The New York Neo-Futurists are an ensemble of dynamic writer/performer/directors who are best known for their critically acclaimed, energetic show of original short plays, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Developed out of a format that has been a success in Chicago since 1988, the Neo-Futurists put down roots in NYC in the mid 90’s and have been growing strong ever since. After a grand re-birth in the city in 2004, NYNF has created over 3600 new plays, and continues to present award-winning, topical and vital work every weekend at the Kraine Theater and around the New York independent theater community.
The New York Neo-Futurists’s signature show, ‘Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind’, with its ever-changing “menu” of plays, is a race against the clock to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes in an order determined by the audience!
Written, directed, and performed by the NYNF Ensemble (originally conceived by Greg Allen), all of our plays are presented from a perspective of absolute honesty and do not ask the audience to “suspend their disbelief”. A non-illusory collage of the comic and tragic, the political and personal, the visceral and experimental, Too Much Light endeavors to tell dynamic stories while embracing chance, change, and chaos. Sometimes true life really is stranger than fiction!
Megan Bashwiner, Robert Neill, Dylan Marron, Sarah Livant, Emma Reaves, Daniel Mirsky