Studio Visit
James Gallery

Heisenberg

Janani Balasubramanian

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7–8:30pm / Oct 4 / James Gallery

Heisenberg

Janani Balasubramanian

Heisenberg is an audio augmented reality (AR) game about uncertainty, precision, and chaos. Players start at the beginning of time and move through a series of matter/energy transformations, each emphasizing the limits of personal understanding—a cue from the piece’s namesake, the Heisenberg uncertainty principle—to learn a deep, fantastic secret. that’s been hiding brilliantly in plain sight.

Please bring headphones and a wifi enabled device to engage with this AR experience.

Studio Visits are evening-length hybrid performance events, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft. Each Studio Visit includes an introduction by the artist, a presentation of new work-in-process, a critical response essay by a guest artist, and a Q&A. The guest artist for this Studio Visit is Cameron Awkward-Rich.

 

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Works-In-Process
Elebash Recital Hall

Riot Antigone

Seonjae Kim

The Barbarians

Jerry Lieblich, Paul Lazar

Some Kind Of Comedy with Lorelei Ramirez

Lorelei Ramirez

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Works-In-Process

2–3:30pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

Riot Antigone

Seonjae Kim

The Barbarians

Jerry Lieblich, Paul Lazar

Some Kind Of Comedy with Lorelei Ramirez

Lorelei Ramirez

Riot Antigone: Punk energy courses through the veins of this Riot Grrrl-inspired take on Sophocles’ tragedy. In an explosive concert, a Chorus Leader and her all-grrrl band expose the power of an individual who dares to carry on a revolution on her own.

The Barbarians: A verbally rambunctious logorrheic encyclopedic gollywompus of a play concerning speech acts, political power, fractal geometry, eusociality, theater, and some other stuff too.

Some Kind Of Comedy with Lorelei Ramirez: Lorelei Ramirez presents some kind of comedy. It’s performance, it’s comedy, it’s something. You should see it.

Works-in-Process are excerpts from new work, in development or recently premiered.

 

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Works-In-Process
Segal Theatre

The Brobot Johnson Experience

Darian Dauchan

Faces of Downtown Scene

Maria Baranova

Cabin

Sean Donovan

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Works-In-Process

4:30–6pm / Oct 5 / Segal Theatre

The Brobot Johnson Experience

Darian Dauchan

Faces of Downtown Scene

Maria Baranova

Cabin

Sean Donovan

The Brobot Johnson Experience: One hundred years from now a race of Hip Hop androids known as Brobots, from the planet Nubian, will travel through the universe to tell the origins story of the first of their kind, called The Brobot Johnson Experience, a genre bending, immersive, Sci-Fi Hip Hop solo concert that defies both space…and time.

Faces of Downtown Scene is an ongoing project that unveils makers of experimental performing arts of New York City. With a unique access to the experimental performance community, Maria Baranova expands her photographic work to portraits. Using medium format film camera, she reveals makers of Performance Art of New York.

Cabin is the newest work by dance and theater artist Sean Donovan. Through storytelling, distinct characterization, original songs, dance and video, Cabin explores the story of three queer men in a poly-amorous relationship who move from Brooklyn to a cabin in a hostile community in upstate New York. Part biography, part fiction, Cabin explores the complexity of intimacy, and the magnitude of loss.

Works-in-Process are excerpts from new work, in development or recently premiered.

 

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Studio Visit
Segal Theatre

AYN RAND: Trauma Response

The Builders Association

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6:30–8pm / Oct 5 / Segal Theatre

AYN RAND: Trauma Response

The Builders Association

AYN RAND: Trauma Response looks at the life of the controversial writer Ayn Rand and examines how an immigrant striver became one of America’s most influential thinkers. Rand’s philosophy of selfishness and her ideas about free-market capitalism shaped US and world economic policy, helping usher in the age of Trump and Brexit.

Studio Visits are evening-length hybrid performance events, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft. Each Studio Visit includes an introduction by the artist, a presentation of new work-in-process, a critical response essay by a guest artist, and a Q&A. The guest artist for this Studio Visit is Helen Shaw.

 

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Studio Visit
Elebash Recital Hall

Fire on the Mountain

Renegade Performance Group/André M. Zachery

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8–9:30pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

Fire on the Mountain

Renegade Performance Group/André M. Zachery

Fire on the Mountain is a reintroduction of James Baldwin’s texts through a reclamation of punk as an innovative art form of Black culture. The work removes nothing – but adds everything.

Studio Visits are evening-length hybrid performance events, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft. Each Studio Visit includes an introduction by the artist, a presentation of new work-in-process, a critical response essay by a guest artist, and a Q&A. The guest artist for this Studio Visit is Helga Davis.

 

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Works-In-Process
Segal Theatre

Three Rooms

Sylvester/Kathryn Hamilton + Amal Omran + Hatem Hadawe

You're Going to Hell if You Laugh

Cerebral Pussy (Jessy Yates, Holly Kristina Goldstein)

Cute Activist

Milo Cramer with New Saloon

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Works-In-Process

2–3:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

Three Rooms

Sylvester/Kathryn Hamilton + Amal Omran + Hatem Hadawe

You're Going to Hell if You Laugh

Cerebral Pussy (Jessy Yates, Holly Kristina Goldstein)

Cute Activist

Milo Cramer with New Saloon

Three Rooms is a live skype-film that takes place simultaneously in Istanbul, New York and Paris, with one performer in each location.

You’re Going to Hell if You Laugh: A amputee bear, a vegetable, and Cerebral Pussy flail into a tea party…

Cute ActivistIn a spoOoOoky town in mythical Connecticut, a shadow-y underground ring of activists do battle with a baroque local Landlorde. Only True Love’s Kiss can save the town economy. A pastel fable about apathy.

Works-in-Process are excerpts from new work, in development or recently premiered.

 

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Works-In-Process
Elebash Recital Hall

The Illusion & The Aftermath

Temporary Distortion

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Split Britches (Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver)

A Period of Animate Existence

Pig Iron Theatre Company

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Works-In-Process

4:30–6pm / Oct 6 / Elebash Recital Hall

The Illusion & The Aftermath

Temporary Distortion

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)

Split Britches (Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver)

A Period of Animate Existence

Pig Iron Theatre Company

The Illusion & The AftermathA six-hour contemplative performance of live music for a meditating audience. Meditation cushions and headphones with volume control are provided for the audience to come and go as they wish, staying for only as long as they would like. For someone in the room without headphones, the performance is virtually silent.

The Illusion & The Aftermath will be performed continuously, for six hours, in the Elebash Lobby from 2:00PM to 8:00PM on Friday, October 6th. Temporary Distortion will talk about the piece at 4:30PM in the Elebash Recital Hall.

 

Unexploded Ordnances (UXO): Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

A Period of Animate ExistenceChildren, elders, and machines contemplate the future in a time of dire predictions and rapid technological change in this work of symphonic theater conceived by composer/filmmaker Troy Herion, scenic designer Mimi Lien, and director Dan Rothenberg.

Works-in-Process are excerpts from new work, in development or recently premiered.

 

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Studio Visit
Elebash Recital Hall

Electric Lucifer

Jim Findlay

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6:30–8pm / Oct 6 / Elebash Recital Hall

Electric Lucifer

Jim Findlay

Electric Lucifer is an electronic rock opera about suffering and redemption. Or something like that.

Studio Visits are evening-length hybrid performance events, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft. Each Studio Visit includes an introduction by the artist, a presentation of new work-in-process, a critical response essay by a guest artist, and a Q&A. The guest artist for this Studio Visit is Andrew Friedman.

 

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Studio Visit
Segal Theatre

The Bumps

Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

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8–9:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

The Bumps

Rachel Kauder Nalebuff

The Bumps is a play about grappling with the unknown, made for a cast of pregnant performers. Actors begin by playing three women in a waiting room in the 80’s and then, a generation later, their grown-up daughters in an underwater aerobics class today. Interwoven throughout in atmospheric interludes, performers reflect on their present experiences.

Studio Visits are evening-length hybrid performance events, offering audiences a multi-angled view of the featured artist and their craft. Each Studio Visit includes an introduction by the artist, a presentation of new work-in-process, a critical response essay by a guest artist, and a Q&A. The guest artist for this Studio Visit is Julia Felsenthal.

 

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Workshop
C-LEVEL (ROOM C-201)

FREE WORKSHOP: Empathy Machine – VR/360° Video Storytelling Mechanics

Philip Sanchez

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Workshop

12:30–2pm / Oct 5 / C-LEVEL (ROOM C-201)

FREE WORKSHOP: Empathy Machine – VR/360° Video Storytelling Mechanics

Philip Sanchez

Empathy Machine – VR/360° Video Storytelling Mechanics: Sitting on a VR story idea but don’t know where to start? See the process and learn more about this new and growing storytelling platform through a hands-on demo of VR/360° video production for writers and directors. Gain a practical understanding of the technology to help better shape your next digital story idea.

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Workshop
C-LEVEL (ROOM C-198)

FREE WORKSHOP: Intellectual Property Law

Tami Morachnick

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12:30–2pm / Oct 5 / C-LEVEL (ROOM C-198)

FREE WORKSHOP: Intellectual Property Law

Tami Morachnick

A conversation about the legal issues that can arise from creative processes – both inward and outward facing. Topics such as copyright/fair use, trademark, privacy/publicity, defamation and general contract issues

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Panel
Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Ariana Smart Truman, Tommy Kriegsmann

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Panel

2:30–3:30pm / Oct 5 / Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Ariana Smart Truman, Tommy Kriegsmann

A moderated discussion between prominent makers in our field. Audience members are encouraged to come with questions! How did you make that show, that venue, that movement? The more practical the question, the better.

Moderated by Ryan J. Haddad

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Research
Segal Theatre

New Dramaturgies

Peter Eckersall

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Research

3:30–4pm / Oct 5 / Segal Theatre

New Dramaturgies

Peter Eckersall

The Graduate Center Professor of Theatre and Dramaturg Peter Eckersall will discuss artistic processes and the dramaturgy of contemporary performance making. Peter will speak about new media dramaturgy and the dramaturgical process of working with the artist Alexis Destoop on his installation/film work Phantom Sun (2017).

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Panel
Elebash Recital Hall

How Did You Make That?

Jaclyn Backhaus, Jennifer Kidwell, and Scott Sheppard

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Panel

4–5pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

How Did You Make That?

Jaclyn Backhaus, Jennifer Kidwell, and Scott Sheppard

A moderated discussion between prominent makers in our field. Audience members are encouraged to come with questions! How did you make that show, that venue, that movement? The more practical the question, the better.

Moderated by Ryan J. Haddad

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Research
Elebash Recital Hall

New Dramaturgies

Julia Jarcho

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Research

5–5:30pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

New Dramaturgies

Julia Jarcho

Jarcho will read from her new critical book about theater and negativity, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater Beyond Drama (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Then she will read from her current play-in-progress, Pathetic, a free adaptation of Racine’s Phèdre.

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Panel
Elebash Recital Hall

That Went Like This and This Went Like That

Daniel Alexander Jones

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Panel

6–7:30pm / Oct 5 / Elebash Recital Hall

That Went Like This and This Went Like That

Daniel Alexander Jones

Daniel Alexander Jones convenes an intergenerational conversation among several members of one extended-family-constellation of artists of color in avant-garde performance and experimental theatre. A conjuring. An invitation to communion. A dance among alternate histories, rumors, and surprising connections. A little bit of fussing. A chance to ask Robbie’s question, “who are your people?” and to wonder, together, “why does it matter?”

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Panel
Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Noel Allain, Moisés Kaufman

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Panel

6–7:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Noel Allain, Moisés Kaufman

A moderated discussion between prominent makers in our field. Audience members are encouraged to come with questions! How did you make that show, that venue, that movement? The more practical the question, the better.

Moderated by Ryan J. Haddad

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Panel
Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Jacob Padrón, Melanie Joseph

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Panel

4–5pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

How Did You Make That?

Jacob Padrón, Melanie Joseph

A moderated discussion between prominent makers in our field. Audience members are encouraged to come with questions! How did you make that show, that venue, that movement? The more practical the question, the better.

Moderated by Ryan J. Haddad

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Workshop
C-LEVEL (ROOM C-201)

FREE WORKSHOP: Kickstarter

Jessica Massart

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Workshop

12:30–2pm / Oct 6 / C-LEVEL (ROOM C-201)

FREE WORKSHOP: Kickstarter

Jessica Massart

Learn about the ins and outs of running a crowdfunding campaign from Kickstarter’s Performance Lead, Jessica Massart. This workshop will cover the necessary building blocks, including setting the right goals, effectively telling your story, creating manageable rewards, and building your community.

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Workshop
C-LEVEL (ROOM C-198)

FREE WORKSHOP: Properties for the Non-Prop Person

Jay Duckworth

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Workshop

12:30–2pm / Oct 6 / C-LEVEL (ROOM C-198)

FREE WORKSHOP: Properties for the Non-Prop Person

Jay Duckworth

Properties for the non-prop Person – this workshop will help show you what is traditionally considered a prop, pulling props and information out of a script and handling challenges that come at you. Who should come- New prop people, Directors, Stage Managers and actors

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Research
Elebash Recital Hall

New Dramaturgies

Jill Stevenson

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Research

3:30–4pm / Oct 6 / Elebash Recital Hall

New Dramaturgies

Jill Stevenson

Jill will discuss how her research into religious performance has entailed using her own body as a platform for dramaturgical analysis. Physical encounters with a performance generate strong sensations that constitute evidence of how that event makes religious meaning. Attending to how those sensations impact her body physically and then critically interrogating them has therefore been fundamental to Jill’s work. She will discuss how she has done this to illuminate sacred performances from the present and the historical past.

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Research
Segal Theatre

New Dramaturgies

Patricia Ybarra

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Research

5–5:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

New Dramaturgies

Patricia Ybarra

This presentation will examine how Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men explores changes in labor and attendant conceptions of white grievance and selfhood in the 21st century. The crucial nature of this play in our contemporary moment will explored in relation to current events.

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Panel
Elebash Recital Hall

Making Space: A Survey of the Places Where Work is Made

Danielle King, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

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Panel

2:30–3:30pm / Oct 6 / Elebash Recital Hall

Making Space: A Survey of the Places Where Work is Made

Danielle King, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council partners with PRELUDE on a data experiment. We will survey PRELUDE artists, past and present, to come to a better understanding of where work is made. During this session, we will review the findings together and discuss what creative spaces are—or were—critical to this field.

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Closing Party
VR WORLD (4 E 34th St NYC)

Closing Party + Franky Award

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Closing Party

10pm–12am / Oct 6 / VR WORLD (4 E 34th St NYC)

Closing Party + Franky Award

The 2017 FRANKY AWARD goes to Charlotte Brathwaite! Come celebrate with us at VR World NYC!

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