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Human Connection Arts Premieres its First Installment of Naked Theater As ‘Freedom Dance’ Readies for June 2 – 5 Run at the Gene Frankel Theatre

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Human Connection Arts, a non-profit founded by NYC-based artist and body painter Andy Golub, announced today performance dates of the group's second Naked Theater production, "Freedom Dance."

Running from June 2 through June 5, 2022 at the Gene Frankel Theatre at 24 Bond Street in lower Manhattan, "Freedom Dance" consists of a series of playful scenes that build a symbolic, existential story about the challenge of coping in our current troubled world. The production will feature a totally nude cast.

"It's actually not about the nudity at all," says writer/director, and Founder of Human Connection Arts, Andy Golub. "Clothing covers up our natural state. We are socialized on so many levels, it prevents us from processing ourselves, each other and the world around us."

Throughout the production, a series of existential scenes build an abstract story filled with original music, song, dance, movement, and acting. Scenes include a dance scene exemplifying the relationship of fire and the tree as she burns him down, a person perpetually swimming, the contemplations of a disgruntled god, and the cast symbolically sharing various interpretations of what is freedom.

"There is a time in life when things get so complicated, that we simply need to simplify, to step back and see things in a more basic way," says Golub. "This production is designed to help people to get back to seeing the basic, important things in life."

Prior to turning to theater production, Golub has organized many large-scale art events throughout Europe and the U.S., and his "living art" has been featured at many New York City Parades and Pridefests.

Naked Theater's production of "Freedom Dance" stars Annie Cox, Atlantis Carp, Ethan James First, Joseph Grosso, ​ Luca Villa, ​Maggie Rineman, Mizuho Kappa, Nora Gatz, and ​​Raul Gajasamharamoorthy.

The production is written and directed by Andy Golub and stage managed by ​​Raul Gajasamharamoorthy with lighting and sound by Hammer Productions. It runs June 2-5 at the Gene Frankel Theatre at 24 Bond Street in Lower Manhattan.

"Freedom Dance" is a unique, one-of-a-kind show with a very limited run of just four performances: Thursday - Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. The production runs approximately 90 minutes. Tickets are $35. Must be 18 years or older to attend.

To be part of this historical theater moment visit: http://www.nakedtheater.org.

Venue information: https://www.genefrankeltheatre.com/.

About Human Connections Arts:

Founded by NYC-based artist and body painter, Andy Golub, Human Connections Arts is a non-profit organization that creates large scale public art events and performances to promote unity and acceptance for all people. Learn more: https://humanconnectionarts.org/.

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Rarely seen Strindberg play, ‘The Father’, a diabolical battle of the sexes, is presented by Strindberg Rep at historic Gene Frankel Theatre NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- LanDan Consulting announces that Brad Fryman is taking on the title role in Robert Greer's new translation of August Strindberg's "The Father" at Strindberg Rep. Mr. Fryman also appeared in "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey directed by Alex Dinelaris, "Order" by Christopher Stetson Boal directed by Austin Pendleton, "Pimm's Mission" by Christopher Stetson Boal directed by Terrence O'brien, "A Wilder Christmas" by Thornton Wilder directed by Dan Wackerman, "Committed" by Natalie Menna directed by Brock Harris, "Occasionally Nothing" by Natalie Menna directed by Ivette Dumeng, the CBS drama "Blue Bloods," Jeff Wincott's award winning short "Behind Bars" and the feature film "Snakes and Arrows."

"THE FATHER" Translated and Directed by Robert Greer.
With: Brad Fryman, Natalie Menna, Daniel Lugo, Gabe Bettio, Bailey Newman, Jo Vetter, Tyler Joseph
Costume Design: Janet Mervin
Lighting Design: Gilbert "Lucky" Pearto
At the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., New York, NY, 10012.

On the following Schedule:
Sat. Nov. 24 (8 p.m.); Sun. Nov. 25 (3 p.m.); Thurs. Nov. 29 (7:30 p.m.); Sat. Dec. 1 (8 p.m.); Sun. Dec. 2 (3 p.m.).

$20 general admission
$15 seniors and students
Combination ticket: both shows for $30 (general admission).
Box Office (212) 868-4444

Running Time: 120 minutes

Direct Link for Tickets: https://www.smarttix.com/Modules/Sales/SalesMainTabsPage.aspx?ControlState=1&DateSelected=&SalesEventId=8416&DC=company

In "THE FATHER" by August Strindberg, a wife will do anything to maintain control over her daughter's academic and religious education and goes so far as to cast doubts as to whether her husband is the father of that daughter. The husband, an army captain, is a scientist and a "free thinker" and would do anything to have his daughter educated in town and perhaps become a teacher.

An epic battle of the sexes ensues and everything and everyone is fair game, including manipulating the town Pastor and Doctor to play their parts. Written in 1887, this battle is as fierce now, as ever.

About LanDan Consulting:
LanDan Consulting focuses on energizing and guiding clients to create an environment where every person can be the best version of themselves and maximize career and personal potential.

Company Website: http://www.strindbergrep.com/

Learn more about Brad Fryman at: http://www.bradfryman.com/.

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