Witness the Transformation as The Silverback re-emerges from beneath the greatest tonsorial project in pandemic history.

He started growing this mop the day the theaters went dark in NYC, clobbering I Am Nobody just 3 performances into its run.

All that fur served him well, but it’s time to lighten the load in advance of some impending projects.

First up: Necromancers of the Public Domain: Broadway Racketeers at Caveat, NYC 2/29. Ticket up.

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Celebrating our beloved metropolis, the best city on this concrete earth!

WATCHING MANHATTAN as the boat comes near its shore, one seems to come under the spell of its incalculable weight, its stupendous mass of iron, brick and stone. It is oppressive, ominous. One feels the past, the present and the future; and the tremendous forces which must have worked together to produce this titanic offspring, to have spawned this mountain of precipices. One feels the hidden activity, the pitiless struggle going on beneath; yet a few puffs of smoke are all that betray the smouldering of the mighty fires. One lets one’s mind sink into the vast depths between, to see little humanity running here and there like ants amid the tangle of wires, tunnels and pipes. Little humanity that built it all.
– From the book, 1921

JOIN US FEBRUARY 3 at THE TANK, NYC, as we resurrect this beautiful 99-year-old book as a 1-night only NYC variety show.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW! (Early bird discount through January 31 with the code HELLGATE)

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Happy First Anniversary to Necromancers of the Public Domain!

Thanks to all who’ve helped turn this cockamamie idea into an ongoing concern, especially our friends at The Tank, The New York Society Library, and all the game New Yorkers who’ve turned out to see an ever-changing line up of musicians, comedians, puppeteers, monologists, anthropologists, teenaged stage combatants, clowns, rappers, neo-burlesquers, and cartoonists spin aged books into variety show gold!

Monkeys Apes and Bears oh MY
Happy First Anniversary, Necromancers!


Won’t you join us on February 11th, for our first anniversary, when we will be Necromancing  The Grizzly, Our Greatest Wild Animal by Enos A Mills (1919)

Advance Tickets on sale now!

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Join Us for a Free Holiday Party to Kick Off The Truth About Santa

Hey friends! The Drama Bookshop is falling victim to rising NYC rents, and while we’re rooting for them to rise again in another location, let’s take the opportunity to hobnob with other Off-Off-Broadway glitterati at a FREE HOLIDAY PARTY to kick off Theater of the Apes’ 10th anniversary co-production of The Truth About Santa, an apocalyptic holiday tale by Silverback Greg Kotis.

11/28/2018 – from 5pm-7pm

We have all sorts of jolly activities planned

Free photo ops on Santa’s knee!

Signings of Urinetown, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, and of course, The Truth About Santa!


Singing elves!

Adult coloring pages!

A live podcast taping!

Free Photo with Santa New York City November 28

More info here!

RSVP on Facebook 

Don’t forget to get a babysitter and join us for THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA, December 5-20 at The Tank NYC

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