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By Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun Directed by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun Lighting by Jeff Nash
Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence is a collaboration between Japanese playwright-director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright-director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in corresponding chapters by each playwright, it combines two established artists of the same generation, both with distinct voices and significant work, in a deep creative conversation across cultures.
HERE is an award-winning, boundary-stretching institution. Its 2017-18 lineup features three HERE resident artist world premieres; the world premiere of a production helmed by HERE artistic director Kristin Marting; innovative works from the Dream Music Puppetry Program, including a revival of Symphonie Fantastique by Basil Twist; the sixth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival; and HERE's yearly Culturemart festival, in which HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). The multidisciplinary productions in the 2017-18 season represent the culmination of commissions and developmental residencies of up to three years in HARP and/or the Dream Music Puppetry Program. For a complete list of shows, click the link below.
Music and libretto by Gary S. Fagin Includes world premiere screening of documentary film Guns by Nick Davis
Tackling the impact of gun violence in the United States, The Struggle to Forgive: Confronting Gun Violence in America is a new musical dramatic work that hauntingly gives voice to those involved in the gun debate — victims and their families, law enforcement and perpetrators, politicians and gun enthusiasts.
The libretto is based on audio, video, and written accounts of those living with the aftermath of gun violence or the loss of a loved one, as well as news reports of mass shootings, recordings of 911 calls, and the gun control debates.
Guns tells the interconnected stories of individuals whose lives have been dramatically affected by guns. Complex and powerful, the film will tell stories that are not as simple as they first appear — stories full of richness, irony, and emotional truth — and in so doing, tells the sweeping story of an Issue that defines our time.
A love tangle. A lonely girl. Lost god. One angry mother.
Love Trade tests the sex games Demeter passes on to her daughter Persephone, who wanders away from the Upper World and meets the exotic Shiva. All three undergo the death of fake dreams and false longings as they descend into the Depths, emerging transformed.
"Listen to the beats / The rhythm of my Bushwick streets." Brooklyn impresario Modesto Flako Jimenez conjures his beloved borough in this bilingual elegy told through poems, projections, and music. With lyrical brilliance and irreverent play, ¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn complicates our perceptions of race, language, and gentrification and calls us to be truly present when asking this question: "What is my moral worth?"
Enter The Portal and follow Dante through epic deserts and alpine mountains as he seeks the beautiful and mysterious Beatrice while being pursued by his inner demons. Driven by epic rock music that pulses with tribal and electronic beats, The Portal is part concert, part movie, and part performance. It not only entertains but also immerses the audience in a journey of transcendence and empowerment.
After a successful run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "peer-reviewed rapper" Baba Brinkman is bringing his latest critically acclaimed hip-hop comedy, Rap Guide to Consciousness, to the SoHo Playhouse. From March 1-April 29, the Drama Desk Award nominee will shine light on free will, brain cells, and the science of consciousness in this genre-bending performance.
Brinkman's Rap Guides have been lauded by critics, including having been selected as a New York Times critics' pick, for the melding of theater, hip-hop, comedy, and mind-boggling science. With subjects ranging from religion to climate change, Baba combines the intimacy of a one-man show with the humor, wit, and excitement of a rap concert to create an experience that defies genre classifications, a whole new species of theater.
With Say Something Bunny!, Alison S.M. Kobayashi and UnionDocs present an enthralling performance based on an amateur audio recording made over 60 years ago. The origin of this audio was a mystery. Two spools of thin steel wire were found tucked inside an obsolete sound device purchased by a collector at an estate sale. There were no labels — so no dates, no names, and no context. Through her obsessive research and active imagination along with hundreds of listens, Kobayashi decoded the rich dialogue in the recording and discovered the detailed history of an unforgettable Jewish family from New York that bursts with humor, surprise, and drama. Her one-woman show annotates, illustrates, and reconstructs the scenes of the recording while revealing the stranger-than-fiction biography of the eldest son, David, who made the wire recordings. Using video, installation, performance, and lots of archival material, Kobayashi leads the audience through a close listening, spinning "a multigenerational yarn of Rothian heights."
Note: This show is intended for mature audiences.
In 1949, Dr. Jacob Bronowski installs a secret alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson discovers his secrets, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history, told from the perspective of a century in which every year is a revolutionary year. Secret Life of Humans is inspired by Yuval Harari's international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
The Signature Project is multi-sensory theatrical experience. Its core is a huge 76 ft x 36 ft mural layered with hidden secrets. For the past 22 years a live performance has toured the United States bringing the mural to life, with artist Patrick Dunning ingeniously weaving stories and images in the great tradition of Irish artists. Now, this play with music and dance comes to New York for its Off-Broadway premiere. A unique, exhilarating tapestry blending art and technology, The Signature Project offers the opportunity for the audience to join over 300,000 people whose signatures already comprise the fabric of this monumental art work. The painting and the play are constantly changing and evolving as people contribute their own signature and story to the larger art work, adding perspectives and ideas which make the world so special and wonderful, beyond imagination. Creator, Patrick Dunning is from Dublin, Ireland and now lives in Portland, Oregon.
Four artists. Twelve shows. Six days. From March 27-April 1, Mabou Mines presents SUITE/Space, a brand new performance initiative in a festival setting.
Davalois Fearon: Time to Talk A multimedia dance-theater piece rooted in research on American history, dance history, racial identity formation, and systemic racism.
Tariq Al-Sabir: Unwanted A multimedia song cycle that communicates real-time with film, focusing on the present trauma and cynical frustrations that plague social-media-oriented black millennials.
Tamar-kali: Excerpts from Demon Fruit Blues An immersive music-based experience exploring the origin of misogyny and "curse of womanhood" as outlined in Genesis 3:16, inspired by the majesty of female African deities, "goddess"-themed art, and feminist theory.
Sanaz Ghajar: Red Wednesday A multimedia production about a family brought together and torn apart by revolution that pays special attention to those left to clean up the mess w
Identical twin sisters born in Transylvania in 1483 and now living in New York City reveal who vampires truly are through an original epic story. Born without a heartbeat, memories, or inspiration, Mihaela pulls her fangs out and runs from Transylvania to New York in order to love, to be a human being. Yet her "wicked clone" — twin sister Gabriela — follows her through time and space to bring her back to who she was. Mihaela's fangs begin to reappear. However, her dream is more powerful than any fear…