Between the seas 2014: A festival of Performing Arts from the Mediterranean 

As the weather gets warmer and the sun starts to shine a little bit brighter, we are excited to share some of this year's program highlights with you!

BTS Fest '14, a sneak peak into our programming

Nejla Yatkin at BTS 2014

BTS will be showcasing new work by Nejla Yatkin, the multiple award-winning Turkish-German choreographer who possesses a provocative voice, "dramatic clarity and passion" (New York Times). Nejla will be sharing with NYC audiences her latest work currently in development.

Director Nantia Foskolou

"Life is not so much a narrative 
with a beginning and a middle and an end 
as it is a constellation of vivid moments" 
Chuck Mee's Matisse's Self Portrait

BTS presents the world premiere of Hotel Mediterranee, a play based on Chuck Mee's Matisse's Self Portrait, by Greek director Nantia Foskolou. Her directing has been praised as innovative and comedic, inspiring gratifying performances from her actors.

Esteve Soler

As part of the 4×4:NYC meets the Med, our new program showcasing contemporary Mediterranean dramatists, we are proud to announce the participation of world-renowned Spanish playwright, Esteve Soler. We will be presenting his acclaimed trilogy Against Progress/Against Democracy/Against Love in a full day of readings, talk backs and panels. Hailed as a writer who initiates horror, absurdity, and politically-charged gut reactions in his audiences, Soler's work has been translated into over 9 languages in over 10 countries. His presence at BTS is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Institut Ramon Llull.

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We can't do all this without you! Your support is vital in making our programs possible. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help us continue bringing together unique and passionate artists, tackling complex social issues, and reaching a diverse and international community!


You can easily make a donation online through our fiscal sponsor, New York Live Arts, by clicking here


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Write Between the Seas Festival in the memo line of your check 
Mail the check to: c/o Between the Seas Festival, 152 West 131st str. #1 New York NY 10027

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Esteve Soler at BTS is generously supported by the Institut Ramon Llul

4×4:NYC meets the Med is supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

BTS is a proud member of Alliance of Resident Theaters, NYC

From our friends:

Noor Theatre presents: The Myth Project

May 1 – May 4, 2014

Fourth Street Theatre 
83 East 4th Street 
Between 2nd Ave & Bowery

Shows and times vary. Click here for tickets. 
Enter the code MythArtist to purchase $15 tickets.

Noor Theatre presents The Myth Project, a four-night event featuring three ambitious new plays inspired by Middle Eastern mythology. A torrent of humor, intrigue and downright sexiness, this workshop production breaks open modern and ancient misperceptions, the result is not to be missed! Tickets are now on sale for Kareem Fahmy's The In-Between, Noelle Ghoussaini'sphoenicia flowers and Pirronne Yousefzadeh's I Am Gordafarid.

Visit www.noortheatre.o


US Premiere of HOLY LAND by Mohamed Kacimi 
translated by Chantal Bilodeau.

Directed by Tracy Cameron Francis 
April 18 – May 10 
@ HERE (145 6th Ave)

What if bombs and gunfire were the daily soundtrack to your life? Welcome toHoly Land…a raw and evocative tale of two families in a war ravaged city, trying to find humor when all is lost.

Holy Land has been presented to critical acclaim in Paris, Vienna, Prague, London, Milan, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm and Hamburg. 3rd Kulture Kids is bringing it to you here for its US Premiere.

With a fully multicultural cast, featuring Sean Carvajal, Obie-award winner Jojo Gonzalez, Ana Grosse, Pia Haddad and Gil Perez-Abraham*.

Use ticket code 10HOLYLAND for a limited number of $10 tickets, expires on 4/11. 
Ticket code 15HOLYLAND for $15 tickets, expires on 4/19.

More information and ticket sale at or call 212-352-3101.