LET ME COOK FOR YOU
Written & Performed by Orietta Crispino
EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 14!
October 13 – December 10, 2017
Friday at 7pm | Sunday at 5pm
Added Performances: Wed, Dec 13 at 7pm & Thurs, Dec 14 at 7pm
Tickets: $20 HERE
5 Stars! – Plays to See
“Completely engaging! Visually appealing and theatrically satisfying! An intelligent piece of theater made by three women.” – Stagebiz
Theaterlab’s Artistic Director Orietta Crispino presents her solo series examining a collage of inherited myths and apocryphal histories, melding the intoxicating act of storytelling with the ritual of preparing food.
Directed by Barbara Rubin
Assistant Director: Liza Cassidy
Costume Design: Sara Baldocchi
TLAB SHARES – GUEST PRODUCTIONS
Presented as part of Tlab Shares, our guest productions program.
Stefanie Nelson dancegroup presents
A My Name is…
December 7 – 10
Thursday Gala at 8pm | Tickets $50
Friday at 8pm | Saturday at 3pm & 8pm | Sunday at 3pm | Tickets $25
Buy Tickets HERE
“We need this piece – desperately. I’m so grateful to Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup for confronting dementia with such passion and curiosity. Works like this can help the world think and talk about Alzheimer’s in important new ways.” – David Shenk, author of the national bestseller The Forgetting: Alzheimer’s, Portrait of an EpidemicThe title A MY NAME IS… refers to an ABC rhyming game which trains children to build their skills in coordinating physical and verbal tasks. The New York based choreographer Stefanie Nelson employs a similar rhythmic progression as the main structural axis of her piece. Reminiscent of the way through which the language is acquired and then retrogrades through aging, she translates her experience with a family member’s dementia into an intricately layered multidisciplinary piece. Increasingly organized phrases peak and subsequently dissolve into disorientation – a visual metaphor for memory loss. Nelson makes ample use of apple imagery as a loaded cultural reference evoking the loss of beauty and/or innocence, passage of time, gravity, and decay.
Performers: Christine Bonansea, Julia Discenza, Cameron McKinney, and Emily Tellier
Original music: Jonah Kreitner (US), Sahand Rahbar (Iran/Canada)
Set and lighting design: Solomon Weisbard (US).
Stop-motion video: Elisa D’Amico (Italy)
Project Special Advisor: David Shenk
A MY NAME IS… is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; in part, with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; with additional support from Exorto Danza, the Comune di Agropoli, Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Albumi e Vallo di Diano, BCC Comuni Cilentani, Arte e Danza Arabesque and Dance Italia.
part of TLAB Shares
Underwater New York presents
A HELD POSTURE
Written & Directed by Hyung Seok Jeon
January 5 – 7, 2017 | Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 3pm & 7pm, Sun at 5pm
Tickets: $15 HERE
A Held Posture is a solo performance by multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker Hyung Seok Jeon. The piece explores the image impulse of sinking into the deep ocean. What would you see when you get to the bottom? Through a visual investigation of the abyss, the piece explores the sensation of falling and the experience of generational loss. Formal experiments, including puppetry, a live video feed, and a soundscape created with wireless headphones, guide the audience into the intimate and minimal space within the self.
Hyung Seok Jeon is a multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker from Seoul, South Korea. He began making films when he was 14. As a Fulbright scholar, he earned an MFA in Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College in 2017. In 2014, Jeon’s video work, including his short film Autumn (2014), was installed by the artistic director Robert Wilson at the 21st Watermill Center Annual Benefit. In 2016, he performed in a dance puppetry piece, Tough the Tough (Redux: Steve), directed by David Neumann. In October 2017, he created and performed in How a River Carries You as a part of Puppet BloK 2017 at Dixon Place. His work often centers on selfhood, slowness, and self-reflection through formal experiments with theatrical and visual language on stage.
Producer Underwater New York is a digital platform for creative work inspired by the waterways of New York City. We publish and support work across disciplines and lead programming and excursions around the city’s waterways. A Held Posture extends our scope beyond New York City and takes on the urgency of now, as currents of change—political, social, environmental—create new stakes for how (and where) we live. As it explores the sensation of movement and change, A Held Posture addresses shifting patterns of individual and communal life.
Created & Performed by Hyung Seok Jeon
Stage Manager: Kaya Hubbard
Crew: Nicole Miller