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2017
Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy

Edgar Oliver's New York Trilogy

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp

East 10th Street: Self Portrait With Empty House
Thurs.-Sat., October 12-14 & November 2-4, 8pm

In The Park
Thurs.-Sat., October 19-21 & November 9-11, 8pm

Attorney Street
Thurs.-Sat., October 26-28 & November 16-18, 8pm

Axis Theatre served as the incubator...
Dead End

Dead End

Written by Sidney Kingsley
Directed by Randy Sharp

A Broadway hit in 1936 Dead End was later made into a film starring Humphrey Bogart which included the first appearance of The Bowery Boys who went on to become the iconic "kid gang" of American movies. DEAD END takes place in a New York where tenement houses and luxury apartments stand side by side and extreme wealth...
2016
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

15th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the fifteenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 2nd. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Attorney Street

Attorney Street

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp

Edgar Oliver, the singular storyteller and beloved downtown NYC theatre artist, returns to Axis Theatre to perform the world premiere of Attorney Street, the final installment in a trilogy of solo shows, directed by Randy Sharp, charting Oliver's life in New York City. Following 2014's acclaimed In the Park...
Evening - 1910

Evening - 1910

Music and Lyrics by Paul Carbonara & Randy Sharp
Directed by Randy Sharp

Henry, a newly arrived immigrant to 1910 New York, finds himself at the center of this story involving a Bowery theatre facing eviction as the dawn of cinema becomes day. As the kinetoscopes that replace them are being installed, the showgirls wonder what will become of them while one dreams of a better life working in...
2015
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

14th Smash Year!

For the fourteenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 4th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
The Vast Machine

The Vast Machine

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

Although Great Britain and the United States made the slave trade illegal in 1807-1808, other countries carried on the trade as did many illegal British and American traders. After 1818 the British and American navies sent vessels called interceptors to police the Middle Passage, sometimes impounding vessels, arresting...
Bad Kid

Bad Kid

Written & Performed by David Crabb
Directed by Josh Matthews

Bad Kid is the story of a Goth boy who dreamed of being anywhere but the middle of Texas in 1991. Preferably somewhere in London wearing fishnet gloves and a cape while standing alone in the rain. In this funny and moving examination of rebellion, sexuality and friendship, David Crabb reflects on what it means to...
The Groundling

The Groundling

Written & Directed by Marc Palmieri

After stumbling upon a small outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone is inspired to write a play about his troubled marriage. He hires two reluctant New York theatre professionals to spend a week at his home and stage the play in his garage with a cast of colorful locals....
2014
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

13th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the thirteenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 4th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Solitary Light

Solitary Light

Music & Lyrics by Randy Sharp and Paul Carbonara
Directed by Randy Sharp

On March 25, 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on Greene Street was engulfed in flames. On the 8th and 9th floors all the doors were locked form the outside to prevent employees from discussing unionism in the hallways, to discourage suspected theft and to ensure a full days work from the essentially enslaved seamstresses....
In the Park

In the Park

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp

As Edgar Oliver wanders through Prospect Park he guides his audience to hidden landscapes few have seen but he also reveals his innermost longings and regrets. In this most personal of Edgar's monologues, he maps his deepest memories of childhood and experience. In the Park is a journey of loss and hope, joy and...
Nothing on Earth (Can Hold Houdini)

Nothing on Earth (Can Hold Houdini)

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

Nothing on Earth, written and directed by Randy Sharp, examines Houdini's driven crusade to expose fraudulent mediums and his crossing paths with the avid spiritualist Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Both men are catapulted to the center of The Scientific American Magazine contest to find the first-ever provable clairvoyant,...
2013
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

12th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the twelfth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 4th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Asi Wind: Concert of the Mind

Asi Wind: Concert of the Mind

Written and Created by Asi Wind & William Kalush

William Kalush presents
Asi Wind: Concert of the Mind
Exceeding Human Limits

A fascinating journey into human ability. Asi will perform feats of the mind previously believed impossible.


Asi Wind is originally from Israel and has resided in New York for the last 12 years. He...
Killers and Other Family

Killers and Other Family

Presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater & Axis Company
Written by Lucy Thurber | Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin

Trying to escape her painful past, Elizabeth has dedicated herself to finishing her dissertation and building a life with her partner, Claire. Their routine is disrupted by a visit from Elizabeth's brother and her troubled childhood lover, as they threaten to ruin all she's built and pull her back into a cycle of destruction.

Killers...
Last Man Club

Last Man Club

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

The Dust Bowl: 1930-1939. While this period in American history has been mythologized for 82 years—the most famous images being bread lines and soup kitchens in the cities, and Henry Fonda in his jalopy, driving to the green fields of California—the truth is more complex and difficult to comprehend. The Great American...
2012
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

11th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the eleventh consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 4th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Last Man Club

Last Man Club

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

The Dust Bowl: 1930-1939. While this period in American history has been mythologized for 82 years—the most famous images being bread lines and soup kitchens in the cities, and Henry Fonda in his jalopy, driving to the green fields of California—the truth is more complex and difficult to comprehend. The Great American...
Bad Kid

Bad Kid

Written & Performed by David Crabb
Directed by Josh Matthews

Bad Kid is the story of a Goth boy who dreamed of being anywhere but the middle of Texas in 1991. Preferably somewhere in London wearing fishnet gloves and a cape while standing alone in the rain. In this funny and moving examination of rebellion, sexuality and friendship, David Crabb reflects on what it means to...
2011
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

10th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the tenth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 2nd. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Bad Kid

Bad Kid

Written & Performed by David Crabb
Directed by Josh Matthews

Bad Kid is the story of a Goth boy who dreamed of being anywhere but the middle of Texas in 1991. Preferably somewhere in London wearing fishnet gloves and a cape while standing alone in the rain. In this funny and moving examination of rebellion, sexuality and friendship, David Crabb reflects on what it means to...
Hospital 2011

Hospital 2011

Conceived & Written by Randy Sharp and Axis Company
Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company's episodic play Hospital, about the interior life of a person in a terminal coma, is something of a signature for the company, which has produced a new installment of the drama nearly every year since 1997. Conceived, written and directed by Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver's East 10th Street: Self Portrait...
2010
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

9th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the ninth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 3rd. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Down There

Down There

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

During 3 months in 1965, a 16 year-old girl was tortured and killed in the Indiana home of the Menckl family. Down There explores how this could have happened and what it might have felt like to the perpetrators as well as the victim.

Casey Kindens and her sister Joyce were boarded at Pat Menckl's house...
2009
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

8th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the eighth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 3rd. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Glue Trap

Glue Trap

Written & Performed by Sueli Rocha
Directed by Nena Inoue

New York City is a Glue Trap! The more you move - the more stuck you get. In this dynamic performance piece Sueli Rocha, a Brazilian immigrant working in the city, allows us a glimpse into the extraordinary lives of the most ordinary people, a snapshot that unravels our culture. Walking the line between Sueli's own foreign...
East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

presented by Axis Theatre Company, Brian Barnhart & Richard Jordan Productions Ltd and in Association with David Elliott
Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver | Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company presents EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a new play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver and directed by Randy Sharp. This look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from...
Hospital 2009

Hospital 2009

Conceived and Written by Randy Sharp & Axis Company

A man is adrift in space. His mother ship - EARHEART - is a distant smudge on the void that has no horizon. He sits in the small escape pod - NOMAD - and tries to figure out how he became separated from the ship, his friends and his life. Discovering that he has been dropped off the connector arm and is alone and completely...
Trinity 5:29

Trinity 5:29

Conceived by Axis Company
Directed by Randy Sharp

TRINITY 5:29 centers on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. When Trinity, the first atomic bomb, was tested at 5:29am on July 16, 1945, Oppenheimer whispered a quote from Hindu scripture, "I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." Less than a month later, two 20-megaton bombs were dropped on...
East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House

East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company presents EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a new play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver and directed by Randy Sharp. This look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from...
2008
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

7th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the seventh consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 5th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House

East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House

Written & Performed by Edgar Oliver
Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company presents EAST 10TH STREET: SELF PORTRAIT WITH EMPTY HOUSE, a new play by and about Downtown performance icon Edgar Oliver and directed by Randy Sharp. This look at a life on the fringes of New York's Lower East Side comes on the heels of what could be Oliver's breakthrough role in the upcoming film from...
Hospital 2008

Hospital 2008

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY

New York runs on water. From the steam system that heats and electrifies the five boroughs, to the water that flows from millions of taps, without it there is no city. Until 1970 two ancient tunnels, both at least 73 years old, were the only conduit. As far underground as the Chrysler Building is tall, teams of "sandhogs"...
2007
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

6th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the sixth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 5th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
A Glance at New York

A Glance at New York

Written by Benjamin Baker
Conceived & Produced by Axis Company | Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company presents the revival of Benjamin A. Baker's 1848 A Glance at New York. The original production of this vaudeville play following the adventures of Mose The Fireman became the first true American stage blockbuster filling theatres for years. The Axis production is an experimental event adapted by the...
A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe)

Written by Benjamin Baker | Directed by Randy Sharp
Conceived & Produced by Axis Company in Association with Scamp Theatre

Axis Company presents the revival of Benjamin A. Baker's 1848 A Glance at New York. The original production of this vaudeville play following the adventures of Mose The Fireman became the first true American stage blockbuster filling theatres for years. The Axis production is an experimental event adapted by the...
Buffalo Bill Combination: Exhibition #1

Buffalo Bill Combination: Exhibition #1

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp

In preparation for a production in 2008, Axis Company developed material concerning Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show. One of the most successful events in theatrical history, Cody's pageant became a large contributor to the beginnings of our national identity; Buffalo Bill literally created it from his own imagination...
2006
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

5th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the fifth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 5th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Hospital 2006

Hospital 2006

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp

Axis Company's episodic play Hospital (a West Village phenomenon every summer) examines the interior life of a man in a terminal coma. Entering this state in a different way every year, the audience travels with him as he lives out his last few days roaming the vast, dark interiors of his own brain. This year a complicated...
Levittown

Levittown

A WHAT MAN THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION
Written by Marc Palmieri | Directed by George Demas

In the shadow of World War II, architect William Levitt envisioned a new American town in a Long Island potato field. After an extensive and spirited development effort, thousands of Levitt "Cape Cod" homes were built with scrap materials from the War. Each carefully modeled home was designed to serve the needs of the modern...
Henry May Long (Feature Film)

Henry May Long (Feature Film)

A Help the Bombardier Production
Written & Directed by Randall Sharp

It is 1887, the dawn of the modern world. Henry May, the golden child of one of New York’s finest families, is coming to the end of his long road to self destruction. Running into Henry Long, an old friend who is suffering from a terminal illness, proves to be the beginning of a profound journey for both men.

They...
2005
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

4th Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

For the fourth consecutive season, Axis Company will present its winter show for children, Seven In One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid, beginning December 5th. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this interactive play with music is conceived by Axis Company and directed by Randy Sharp featuring...
Hospital 2005

Hospital 2005

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


2004
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

3rd Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


Hospital 2004

Hospital 2004

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


2003
Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

Seven in One Blow, or The Brave Little Kid

2nd Smash Year!
Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


USS Frankenstein

USS Frankenstein

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


A Glance at New York

A Glance at New York

Written by Benjamin Baker
Directed by Randy Sharp


Hospital 2003

Hospital 2003

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


2002
Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Randy Sharp


2001
Listen Houdini

Listen Houdini

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


Hospital 2001

Hospital 2001

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


Welcome Houdini

Welcome Houdini

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


The Freeman Watts Standard Procedure

The Freeman Watts Standard Procedure

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


2000
Crave

Crave

Written by Sarah Kane
Directed by Randy Sharp


Hospital 2000

Hospital 2000

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


Woyzeck

Woyzeck

Written by Georg Büchner
Directed by Randy Sharp


1999
Play

Play

Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Randy Sharp


Hospital 1999

Hospital 1999

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


Picture This

Picture This

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp


1997
Hospital 1997

Hospital 1997

Conceived, Written & Produced by AXIS COMPANY
Directed by Randy Sharp


Play

Play

Written by Samuel Beckett
Directed by Randy Sharp


Peanut

Peanut

Directed by Randy Sharp


1996
1995
Down There

Down There

Directed by Randy Sharp