Collective: Unconscious, a fixture of New York’s alternative theater scene since its founding 13 years ago, has announced that it will permanently close its theater on July 31. On that date, the lease for its 279 Church Street facility will expire and not be renewed, due to a dispute over a “massive plumbing problem” that, according to company member Caterina Bartha, has plagued the building for many months. Bartha says the basement level, which contains one of the theater’s two performance spaces, is afflicted with a chronic, smelly leak, which has gone unaddressed by the landlord. (Phone calls to the landlord for response have... More >>>