July 4-7

No More Pretending

(aka the return of Indieboot)

Inverse Theatre

Written by Kirk Wood Bromley

Directed by Howard Thoresen

Production staff:

Lights Jeff Nash

Sets Jane Stein

Costumes Karen Flood

Music John Gideon

Stage Manager Erlinda Garcia


Matt Oberg

Al Benditt

Meg MacCary

Three actors - who used to “do shit” together – run into each other in the park. One’s famous, one’s left the biz, and one still “does shit”.  What is it to be independent when freedom is money, reality is produced, and no one wants to see your shit?  A debatable manifesto on the econopathics of one-way exchange. 


“No More Pretending is not just throught-provoking; it's very funny and very entertaining”




Jul 11-14

Johnny Applef?%ker

The Bushwick Hotel

Written by Rachel Shukert

Directed by Stephen Brackett

Conceived by R. Shukert & J.Pollet

Production Staff:

Music & Lyrics Jerm PolletSet by Sarah Pearline

Costumes Jacob A. Climer

Lighting Anjeanette Stokes

Sound Emily Wrigh


Satya Bhabha

Frank Boyd

James Ryan Caldwell

Paige Collette

Peter Cook

Van Hansis,

Natalie Kuhn

Nick Thomas

Ian Unterman

Reginald Veneziano

Audrey Lynn Weston

With only his cooking-pot, his special sleeping log and His Dream, John Chapman makes his way through the wilds of frontier America, spreading joy, laughter and syphilis wherever he scatters his seed.  But will fame clip this dreamer’s wings?  A tall tale of a very loving person.


“crazy, intelligent fun”




Jul 18-21

Stretch: a fantasia

New Georges

Written by Susan Bernfield

Directed by Emma Griffin

Production Staff:

Music Rachel Peters

Music performed lived by Peter Ajemian,

Dan Bartfield, Kate Kelly, Phil Smith


Kristin Griffith

Matthew A. Lewis

Lucas Near-Verbrugge

Timothy Sekk

The final days of Rose Mary Woods, loyal secretary to Richard M. Nixon, as she observes the presidential election of 2004 from her swing-state nursing home. And tries to teach her pot-head attendant about power, loyalty, and lying.  And has some very, very strange dreams.





Jul 25-28

The Lacy Project

Written by Alena Smith

Directed by Susanna Gellert

Produced by Shira Beckerman

Production Staff:

Scenic Design Deb O

Costume Emily Rebholz

Lighting Design Thom Weaver

Sound Design David Thomas


Alexis McGuinness

Molly Ward

Kristen Connolly


Her mother’s photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty.

Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility.   An incisive portrait of a young woman held captive by her own childhood.  A vivid picture of a generation adrift in a sea of excess, raised in a culture of indulgence and unable to grow up.

"When the high points happen in The Lacy Project they are GREAT! Molly Ward is brilliant in every moment she is on stage playing a spoiled white-wrapper junkie."
-Off-Off Blogway

"A smashingly original young playwright – wildly talented”.

-John Guare




Aug 1-4

80% of Love


Directed & Presented by Elke Rindfleisch

Production Staff:

Dramaturged Joseph Gallo

Lighting Design Severn Clay

Costumes/Set Design by Elke Rindfleisch

Choreography Elke Rindfleisch with contributions by company members

Asst. Choreographer Sarah Weber Gallo

Music Chris Woltmann Band The Czar Bomba (Chris Woltmann, John Fauller, Paul Sherrard)

Singers The Collective Opera Company (Ryan Tracy, director)


Sarah Weber Gallo

Michelle Vargo

Jean Freebury

Elke Rindfleisch

James Graber

Evan Copeland

Paula White

Adriana Chavez

Ryan Tracy

Delves into the worlds of two women, one man, and a quest for love. By amplifying the physical manifestations of longing and desire, Rindfleisch sculpts demanding and quirky movement, text, and music into a landscape drenched in want. Inspired by the novel Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami. Scored to operatic voices and a live rock band.

“A vibrant performance about love and longing ... A toast to Rindleisch's artistic resilience ”


"It is a relief to experience the evening of pure artistic protein that is 80% of Love... It offers a visceral meditation on the many passions, convolutions, and sicknesses of love. "



Aug 8-11

Vampire University

Soho Think Tank

Written by John Kaplan     

Directed by Desmond Mosley

Produced by Megan May Hart

Production staff:
Stage Manager Buffy King
Lighting Design Robin A. Paterson
Set Design Sarah Greer
Costume Design Hannah Fonz

Piano and Theremin Rob Schwimmer

Marc Boyet
Michael Frederic
Ashley Goehring
Pete Harrison
Tamara Scott
Kristin Wheeler
Jerry Zellers


A struggling vampire family descends on an evangelical college in the Midwest.  When dad‘s midlife crisis of immortality triggers a desire to come back to life after 4,000 years, every assumption about god, sex, and the nature of longing is back in play.  A story of conception, addiction, and matriculation.  Scored to a live theremin.





Aug 15-17

The 7 Battles

The Best

Written & Directed by Eamonn Farrell

Developed with ensemble

Production Staff:

Music Jim Iseman III

Add music Masi Davey

Choregraphy Andrea Davey

Light Design Ku'uipo Curry

Technical Director Nick Jaeger

Dramaturg by Julie Foh

The 7graphic Luis Schittone


Dan Crownley

Liz Davito

Eirik Gislason

Holly Heiser

Jim Iseman III

Janeelle M.Lannan

Jeremy Lydic

Mikey McCue

Matt Schuneman

Ariel Shepley

Jessica Weinstein

Scott Connell

Howie Ingerman

Shoheen Owhady

Sunil Soman

Seven battles. One night. Superstar government hackers lay siege on the tough'n'talented pop icons of TheBest in a webcast fraught with explosive situations, feats of technological prowess and kick-ass music.  The fates of life and death (even the after-life) hang in the balance as the forces of war take on the warriors of peace.

"The Best is back with a new episode of their underground theater-rock show about a group of pop-icon rebels against an oppressive government, and this time it's bigger, better, and more epic than ever before."

-Aaron Riccio, That Sounds Cool




Aug 18

Hilda's Dance Party

Hilda is a nine foot six inch, faux German performance powerhouse with a skirt like a circus tent. An interactive club event featuring epic string sampling break-core music, and your booty. Shaking. Rolls directly into IF07's closing night blow-out.

With their unique mix of live rock music, multimedia spectacle, web interactivity and epic narrative, Anonymous Ensemble has been producing live of "the Best" in venues and festivals from Bushwick to Berlin to Brisbane and all over the internet.





"As joyously far from Broadway as it gets."


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