Past Performances

SHAUN IRONS & LAUREN PETTY: WHY WHY ALWAYS

04/21/16 - 04/30/16

It is seventeen minutes past midnight, Oceanic Time. You’re sitting in a theater of sorts – a show is about to begin – there is an occasional flicker of light – a sonic shudder - an atmosphere of electronic energy - you look down at the program in your hand, black letters spell the words Why Why Always...In this sci-fi misadventure of secret agents and seductresses, where Alphaville meets ASMR - mesmeric whispers fill the air, lighters flash, linens are folded, and a super computer is foiled.Why Why Always conjures a live cine-performance through the interplay of otherworldly video, music, sound and technology.

LUKE GEORGE & DANIEL KOK: BUNNY (U.S. PREMIERE)

04/20/16 - 04/23/16

In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, George and Kok look to macramé, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to weave together an interactive experience of collectivity. "Bunny" is a nickname given to the person being tied in rope bondage. In this work, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?

AARON LANDSMAN: EMPATHY SCHOOL & LOVE STORY

04/20/16 - 05/01/16

Empathy School is a bus trip down memory's landscape. The occasional ghostly echo of a whistle. Love Story is a solitary walk in the head of a marginal man. With live music, projections and animations.

PAN PAN THEATRE COMPANY: THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS (U.S. PREMIERE)

03/23/16 - 04/02/16

THE SEAGULL AND OTHER BIRDS is a roller coaster reimagining of Anton Chekhov's much-loved comic masterpiece. The performance centers around a concise new version of THE SEAGULL integrated with a number of works specially commissioned by the company.

NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS: REALLY (WORLD PREMIERE)

03/16/16 - 04/02/16

A black woman takes pictures of her artist boyfriend's mom. As they jockey for a claim to him, they try to redefine themselves in the wake of his legacy. REALLY is a play about grief, intimacy, and the difference between goodness and greatness seen through the lens of photography.

JO STRØMGREN KOMPANI : THE HOSPITAL (NYC PREMIERE)

03/09/16 - 03/12/16

Set in a remote hospital where three nurses try to endure the lack of patients by injuring then treating each other, performing their duties on themselves as an alternative to the real thing. Everything is serious. Everything is nonsense.

BECCA BLACKWELL: They, Themself and Schmerm

02/25/16 - 02/28/16

In this hilariously raucous romp, inspired by a self produced video by Corey Haim called Me, Myself and I, Becca Blackwell (a he-she-schmerm ginger who was in the circus and enjoys cute sweaters) chronicles their struggle with abuse, identity, sexuality and gender in this laugh out loud family tragedy for a post post modern downtown theater age. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder what bathroom to use.

TRAVELOGUES: SARAH SKAGGS, The New Ecstatic 2.0

02/18/16 - 02/21/16

The New Ecstatic 2.0, a duet created in collaboration with dancer Cori Kresge, is an examination of the changing nature of ecstatic dance forms, as affected by cultural shifts in the meaning of “out-of-body” states within the everyday.

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