UNIVERSESThe Revolution will be LIVE !!!!

UNIVERSES is a national Ensemble Theater Company, of multi-disciplined writers and performers, who fuse theater, poetry, dance, jazz, hip hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining works for the stage. The group breaks the traditional theatrical bounds to create its own brand of theater. Founded in The Bronx, New York in 1995, the members of UNIVERSES came together in the urban poetry and music scene of the late 1990s; quickly moving through the “down town” performance scene to build a home for themselves in American Theatre. In their 21+ years, they have taken their original pieces around the world, electrifying crowds and sparking conversation about just what it means to be an American citizen: right here and right now. The group breaks the bounds of traditional theater to create their own brand, inviting old and new generations of theater crafters as well as theater goers and new comers to Revolutionize American Theater.
Watch: UNIVERSES at Beyond Conventions: A Ford Forum on human rights.

Celebrating 21 Years

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces UNISON as party of it’s 2017 Season. UNISON runs from April 19th, 2017 to December 28th, 2017

Opening in April is the world premiere of UniSon by UNIVERSES, with the poetry of August Wilson, directed by Robert O'Hara (The Wiz). OSF's resident ensemble UNIVERSES (Party People, Ameriville) sought out and were granted access to August Wilson's poetry catalogue in association with his widow Constanza Romero and his estate. The result is a high-energy, music-filled exploration of the passing on of legacy and the reconstruction of collective memory, inspired by the poetry of one of our most revered playwrights. Fusing poetry, theatre, movement and original music, UniSon gives OSF audiences the opportunity to see one of America's leading ensembles of color bring an American master to life through their signature theatrical aesthetic-for a new generation, in a new century, a new millennium.” - OSF
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Starting with their Residency at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, UNIVERSES began "Universeizing" selections of Wilson's Poetry to present at The Poetry Foundation (Chicago) as part of The Goodman Theatre's August Wilson Celebration (March 2015). ... more info.


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UNIVERSES’ PARTY PEOPLE closes after a successful run at The Public Theater 12/2016. #partypeoplepublic #universespartypeople

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* UNIVERSES Party People (at Berkeley Repertory Theatre) winner of (4) four TBA Awards including: Outstanding Production of a Musical; Outstanding Director of a Musical; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Video Design.

11 Nominations received for the TBA (Theatre Bay Area) 2015 Awards. We are so proud of our Amazing colleagues; and a huge congratulations to all the incredible companies, productions and theatre makers on this list... Respect. ... More info

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* UNIVERSES' Anthology "The Revolution will be LIVE!" (TCG Books) 2017. ... More Info


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* As UNIVERSES continues to expand, in celebration of our 21st Anniversary, we welcome Asia Mark and Chris Mansa to our Family. We have many Stories to tell on this amazing journey. ... More Info


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*UNIVERSES - Named 1st ever Resident Ensemble at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2013/2014 Season. Most Recently, with the generous support of The Ford Foundation, the honor is extended thru to 2017. ... More info


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*UNIVERSES - Commissioned for a New Work by The Goodman Theater, Chicago. ... More Info