Please join us on September 23rd, 2012 between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM at the gorgeous Freshkills Park in Staten Island!  Runner Emma Wiseman, along with several other NY based artists, has been invited by the New York City Parks Department to participate in "Sneak Peak at Freshkills Park".  This free annual event is the only opportunity for the public at large to have access to this incredible place, which won't be fully completed for another 25 years.  We will be hosting a musical puppet parade, plus an activity table where attendees can create musical instruments and join in the fun!  Check out the Freshkills website for more info.  We hope to see you there!

We are so excited to again be involved in the Puppet Lab at St. Ann's Warehouse!  Please join us for a production of "THE RADIUM PLAY" by Emma Wiseman, to be performed as part of LABAPALOOZA!  Featuring Runner Emily Zemba as well as Aaron Matteson, Dan ONeil, and Renata Melillo, with sound design by Jamie Agnello, The Radium Play is inspired by the story of the Radium Girls, factory workers in the '20s and '30s who worked with radium-infused paint and ended up with glowing hands and hair, but also fatal radium poisoning.  The show is about two scientists in the present day who have managed to extract one of these Radium Girls from the past for the purpose of observation and the good of all mankind.
The Radium Play is part of Program A and will be performed at 8PM on May 31st and June 2nd, and 2PM on June 3rd.  Tickets can be purchased here, and there is a discounted ticket price if you go to see Program B as well!
Hope to see you there!
You Can Really Run

With a successful run of Maggie Robinson's rendition of The Bedbug behind us, we're excitedly looking forward to the upcoming Labapalooza! featuring the puppetry and directing talents of Emma Wiseman!  Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar (May 31-June 3), and we'll keep updating as the time approaches.

In other news, we're all very proud and excited that our own runner, Emily Zemba, will be starting her playwriting MFA career at the Yale School of Drama this fall.  Emily will be dearly missed as she embarks on this noble pursuit, but we're confident that we'll find many ways to keep her in the loop!
Hurry!  Visit http://www.targetmargin.org/our-season/lab/ to buy tickets for The Bedbug, based on the play by Vladimir Myakovsky and featuring ALL the Runners, plus a few other awesome folks, plus a historical figure or two??? At the Bushwick Starr off the L Jefferson stop.  Hope to see you there!

We runners are busy concocting an exciting new work for the LAB at Target Margin, under the direction of Maggie Robinson.  Tickets are already on sale for the performance of The Bedbug!  Featuring the talents of runners, Emma Wiseman, Emily Zemba and Retta Leaphart plus collaborators Patrick Scheid and Yehuda Hyman, with sound and projection design by good ol' Kevin Brouder.

The Bedbug
by Vladimir Mayakovsky
Lead Artist: Maggie Robinson

Check your sheets! Check your mattress! Check your government issued work visa Comrade in order to prepare for the coming of THE BEDBUG. Spoiler alert: It travels through time.

March 29 at 7:30 p.m., March 30 at 9:30 p.m., April 4 at 7:30 p.m., and April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Grab your tickets now!

The Latest from us Runners:  After a successful and fun-filled stint at the Voice 4 VIsion Festival at Theater for the New City, we're gearing up for a couple new and exciting projects!  
Our own Maggie Robinson has been chosen by renowned theater company Target Margin to be one of their "Lab" members, which means she is working on creating her own work of theater based on the Russian Avant-Garde.  This extravaganza will be 'infesting' your hearts and minds in late March/early April...stay tuned for details!
And You Can Really Run is Lab-ing it up once again at St. Ann's Warehouse's Puppet Labapalooza!  Emma Wiseman is in the process of making a puppet show involving Radium, lectures, and dancing.  Again, stay tuned.
Please join us at Theatre for the New City for "Black Acre", which we are performing as part of the Voice 4 Vision Festival!  
This is a revamped, extended version of our "Labapalooza!" piece, formerly titled "Far From the Tree".  We have been having a wonderful time revisiting the work, adding a new character, learning a new song, and meeting some new band members.  We are very proud of "Black Acre" are so excited to be able to share it with you.

Performance times are: Thursday, December 15th at 7:30 PM, Friday, December 16th at 9:00 PM, Saturday, December 17th at 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 18th at 4:30, and tickets are available at: http://www.theaterforthenewcity.net/puppet.htm, under the description of the show.  V4V is a great festival, so make sure to check out the other pieces as well!

Hope to see you there!
Maggie Robinson 5k Speed Walker of You Can Really Run is playing a gig with her Dolly Parton Coverband, Doll Parts at Union Hall!!  
AUGUST 11th!  Doors at 8pm!  $8!  Tickets!  Here!  http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3813695
Many wonderful things are happening in the next two weeks!

The first is a FREE puppet show entitled "The Collector of Lies," by Laurie O'Brien, and featuring the puppeteering talents of star runner Retta Leaphart
I heard animations, mini-puppets, and sangria(!) are all somehow involved. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, July 20th at 8 pm
In Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
1109 DeKalb (btw. Broadway and Malc. X)
Koscuisko stop on the J train

The next wondefrul thing is an ALL FEMALE IMPROV EVENT, entitled "We Just Might Kiss." This show will feature Emily Zemba, and 11 other lady improvisers  of all levels from The Magnet Theatre Commumnity.

Monday, July 25th at 10pm
The Magnet Theatre
254 W 29th Street (btw. 7th and 8th)
ONLY $5!!

Benny Goodman

Catch Emma Wiseman and Emily Zemba in a reading of "Swing '39", written by Alessandro King and directed by Runner Retta Leaphart at TheaterLab (137 W.14th st, NYC), on July 14th, 2011 at 7PM.  It's going to be a rollicking good time.  Set in the golden age of swing and big band music, "Swing '39" focuses on a group of young working class girls as they come into contact with some of the giants of the music world. Contact the contact email for more info.