"Best Downtown Theater Company" - NY Press, 2001 | Best Music/Lyrics - FringeNYC 2002 | Excellence in Playwrighting - FringeNYC 2003
Caffe Cino Award - NY Innovative Theater Awards, 2005 | Outstanding Solo Show - FringeNYC 2009

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No More Pretending

Inverse Theater Company presents:

No More Pretending

aka

The Return of Indiebot

A debatable manifesto on the econo-pathics of one-way exchange

A play by Kirk Wood Bromley
Directed by Howard Thoresen
Performed by Matt Oberg, Al Benditt, Meg MacCary

@ The Chelsea Puppet Loft
139 W. 17th Street, #4A

November 3 – 8 pm | November 4 – 8 pm | November 5 – 7 pm
November 9 – 7 pm | November 10 – 8 pm | November 11 – 8 pm

Every performance followed by a party with drink, food, and chat on the concept of Indie Theater.

$15 suggested donation | You must have a reservation to attend. To reserve, send your name, number in party, and night you want to come to: contact@inversetheater.org or call 646-552-4754.

In October 2005, Inverse Theater Company, along with La Mama founder Ellen Stewart and Mabou Mines’ puppeteer Basil Twist, was given a special award for continuous achievement on off-off-Broadway by the New York Innovative Theater Awards. Upon receiving the award, artistic director/playwright Kirk Wood Bromley said to the audience that he felt the term “off-off-Broadway” should be dropped and the term “Indie Theater” should be taken up instead, primarily to shed the pejorative sense of “off-off” and to assume the marketing power of the term “Indie.” In response to Bromley’s suggestion, a movement of hundreds of Indie Theater artists has begun, led by Martin Denton of nytheatre.com. “No More Pretending” is Bromley’s new three person play that serves as both a response to and dialogue with this movement, tackling the many ideas and struggles inherent in the battle to be “independent” in a world in which freedom is a market.

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