Press Releases

Queens Theatre Launches First Summer of Outdoor Performances

July 21, 2021

The Queens Theatre kicked off its first year of outdoor summer performances at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Performances featuring diverse musicians and dancers will take the stage this summer ending Aug. 7. Taryn Sacramone, the Queens Theatre’s executive director, said that they wanted to make sure the artists reflected the diverse borough of Queens. “We…

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Queens Theatre Brings Rhythm and Movement to Flushing Meadows Corona Park With Outdoor Premiere Performance by Dorrance Dance on July 9th and 10th

June 21, 2021

(Queens, NY)— For the first-time ever, Queens Theatre will step to a new beat in Flushing Meadows Corona Park this summer with the world premiere of the award-winning Dorrance Dance’s “…Praise: The Inevitable Fruit of Gratitude” on July 9th and 10th. The free performances will launch Queens Theatre’s summer season filled with music, dance, and cultural programming.…

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Queens Theatre Presents Motherland Dances – Virtual Dance Performances by Diverse Groups Exploring Cultural Heritage from the Feminine Perspective-

June 3, 2021
Redhawk Native American Arts Council

(Queens, NY)— On – Saturday, June 8th, 2021, Queens Theatre and The Physical Plant will present Motherland Dances, virtual dance performances by New York City based dance companies:Redhawk Native American Arts Council, Korean Traditional Music and Dance, and Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble. The premiere will take place at 7 PM EST immediately followed…

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Queens Theatre Continues its AAPI Healing Circle Amid Ongoing Incidents of Anti-Asian-American/Pacific Islander Hate and Discrimination

June 1, 2021
Christine Toy Johnson

(Queens, NY)—Amid the rise in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in New York City and across the country, Queens Theatre will host a second series of AAPI Healing Circle virtual spaces, starting in June and through this summer. The AAPI Healing Circle sessions, open to all individuals who identify as part of…

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Queens Theatre Rocks: Stories from Rock & Roll, Metal, Punk & the NYC Hardcore Scene from Those Who Were There

May 11, 2021

(Queens, NY)— What were The Ramones like back in high school? What was it like to watch Dime-Bag Darrel from Pantera do a sound check? What bands did the most outlandish things that nobody knows about? And that age old question: what happened? Join three musical pros—all have worked at Queens Theatre (QT)—who were there…

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Queens Theatre to Premiere I See You and You See Me in April, Spotlighting Queens’ Stories of Fear, Resilience, and Hope Amid COVID-19

March 23, 2021

—Written, Adapted, and Directed by Harris Doran of Queens, Film is Based on Stories Shared with the Queens Memory Project— —Learn more and RSVP at: https://queenstheatre.org/event/coming-soon-i-see-you-and-you-see-me/— (Queens, NY)—This April 22 at 7:00 PM (EST), Queens Theatre will spotlight stories about resilience and hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic with its new film, I See You and…

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Queens Theatre Launches Season of New American Voices, Supporting Diverse Writers

February 25, 2021
NAV Spring 21

(Queens, NY)— New American Voices (NAV), Queens Theatre’s new play development program, will present its 2021 Spring Reading Series consisting of three new virtual productions showcasing writers who represent the rich cultural diversity of the evolving populations of Queens. The three productions are: Atacama, written by Augusto Amador and directed by Sara Guerrero, from March…

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Queens Theatre Presents Turning in Place: Celebrating the Works of Women Choreographers in Film During the Pandemic

February 19, 2021
Turning in Place: The Women Choreographer Dance Film Festival

(Queens, NY)— On International Women’s Day – Monday, March 8th, 2021, Queens Theatre will present Turning in Place, a film showcase celebrating the work of emerging female-identifying choreographers. The premiere will take place at 7 PM EST and be immediately followed by a talkback session with the choreographers. ‘Turning in Place’ will feature seven up-and-coming…

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QT’s Winter Break Drama Classes for Kids: There’s a performer in every kid and a stage in every home!

February 5, 2021
Kids Showstoppers

(Queens, NY)— Queens Theatre today unveiled a week of virtual programming to entertain, educate and enlighten New York City Public School students during the winter break, from Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, 2021. “Since we closed our doors last March due to COVID-19, we have shown that Queens Theatre is more than a…

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Queens Theatre and Douglas Lyons announce “The Fly on the Wall” Series

February 2, 2021
Douglas Lyons

(Queens, NY)— After the recent success of Douglas Lyons’ Chicken and Biscuits, which had just opened at Queens Theatre before the pandemic hit, QT is commissioning Lyons’ latest play, Invisible. Invisible tells the story of lifelong best friends, Eemani and Jade, who decompress one afternoon over a good blunt. Unbeknownst to them the blunt is…

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