Welcome Failure

Danger Signals

Friday, October 7
Segal Theatre
Photo by Ben Mann

Photo by Ben Mann

A woman gives a lecture about the brain. A woman gives a lecture about a man and his brain. A woman bakes a cake. Fuck that. She does nothing like that. A woman puts on a large hat and plays at being a man, pushing a sharp object through the soft bit of an eye socket. Chalk dust falls from the ceiling and two monkeys that might be children talk about the ways that pain is processed in the brain. Becky and Lucy. Walter Freeman. War is coming. Count backwards from ten. Becky and Lucy. Becky and Lucy. Becky and Lucy. Becky and Lucy. Becky and Lucy. War is coming, always.

Participating Artists: Jo Lampert, Ariel Woodiwiss, Nina Segal, Sanaz Ghajar, Jen Goma, Emily Reilly, Ben Hobbs, Maddy Bersin, Waeli Wang, Vincent Santvoord

This event is part of a performance series from 6:00pm- 8:30pm, followed by a short discussion.
Start time is approximate.

  • Built for Collapse
    Photo by Avery McCarthy/ Square-Three.com

    Built for Collapse is an award-winning theater company committed to building multi-disciplinary work that challenges theatrical form. We develop each project through a highly physical process inspired by found texts, visual art, and pop culture to create a live collage of the world and its stories. We have developed works nationally and internationally with The Drama League, BRIC Arts | Media House, Ars Nova, Three Legged Dog, The New Ohio, Prelude, HERE, Dixon Place, Laguardia Performing Arts Center, Theater for the New City, The Red House Center for Culture and Debate, Hangar Theatre, Prague Fringe, Prague Film and Theater Center, Vox Populi in Bulgaria, Ikincikat Theatre in Turkey, Goldex Poldex Gallery in Poland and others. Recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Grant, ART-NY Creative Space Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council MCAF Grant, and Prague Fringe ‘Inspiration Award’ for Best New Work. A Rome Fringe International Selection. Artistic Director, Sanaz Ghajar.

    Upcoming: Summer 2017, as part of the Archive Residency program (a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater)