Works-In-Process

2–3:30pm / Oct 6 / Segal Theatre

Three Rooms

Sister 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

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

 

Three Rooms

 

Originally the trio were planning to stage a play, but the changing political landscape meant that two of the performers couldn’t get visas. Refusing to replace those unable to travel, they began to experiment with ways of working that could overcome the physical restrictions, creating a new kind of live-ness for this new world. Three Rooms invites the audience into the quiet intimacies of daily life when you are essentially confined to your room – making tea, reading books, smoking cigarettes while watching the seagulls over Istanbul roof-tops, or watching the grey clouds over the Paris suburbs. It gestures towards the irreplaceability of people, and the impossibility of representing their experience without them.

Sister Sylvester is the ghost of a nun who haunted the first home/studio/performance venue where Sister made work, and it became the company’s name for its gender-fluid, feminist and spectral associations. Sister Sylvester makes work, often essayistic performances, using first hand research and found documents. We invite disruption into both the performance and the process, and look for dissonance and difficulty in text, image, and sound.

Upcoming
October 15, Three Rooms: Globalize Cologne, Germany; November 10-13, Three Rooms: Dancing On The Edge, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
November 15, Three Rooms: Bozar, Brussels; November 23-26, Three Rooms: Les Bancs Publics, Marseille, France

You’re Going to Hell if You Laugh

 

You’re Going to Hell if You Laugh pulls from the performance styles of clowning and burlesque to explore the spectacle of the disabled body and blur the line between audience and performer by following one very disabled clown’s attempt to throw a tea party in a very abled-bodied world. Repeatedly foiled by her environment, she must sidestep and outmaneuver obstacles every time she attempts to complete the simplest of tasks. Her frustrations eventually lead her to discover, not only that she has a (very sexual ;)) body, but that the world isn’t made for her – it’s made for the people watching her.

Jessy Yates is an actor and performance artist with Cerebral Palsy. She will be seen on the ABC sitcom, Speechless, this fall. She has performed at suchvenues as Brooklyn Academy of Music (Mat Fraser’s Cripfest), Dixon Place (YGTHIYL), The Public Theatre (reading of The Penalty), The Silent Barn, Coney Island’s Burlesque at the Beach, and The Robert Moss Theatre (Blessing; Jodie, Greasy; Chicky, Rx), Williamstown Theatre Festival (Non-Eq2017). When feeling cheeky, she performs under the name Cerebral Pussy.

Holly Kristina Goldstein is a director, stage manager, and performer. Their recent credits include You’re Going to Hell if You Laugh at Dixon Place (Director), Thud! at NYCFringe 2016 (Director), Perfect Fifths at the John Drew Theater Lab (Director), Houseworld at the San Damian Mission (Performer) and EVE at Judson Gym (Assist. Director).

Collaborating Artists: Julie Atlas Muz, as a fearless mentor. Jake Schlossberg, Jaye Hunt, Jason Tschantre, Hannah Cook, Danni Leggard, Dan Rider, Catherine Woodward, Frieda Dunkelberg, Jacob Nurik and Mat Fraser for design, feedback, and sounding-boarding.

Upcoming
Jessy can be seen acting in Brick City at Premiere Stages in Montclair, NJ, from 10/20-10/22. Cerebral Pussy is now booking for your night club, corporate events, and children’s party needs.

 

www.facebook.com/CerebralPuss/

Cute Activist

 

In a spoOoOoky town in mythical Connecticut where inequality reigns, a secret underground ring of part-time-waiters part-time-activists do battle with a baroque and tyrannical local Landlorde. But whooooo are these activists exactly? Has anyone ever seen one? And just how exactly does one *do* activism? Meanwhile: lovers frolic and break up, oblivious; grueling restaurant shifts start and end; bulldozers run wild; ordinary citizens wonder how to be Nice. An ancient prophecy looms over everything: only True Love’s Kiss can save the town economy.

Milo Cramer is a playwright and co-founder of New Saloon theater company, along with director Morgan Green and actor Madeline Wise. Milo’s plays include Apology Circle (Ars Nova OutLoud), Business Ideas (Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program), and William Shakespeare’s Mom (developed with New Saloon, presented at The Brick and Ars Nova’s AntFest). From 2013-2017, New Saloon co-created Minor Character: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time (presented at The Invisible Dog, The Public Theater’s Under The Radar: Incoming, CATCH: Coil, and The Sharon Playhouse). Milo is an alumni of the SoHo Rep Writer/Director Lab, and is currently under commission from Playwrights Horizons.

Collaborating Artists: Written by Milo Cramer Directed by Morgan Green Produced by New Saloon, producer for New Saloon: Caroline Gart. Featuring Madeline Wise and Ronald Peet Music by Deepali Gupta Puppet Design by Amanda Villalobos Set Design by Meredith Ries Sound Design by John Gasper Costume Design by Sabrina Bianca Guillaume Prop Design by Cheyanne Williams Lighting Design by Cha See Assistant Producer: Ryan Gedrich Production Manager: Russell Maclin

Upcoming
Cute Activist will be presented by The Bushwick Starr in association with Clubbed Thumb in January 2018.

 

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