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

Photo courtesy of the artists
Works-in-Process are excerpts from new work, in development or recently premiered.

 

Riot Antigone

 

Riot Antigone is Seonjae Kim’s new take on Sophocles’ tragedy, told from the perspective of a Chorus Leader and her all-female punk band, reminiscent of the 90s’ Riot Grrrl movement iconized by bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and Bratmobile. Through explosive live music, percussive movement and primal poetry, a chorus of young women tell the myth of Antigone through a feminist lens. A ritualistic and passionate rock concert as well as an intimate coming of age story, Riot Antigone is about the power of an individual who dares to carry a revolution upon herself.

Seonjae Kim is a theater director based in New York City, originally from Seoul, South Korea. Riot Antigone, her original Riot Grrrl musical adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy, premiered at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and ANT Fest at Ars Nova in 2017. Other credits: Sister Mok-Rahn (PEN/World Voices Festival); The Essential Ella Maythorne (Dixon Place); You’re Amazing!!!; That Noise (Williamstown Theatre Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rabid Bat Theatricals); Cloud 9, A Perfect Wedding, Kafka on the Shore (Northwestern University); Moksori (Chicago Fringe Festival). Kim has worked with Pam MacKinnon, Bill Rauch and Stafford Arima and is an alumna of Directors’ Lab West, SITI Company Summer Theatre Workshop, Powerhouse Training Program, Williamstown Directing Corps, La MaMa Umbria Directors’ Symposium, Playwrights’ Retreat and Next Generation Residency. Recipient of 2016 Van Lier Fellowship for Directing from the Asian American Arts Alliance & 2016 Mike Ockrent Fellowship from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. Upcoming: Associate Director, KPOP (Ars Nova) BA: Northwestern.

The Barbarians

 

Nonsense abuts historical transcript (cut and pasted and collaged) as a Witness at a trial describes to us a play in which a team of scientists attempts to use real speeches from real US Presidents to nullify the language-power of the fake US President (but also maybe the real US President) while the rest of us bozos try to go on living lives of picturesque American normalcy, drenched in rhetoric, unaware that this theater isn’t a theater at all it’s an aircraft carrier and all of us are headed for war.

Jerry Lieblich (writer) writes plays and usually lives in New York. His plays have been presented at Clubbed Thumb, Abrons Arts Center, Ars Nova, Theater of NOTE, Cloud City, and The Paradise Factory. He has developed work with Playwrights Horizons, The Vineyard Theater, New York Theater Workshop, and HERE among other theaters, basements and rooms in New York and elsewhere. Jerry has received an EST/Sloan Foundation Commission and the Himan Brown Creative Writing Award, and is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Page 73’s I-73 Writers Group. His play D Deb Debbie Deborah has been published in Theater Forum and translated into German, and his critical writings can occasionally be found on Culturebot. He’s also the writerly half of the divising team Tiny Little Band. Presently, Jerry is pursuing his MFA at Brooklyn College under the mad tutelage of Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney.

Paul Lazar (director) is a founding member and co-artistic director, along with Annie-B Parson, of Big Dance Theater. He has co-directed and acted in works for Big Dance since 1991, including commissions from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Walker Art Center, Dance Theater Workshop, Classic Stage Company and Japan Society. Outside of Big Dance, Paul directed Howard Fishman’s A Star Has Burnt My Eye at BAM in 2016, Christina Masciotti’s Social Security at the Bushwick Starr in 2015, Elephant Room at St. Ann’s Warehouse for the company Rainpan 43 in 2012, and Young Jean Lee’s Obie Award winning, We’re Gonna Die in 2011. He directed a new version of We’re Gonna Die in 2015, featuring David Byrne, at the Meltdown Festival in London. He also directed Bodycast: An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra for the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival; and Major Bang for The Foundry Theatre at St. Ann’s Warehouse. www.bigdancetheater.org

Upcoming
Jerry Lieblich: MONDAYS @ 3 Reading Series at NYTW on September 25th
Big Dance Theater’s latest piece will be at The BAM Harvey this coming November 14 through 18

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.

Lorelei Ramirez is an artist, comedian, and writer. She hosts a monthly show every 3rd Sunday of the month at C’mon Eerybody called Not Dead Yet, and another show called Sloop Jumbly at Vital Joint. She has appeared on The Special Without Brett Davis, The Chris Gethard Show, and performs live all over town. Be careful around her.

Upcoming
Lorelei Ramirez hosts two shows a month where she explored the same concepts of performance. Not Dead Yet every 3rd Sunday of Every month,
and Sloop Jumbly (various dates) at Vital Joint in Williamsburg.

www.pileoftears.com

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