Known for their 2001 seminal hit, Slanguage, New York-based UNIVERSES is a national/international ensemble of multi-disciplinary writers and performers who fuse poetry, theatre, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros to create moving, challenging and entertaining theatrical works. UNIVERSES has performed: Off-Off and Off-Broadway: Slanguage (New York Theatre Workshop), U (Slanguage workshop: Mark Taper Forum-New Works Festival, New World Theater, The Painted Bride, Pregones Theater, Performance Space 122 -P.S. 122), The Ride (P.S. 122, New York Performance Works, Andy Warhol Museum), International: The Ride (Teatro A Mil Festival in Chile Ex-Carcel, Valparaiso, and Teatro San Gines, Santiago). Alfred Jarry's UBU:Enchained (Arts Link International Exchange with Teatre Polski, Poland, and New York). Poetry Performances: Nuyorican Poets Caf, American Airlines Theater (Encore Awards), Joe's Pub, Labyrinth Theatre, Symphony Space, Aaron Davis Hall, Museum of Natural History, The Painted Bride, St. John the Divine, Sing Sing Prison, The Tea Party, Bar 13, Sisters Place, El Puente, Live From the Edge Theater, The Bronx Academy of Art & Dance (B.A.A.D). College performances include: Harvard University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Lehman College, University of Massachusetts, Bard College, Binghamton University, Sarah Lawrence College, City College, New York University, Pace University. UNIVERSES' last play Party People premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival July-November 2012. They were last seen at ArtsEmerson in 2012's Ameriville.