Tag: Sam Shepard

East Village Building Blocks Tour: Theaters!

The East Village has been fertile ground for theatrical innovation since the beginning of the 20th century. Off-Off Broadway productions began in the East Village as an anti-commercial and experimental or avant-garde movement of drama and theater. To celebrate the

Judson Memorial Church: A Commitment to the Arts

Judson Memorial Church is an extraordinary institution for countless reasons; its architecture, its dedication to inclusion, its history of providing free healthcare, its outspoken advocacy on issues of civil rights and free expression, to name just a few of its

It’s Theater Thursday! We Love The Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project

How do we love thee? Let us count the ways!  I was treated to my very first Off-Broadway show at The Cherry Lane Theatre as a child, and so it holds a very special place in my heart.  It is

St. Mark’s in the Bowery: Sam Shepard’s First Theatrical Home

 “…But who knows what is real anyway? Reality is overrated. What remains are the words scrawled upon an unwinding panorama, vestiges of dusty stills peeled from memory, a threnody of gone voices drifting across the American plain. The One Inside is

Greenwich Village: Birthplace of Modern American Drama part 4 in a series

Believe it or not, the Soho Playhouse is actually within the Charlton-King-Vandam Historic District, which was designated 50 years ago this week, a district which is part of the larger South Village.  At 15 Vandam, it might have continued as

Greenwich Village: The Birthplace of Modern American Drama

Greenwich Village has been a hot-bed for creative theatrical minds since at least the beginnings of the 20th century.  In fact, among the most important of the movements in American theater were nurtured right in the heart of the Village.

2014 Village Award Winner: La MaMa E.T.C.

For fifty-three years, La MaMa E.T.C. has brought amazing theater off, off Broadway and into the East Village. GVSHP is proud to honor the theater with a 2014 Village Award at our Monday, June 16th ceremony. We hope you’ll join