Theaterlab Presents: Solo Sundays
A new series designed to champion the unique potential of the solo performer and challenge artists to craft ambitious explorations of the specific and intimate relationship between individual performer and spectator.
The Solo Sunday Series features an array of developmental, educational, and performance opportunities for solo artists.
Recent Events in the Solo Sunday Series:
Sunday, January 8th, 2017
Michelle Levy’s Ruins of Achelach, Restaged
Presented by TLab’s Solo Sundays
Concept, audio/visuals, script and performance by Michelle Levy
Developed with and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Lighting Design by Guy de Lancey
Are you interested in joining our growing community of solo artists?
Email Program Director Jolene Noelle at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our list and receive notice of future events!
Our first event, the SOLO SUNDAY SHOWCASE was held Sunday, August 7, 2016.
A PANEL DISCUSSION on “Traveling Solo: Touring Solo Shows Domestically and Abroad” was held Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.
About Solo Sundays:
Theaterlab’s white box spaces are particularly vibrant and reflective spaces that are uniquely responsive to the actor, reflecting and resonating even the most nuanced work. Our first project at our previous home on 14th street was a solo performance workshop and we have maintained an evolving interest in solo work through the years. Most recently, our Theater was home to Merry Conway’s silent one-person show, Into the Strenuous Briefness.: A Performance Poem Digesting Life.
Solo Sundays were created as an extension of Theaterlab’s ongoing interest in solo work, developed through years of hosting artists, companies, and training programs dedicated to solo performance. We find that solo performance is uniquely suited to responding to cultural questions about personal identity and the individual’s relationship to the collective whole. As the zeitgeist continues to shift toward investigations of the line between the self and the communal, we have created a program that is intended to respond to those investigations through rigorous artistic exploration. Solo Sundays is an ongoing, malleable series that will grow and adapt to meet the specific needs of the artists as they relate to the audience and to Theaterlab.
“Getting to produce a piece with Theaterlab’s Solo Sundays series was extremely valuable to my growth as an artist. Solo Sundays offered a rare opportunity to incubate and test something new with the thoughtful Theaterlab team. As an emerging performance artist creating solo work, the resources of space, time, tech support, and collaborative input granted through this project was an unmatched experience for me. The Theaterlab team offered the right combination of trust in my process, and structure and support when I needed it, offering me ample time to make the theater space my own, and pairing me with a masterful lighting designer/artist to help with the aesthetics and the staging- with whom I hope to collaborate again. Working in conversation with the artistic staff, and getting feedback at the end was crucial, as I came away with a deeper understanding of my strengths and direction, and with many ideas of where to go next!”
– Michelle Levy, Solo Sunday Artist, Ruins of Achelach, Restaged