SUCH NICE SHOES
Written & Performed by Christine Renee Miller
Directed by Andrea Dantas
April 6 – 8, 2017 |
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm
Tickets: $20 General Admission | $15 Students/Seniors with ID HERE
“Hilarious and heart-wrenching!” – Theatre Is Easy
“Miller’s performance is astounding. She seamlessly transitions between characters, embodying each role she portrays with graceful shifts.” – Stagebuddy.com
“Full of heart and soul” – Plays to See
What happens when you mix über wealthy yoga clients, the MTA, the city’s homeless, crappy auditions, and breast cancer? A typical New York City day.
Lighting Design: Kia Rogers
Projection Design: Lianne Arnold
Stage Manager: Gahlia Eden
Produced by Theaterlab
Hotel New Work 2017 I Open Studio for Live Arts
Saturday, April 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
Reservations will be available in the coming weeks – check back soon!
After a successful run of The Last Class: A Jazzercise Play at Theaterlab last year, Hotel New Work welcomes DODO as they begin crafting their latest work.
Devised by DODO and written by Joshua Conkel, Trenches is an experimental comedy that explores the nature of grief and how it is exploited by those seeking power. It is a gonzo gothic period piece. A pastiche that plays with the hilarious, painstaking mourning practices of the Victorian era, mixed with the spiritualist movement, young women’s diary entries, and the music of Purcell. The play is also written to be performed by practical lights and with live foley art, which gives it the air of an off-kilter ghost story.
April 25 & 26 at 7pm | April 29 at 5pm
Tickets and information available soon.
For three nights in April, the women of Theaterlab and some of our closest collaborators (including Artistic Director Orietta Crispino, Program Director Jolene Noelle, Studio Manager Gahlia Eden, special guests including Maïe Carøe and Liza Cassidy) will present their own miniatures. These slices of performance and segments of audio, visual and installation art works reflect our inspirations and aspirations as artistic creators. The women of Theaterlab will spend time in residence at Theaterlab, occupying our Gallery space and dedicating our resources to cultivating the work that keeps us fueled and on fire.
Each piece is rooted in an examination of the complex narratives and vocabularies used to describe and define the feminine experience, which paint women as both comforting mother and terrible monster with bodies that are at once fecund and ferocious. The mythology of women is often domestic and maternal, and yet, as Barbara Creed has written, “all human societies have a conception of the monstrous-feminine, of what it is about women that is shocking, terrifying, horrific, abject.” Aristotle saw women’s bodies as literally monstrous–as botched males lacking in basic essence. Here, women artists explore the muddy myths surrounding womanhood.
Signdance Collective’s production of
July 19 – 21 | Wed – Fri at 8pm
Tickets: $20 HERE
Signdance Collective’s production of Carthage/Cartagena by Caridad Svich explores the impact on those displaced and isolated by slavery, human trafficking and forced migration. The performance text presents a series of ten multi-lingual letter song-poems from metaphorical places of dislocation. This beautiful work by Obie Award Life Time Achievement winner, Caridad Svich is presented by Signdance Collective as a hybrid dance theatre piece incorporating dance, theatre, music and languages both spoken and signed.
Writer: Caridad Svich
Director: The Company with Joke Menssink and Beatriz Cabur
Cast: Lionel Macauley Isolte Avila David Bower Angelina Schwammmerlin
Founded by Isolte Avila and David Bower, Signdance Collective is an award winning international touring performance established in 2001. The company is culturally diverse with a team of experienced deaf and disabled artists at the helm. From 1987 to 2000, the company directors pioneered “signdance theatre”, a fusion of sign theatre, dance and live original music. The company is one of the first in the world to utilise and introduce the concept of inclusive practice with a specific focus on disability-deaf led team work.
The production of Carthage/Cartagena is funded, in part, by Arts Council England.
TLAB SHARES – GUEST PRODUCTIONS
Presented as part of Tlab Shares, our guest productions program.
A CONCERT IN MEMORY OF LAWRENCE ZOERNIG
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 8 PM
Tickets: $25 (General Admission) | $15 (Students & Seniors)
Bachanalia, a conductorless string orchestra founded in 1988 by violinist Nina Beilina, presents a special chamber concert in memory of Lawrence Zoernig (1960-2017), Bachanalia’s cellist for over twenty seasons.
The program will feature Johann Sebastian Bach’s Adagio (BWV 1024), the Adagio from Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, and Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, the so-called “Cello Quintet.”
Performers: Nina Beilina, Alexander Abayev, Boris Deviatov (violins), Arman Alpyspaev (viola), Natalia Galebsky, Jameson Platte (cellos), Steve Cohen (host)
Manager: Christine Mousin
Part of TLAB Shares
Suggested Donation at the Door: $10
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