Laugh Out Loud this Valentine’s Day with the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble!

IRTE celebrates Love American Style with Tammy’s BacheloretteConceived by Nannette Deasy and Directed by  Pat ShayStarring: Evie Aronson, Robert Baumgardner, Nannette Deasy, Todd Exler, Natalie Hunter, Sam Katz, Vikki Martin, Elke Reid, and Jack Spalding. Featuring live music by John Munnelly  Technical Director: William Knapp FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: February 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 25 & 26, March 4 & 5 @ 8:00 pmTickets $20 Online / $25 Cash Only at the Door PLUS…

Peso Stars and his Galaxy of Music

The indie music scene just added another star … Peso Stars. The Brooklyn-born singer and rapper’s music blurs the line between genres and styles, thus, making it hard to box him into one category or another but with unapologetic lyrics and infectous melodies, there’s no blur in terms of quality. Marinating in R&B, Hip-Hop, and…

LOCKER ROOM TALK

If you’ve ever owned a biker jacket and wore it past midnight, then you met nightlife impressario, JED RYAN. Jed walks the walk THEN talks the talk on LAVENDER AFTER DARK an online periodical about the NYC Downtown Arts and Party Scene. Armed with mountains of clever puns about buns, Jed wrote, directed, and produced…

Ripples of Laughter

Review by Kenny Goldman Ripple Effect Artists have spent a decade making a difference with their art. They’ve covered world tragedies with plays about sex trafficking, economic downturns, and climate change. So why a comedy show? Because – as their artistic director said in her opening speech – laughter is the best medicine. And they…

Playful Substance Theater Company-Pithy Party: The Underground Astronauts

Playful Substance Theater Company-Pithy Party Playful Substance, one of NY’s premiere indie arts organizations known for fostering emerging writers, went “retro” and presented a telethon fundraising event of three programs. Writer-at-large, JEN BUSH, covered the event. This is Part III Artists have a voice, a vision and a story to tell through mediums such as…

IRTE presents The Marvelous Mrs. Mcluskey

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble presents The Marvelous Mrs. Mcluskey Review by Jen Bush-12/2/21 I need some suggestions from the audience for what to write this article about. I hear edamame. I like edamame, it’s delicious and pretty healthy but that’s a sentence or two at best. I heard Tom Hiddleston. The last thing I…

Jeremy Zerbe: The music of the immigrant experience

The immigrant experience continues in Nathan Cusson’s new play, Love la familia, with music composed by Jeremy Zerbe, will be presented in workshop format directed by Susana Montoy Aquinchia. This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps​ The il vino theatter, 274 Morgan Ave Suite 201, Brooklyn, NY,  will host this full-length workshop of Nathan Cusson’s…

The Joke Sistas @ NY Comedy Fest

The Joke Sistas commanded the stage at this year’s Black Women in Comedy Laff Fest held June 16-20 2021 and now they’re part of this year’s return of the New York Comedy Festival  Wednesday, November 10 at 9:15 p.m. at New York Comedy Club, 241 East 24th St., NYC Tickets: $25 (w/two drink minimum) Reservations: 212-696-5233/newyorkcomedyclub.com This…

“Crying” will have you laughing … and crying.

Review by Doug DeVita Celeste Mancinelli went on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela with two elderly friends and a neatly packed backpack and has very graciously taken us along with her for a bumpy, at times harrowing, but mostly laugh out loud hilarious and ultimately life affirming journey. Mancinelli is a born storyteller, and…

Comedy is Hard unless you’re Nannette… then it’s Deasy!

The art of improv was slowly fading prior to the pandemic with several companies leaving NYC or leaving completely. One stayed strong and became one of the leaders of that industry. The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble. IRTE, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, LLC, is an award-winning collective of comedy actors and writers who develop, produce and perform…