house to hip- hop and from ballet to break dance."
Young at Art
Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 7-18, 2014
"A kiddie club party for under-fours and their caretakers. A DJ spins against a backdrop of dynamic video projections while little ones aged four months to four years dance with a team of dance facilitators under funky lights and hanging decorations. Parachutes, inflatables and other sensory objects add to the fun to encourage every child's exploration of rhythm and music."
Tickets for renewing members are available June 6, while new members may begin purchasing subscriptions July 12. Single tickets go on sale July 31. To purchase visit NewVictory.org, or phone (646) 223-3010.
The New Victory Theatre is located at 209 West 42nd Street.