Friday, May 28, 2010

100 reasons why you should buy tickets to war crimes [20-11]


Tickets are on sale now for our June production of War Crimes. You should buy some. Here are some reasons why:

20. Because our run got extended -- two new performance dates added!
19. Because we've got a French lesbian character in it
18. Because our production supports Amnesty International, and Amnesty serves as an advocate for the innocent, like this man
17. Because the DoD doesn't want you to know about it
16. Because where else will you see Dutch, French, British and Americans milling about in the same place -- other than any given street in Midtown?
15. Because we can all agree that terrorists are assholes, and the rule of law annoys them
14. Because between this and other choice productions, finding quality plays in this festival is a piece of Cake
13. Because you know you think accents are sexy
12. Because even civil servants serving in the prestigious halls of international justice can be catty bitches
11. Because it's a great lead-in to coming to see us in Brooklyn later this month

Need more reasons? Come back next week. Otherwise, buy your tickets right now.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

countdown


One week until War Crimes (it skipped a week because our run has been extended!). [tickets]

Four weeks until live COI podcasts as part of BoCoCa. [tickets coming soon!]

Monday, May 24, 2010

tickets on sale for the COI podcast "live"

We've mentioned before that the COI podcast will be recording "live" episodes as part of the BoCoCa Arts Festival. Well, now you can buy your tickets (and you should, because they're cheaper in advance).

If you want to wait until the lineup is announced, we wont hold it against you -- but why wouldn't you want to come to all of them?

Friday, May 21, 2010

100 reasons why you should buy tickets to war crimes [30-21]


Tickets are on sale now for our June production of War Crimes. You should buy some. Here are some reasons why:

30. Because you know the kind of intellectual laziness that leads writers to develop numbered lists instead of developing fully fleshed-out ideas? Yeah, this play is the exact opposite of that
29. Because it was prescient enough to be relevant to the legal clusterf*ck that is the state of Arizona
28. Because it's useful to see America as a strange new land sometimes
27. Because I would much rather you buy a ticket than buy me a birthday present
26. Because some of the script also turned out to be prescient in a creepy way
25. Because this cast is a revelation
24. Because tickets to a pseudo-courtroom thriller make for the perfect gift
23. Because an Arab-American is the new Miss America -- progress!
22. Because after the show you have an embarrassment of culinary riches
21. Because of all depictions of the end of the American Empire, this is the least disturbing

Need more reasons? Come back next week. Otherwise, buy your tickets right now.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

War Crimes gets the talkup


We mentioned it before, but if you can, take a listen to the most recent episode of the Broadway Bullet Podcast, you'll find a chat with yours truly about War Crimes. (It's somewhere around the 1:50 mark...)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

new profile of COI online

The NY performing arts examiner has a new profile up of the company, and it's worth a look, if for nothing else the dazzling slideshow at the bottom...

Monday, May 17, 2010

new podcast episode

We know you can't wait until June 23rd. So in the meantime, a new episode is ready for download. And as always, there are three ways to listen:
(1) Stream the episode below
(2) Visit our podcast page and listen online: conflicttheater.podOmatic.com
(3) iTunes users can click this link


Friday, May 14, 2010

100 reasons why you should buy tickets to war crimes [40-31]



Tickets are on sale now for our June production of War Crimes. You should buy some. Here are some reasons why:


40. Because Amnesty issues outstanding reports like this
39. Because The Market Complex is gunning for our guy
38. Because this play illustrates that will happen once we're not listening to each other anymore
37. Because our fake trial will tide CSPAN junkies over before the Kagan confirmation hearings begin
36. Because our postcards provide tactile delight -- seek one out today and you'll be sure to agree
35. Because we're trying to get a Betty White cameo via Facebook group
34. Because you probably should get a handle on the end of the American Empire before it happens for real
33. Because certain Michigan lawmakers clearly need to see this play
32. Because you probably need solace after voting for the Lib-Dems
31. Because the male cast members are really, really tall; it's kinda unsettling

Need more reasons? Come back next week. Otherwise, buy your tickets right now.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

100 reasons why you should buy tickets to war crimes [50-41]



Tickets are on sale now for our June production of War Crimes. You should buy some. Here are some reasons why:

50. Because under international human rights law, all defendants have the right to a fair trial
49. Because you can support Amnesty International and be entertained (guaranteed to be more entertaining than clicking here)
48. Because Serge isn't in it, so it's not as blatant a vanity project as 2009's season
47. Because you wont be able to resist once you see the cast on the company's website
46. Because we do have a massive cleanup plan
45. Because direct address is so hot
44. Because “soothing apocalypse” will be the biggest trend of the summer
43. Because multimedia is the new black
42. Because you missed the President next door at Cooper Union the other week
41. Because the next Batman movie isn’t until 2012


Need more reasons? Come back next week. Otherwise, buy your tickets right now.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

art mirrors life

At my hippie liberal high school, my science test answers actually looked like the first panel.

And I got points for those answers.

This is why we're losing the war on terror.

live COI podcast has recording dates


As we have mentioned before, we will be recording live episodes of the COI podcast in June as part of the BoCoCa Arts Festival. We now know what dates we will be doing this, if not what time or where (for sure). But for what it’s worth, you can set aside your calendars now for some fantastic storytelling -- June 23 through the 26.

It’s going to be spectacular. Seriously. I’m having dreams about it.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

what would it take?

Fellow traveller RVCBard asks (re: a new production endeavor):
What it would take for you to part with $1-$99?

You read that right. I'm accepting at most double-digit donations from individuals. More than that, without official non-profit status, just makes me antsy.

Really, what needs to happen to get you to help put this show on stage?
  • You need tickets? You do realize I was going to set some of those aside for you anyway, right?
  • Want your name on something? We can put it on the playbill.
  • The good seats? C'mon. You'll more than likely be sitting on a folding chair. But if it means that much to you, we can put you in the front row.
  • Early bird or latecomer specials? There's only one night - 4 hours of theatre - so there's only one chance to see it.
  • Advertise your stuff at our show - but that almost goes without saying.
So, let's do it. What would it take for you to help make this happen?
As fellow scroungers, we’ll going to resist the all-too-common urge to see another starving artists with their hands held out as competition and instead embrace the camaraderie. It’s a new Great Depression, after all.

So: what would make us part with less than a hundred dollars?

Characters named after us in the plays.
Yes, it would be awkward (it’s pronounced coy-tic, in case you were wondering), but if the patrons of yore could insert themselves into canvases to please their vanity, we can resurrect this tradition. We’re nothing if not traditional. (Bonus: COItc sounds like “coital”, and we’ve five.)

Table service.
Eff front row seats. I want alcohol served to my row, at the climactic height of the piece, simply because I can. (cf. every ostentatious dining experience in the history of the world.)

Okay, seriously -- if over-optimistically, some thoughts:

Cash -- like rehearsal space, like postcards -- is a production resource; and (somewhat paradoxically) like other resources, when collectivized it becomes cheaper to obtain. We would gladly front the capital for your project if down the line the favor was returned. Just as you’re not asking for us to underwrite your entire production, we wouldn’t ask anything close in return. But it would be nice if a block of cash sat with you when you needed it, and then came over to us when we needed it, only to be passed forward when the next group needed it. A bit Utopian? Yes. Do I sound like a moron? Probably.

We’d love a shout out in your programs and some audience members in the form of your participating playwrights.

(And junior mints. I love junior mints.)

Monday, May 3, 2010

new podcast episode

It's a gift that keeps on giving. A new episode is ready for download. As always, there are three ways to listen:

(1) Stream the episode below
(2) Visit our podcast page and listen online: conflicttheater.podOmatic.com
(3) iTunes users can click this link