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Poetic Theater Productions is an NYC theater company working with poets and playwrights to create visceral, poetic theater.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Poetic Theater Productions Remounts GOLIATH, 5/23-6/3


Poetic Theater Productions remounts Goliath by Takeo Rivera, recipient of the 2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Overall Production of a New Play, May 23rd-June 3rd at the Wild Project (195 E 3rd St). Goliath is once again directed by Alex Mallory (2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Direction) and features return ensemble members Samantha Cooper, Dontonio Demarco, Natalia Duong, Edgar Eguia and Monique Paige (2011 Planet Connections Award for Outstanding Ensemble) and newcomers Kenneth Heaton, Iliana Inocencio and Nabil Viñas. The production features lighting design by Brad Peterson, fight choreography by Jim Cairl and stage management by Sarah Livant.

Told from seven different perspectives, Goliath tells the tale of one young soldier’s war story, from home to the front and back again. Using a poetic landscape inspired by Ntozake Shange, a Greek chorus and spoken word in the style of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry, Goliath is a theatrical meditation on war and masculinity; a glimpse into what we do during times of war and of what it means to love when violence is part of the norm.

Goliath was previously presented as part of the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity where it received five awards including Outstanding Production of a New Play, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Playwriting, Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress, and Outstanding Lighting Design. Goliath was named to Show Showdown’s Top Ten of 2011.

Poetic Theater Productions is a New York theater company working with poets and playwrights to create a visceral, poetic theater. Founded in 2010, the company has worked with more than 200 artists and presented work by 75 poets and playwrights. Past productions include Caroline Rothstein’s faith and Eboni Hogan’s Foreign Bodies for Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival and a workshop production of Edward McWilliams’ Underground for Poetic License, the company’s annual festival of new poetic theater. For more information visit

Poetic Theater Productions is partnering with Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project to present art created from military uniforms and other threads in the theater’s art gallery throughout the run. Poetry written by war veterans as part of Warrior Writers, a community of military veterans, service members and allies, will be presented before each performance.

Goliath runs May 23 - June 3, Wed. - Sat. 7:00pm, Sun. 3:00pm. The Wild Project is located at 195 E. 3rd Street b/w Aves A. & B. Tickets are $18, available on OvationTix at or by calling 866-811-4111. For more information visit

Tickets for U.S. Veterans and active military are $5. An additional performance of Goliath will be presented on Memorial Day also at 7PM. Veterans can receive free tickets to the Memorial Day performance by RSVPing to [email protected].



Announcing the line-up for Love, Redefined!

Announcing the phenomenal poets, playwrights, choreographers, directors and composers for Love, Redefined

Based on sonnets and love poems by William Shakespeare, Sappho, Pablo Neruda, Audre Lorde, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Frank O’Hara, John Donne and Plato.

Featuring work by: 

Poets: Suzen Baraka, Aziza Barnes, Mahogany L. Browne, Lorraine Currelley, Darian Dauchan, Brian “Omni” Dillon, Ishmael “Ish” Islam, Joell Jackson, Iris Law, Mindy Levokove, Hjordy’s Matos, Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, William Lowell Von Hoene, Leal Vona
Playwrights: Mickey Bolmer, Megan Cohen, Kate Foster, Christine J. Schmidt
Composers: Jeremiah Bornfield, Thomas Deneuville
Directors/Choreographers: Nicolette Dixon, Natalia Duong, Rachel Klein

with Josh Henderson on violin

Be sure to join us on Feb 25th at 8PM at the Wild Project (195 E 3rd St)! 



POETIC LICENSE opens Wednesday! $10 Tickets!

We have started tech in the theater and are getting pumped for all the incredible work happening this week!

We are offering a special discount code for our community: Use PTPFRIEND10 at checkout to get $10 tickets to any show in Poetic License! (Readings only $5!)

Tickets & show descriptions are available at! We look forward to seeing you there!

Poetic Theater Productions Presents... Tuesday July 12th

Don't miss the newest installment of Poetic Theater Productions Presents...

Tuesday, July 12th, 9PM
Wild Project
195 East 3rd St. between Aves A & B

FREE ($5 suggested donation)

featuring new poetic theater works by
Zoe Flowers
Rachel Jendrzejewski
Samantha Toh
Sarah Holmes Dance Works
The Truth Urban Theater Group
Actors & Poets Group


Poetic Theater Productions Presents... is an opportunity for writers and performers to present what they are working on, to exchange ideas and inspiration with artists of various styles and to continue to build a community of artists developing new poetic theater works.