Last year's winners, collected in Off Off Broadway
Festival Plays, 34rd Series, were written by Peter Barry and J.
By a fine storke of synchronicity, asTrash was premiered at ABC No Rio, The Jew of Malta was being presented by the Classic Theatre at the other end of the Off Off Broadway
spectrum, in the choir loft of a church on West 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
Kahn's professional staging credits began in 1963, when he directed an Off Off Broadway
play by Jean-Claude van Itallie called "War." A year later he introduced groundbreaking black arts movement playwright Adrienne Kennedy with her one-act, "Funnyhouse of a Negro." Next came a job with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival.
Other theater noms went to Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway
fare that had played a few weeks (if they were lucky) at tiny downtown theaters that had once known life as a green grocery or a sweatshop.
Shot on HD over the course of a week, calling-card pic looks and sounds like an Off Off Broadway
play, although Callahan's constant "Swingers'-style banter could earn more work for the underemployed "Poolhall Junkies" writer-director.
In its second week, the show played to 75% capacity auds--but the average ticket price was just $15, a figure more common to the shoestring productions of Off Off Broadway
In a booming Gotham market, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway
theaters--never exactly money-magnets--are finding it increasingly difficult to hold on to their spaces when far more money could be made with a boutique, a restaurant or a residence in its place.
A black box with less than 100 seats and a planned ticket price of roughly $10, the Greene will serve as an Off Off Broadway
venue that LCT will program.
Introduced on the thinnest of excuses--that her character is an actress rehearsing for the "Off Off Off Broadway
" production of a musical version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"--the number has its share of easy parodic wit, but it is Malone who puts it across.