Dream Up is a festival dedicated exclusively to new works of a nontraditional bent. It eschews the well-made play, and hopes for pieces focused more on ideas, and that use “roads less traveled or undiscovered” to communicate those ideas.
Theater for the New City
Though playwright-performer John Jiler deals provocatively with the subject of death in his one-man play “Ripe,” at Theater for the New City, the show is vibrant with life.
Using flamingos in a Miami park to symbolize society’s malaise, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’ “Bird in the Hand,” from Fulcrum Theater, though idea heavy, is a witty, often moving show.
The New York Television Festival, LACMA’s 2012 Art + Film Gala, Brian Stokes Mitchell’s album of Broadway classics, the ballet documentary “First Position” on DVD, and Halloween are what we’re looking forward to this week.