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Cabaret Gourmet, PlayCo’s annual gala that brings together fine food and art, is one week away! Continuing our profiles on the chefs, restaurants, and vendors that will be at this event, we have some more great eats for you to check out! To to get a taste of these delicious places and more, join us […]

In: Special Events

Tags: Cabaret Gourmet, New York City, NYC, PlayCo

Apr 17, 2017

Cabaret Gourmet: Chefs, Restaurants, Purveyors, and More!

On April 24, PlayCo will be hosting our annual gala, Cabaret Gourmet, a celebration of great food and fine art! This year, we have some incredible chefs, restaurants, and vendors joining us. Here is a sneak peak of a few of the participants! GABRIEL KREUTHER During the first decade of his career, Gabriel Kreuther created […]

In: Special Events

Tags: Cabaret Gourmet, New York City, NYC, PlayCo

Apr 10, 2017

Responding to Tragedy: Narrative Art

For the final installation of our series “Responding to Tragedy,” we look at different narrative methods of documenting and memorializing atrocity. Artistic expression has always been used as a tool for healing and remembrance. But how can pieces accurately express the complexity of a tragedy instead of creating a neat, universal narrative? Below are a few […]

In: Responding to Tragedy

Tags: Cambodia, Chile, PlayCo, Poland, Responding to Tragedy, Rwanda, Villa

Apr 3, 2017

Responding to Tragedy: Museums of Memory

For the third part in our series “Responding to Tragedy,” that examines different methods of remembering and memorializing the past, we explore “Museums of Memory.” Museums can be used as spaces on reflection, education, and tangible documentation of atrocities. However, historicizing tragedy is just as vital a task as it is difficult. Here are a […]

In: Responding to Tragedy

Tags: Argentina, Chile, Germany, PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy, Rwanda, Villa

Mar 27, 2017

Responding to Tragedy: Memorials and Monuments

Continuing our series “Responding to Tragedy” in which we explore various artistic approaches to rebuilding memory, we look this week at memorials and monuments. In communities that have experienced terror and destruction, it is almost impossible to build tangible sites that will adequately depict this loss. How can this feeling of absence be evoked? Who […]

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Tags: PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy

Mar 16, 2017

Responding to Tragedy: The Use of Comedy in Exploring Conflict

Beginning our new series “Responding to Tragedy” in which we examine different artistic methods of remembering and memorializing the past, we look this week at the use of comedy in response to tragedy. What is the place of comedy in exploring tragic events? When thinking about rebuilding memory in conflict and post-conflict societies, laughter is […]

In: Responding to Tragedy

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, PlayCo, Responding to Tragedy, Villa

Mar 8, 2017

Q+A with Villa Playwright and Director Guillermo Calderón

This week we sat down with Guillermo Calderón, the playwright and director of Villa, to discuss how theatre can be used to explore tragic events. Villa opens March 1 at The Wild Project. For more information, please visit: So, what was on your mind when you sat down to write Villa? I want to write, in […]

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, PlayCo, Villa

Feb 24, 2017
New York

Play Pen: The Performativity of Protesting

Continuing our Play Pen series in which we invite our community to reflect on the role of artistic expression in times of disunity and conflict, our artistic intern shared her thoughts on the idea of protest as performance. Isabel Hellman is sophomore at Columbia University studying Human Rights with a specialization in theatre. Read her […]

In: Play Pen

Feb 10, 2017

Join Us February 9 for an Idea Lab Event Launching Villa

This Thursday, February 9, in anticipation of our New York premiere of Villa by Guillermo Calderón, The Play Company will be hosting “A Conversation on Human Rights: Making Historical Memory into Present Action” in collaboration with the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Historical Memory Project, CCNY Division Interdisciplinary Studies at CWE, and the Museum […]

In: Idea Lab

Feb 6, 2017
New York

VILLA: How we remember acts of violence

VILLA Connections in the United States Now that we’ve rung in the new year, The Play Company is already gearing up for its next production, Villa. Written by Guillermo Calderón, Villa centers around the decision over what to do with the remains of the Villa Grimaldi, a torture center active during the Pinochet regime in Chile.  Directed by […]

Tags: Guillermo Calderón, Memorials, Pulse Nightclub, Shootings, Villa

Jan 6, 2017