The Freight Project Show 2015
Monday, August 31 at 7 pm
$15 suggested donation
This year's Freight Participants hold a showing of work developed over their residency at Hubbard Hall Projects.
Showings include work by:
ANNE CECELIA HANLEY
DIRECTOR/ BLUEGRASS MUSICIAN
In collaboration with writer Adam R. Burnett of Buran Theatre, Anne will begin building a large-scale performance project based in the riotous and lonesome mythology surrounding the development and popularization of old-time, bluegrass, and folk music in the United States. Structured as an impressionistic weaving of music, images, and retellings, the project will ease away from a linear narrative, and instead employ live music, drag, sculpture, and paint to create a wild, irreverent, multi-disciplinary cultural collage, rooted in and responding to the traditional music of rural American communities.
Dash is exploring the idea of “real” art vs. “staged” art. Just as a Japanese rock garden is a recreated natural landscape designed to inspire self-awareness through contact with nature, Lane will find ways to interact with the sculptures made by Mark Mennin in a natural location and then transfer that action to the studio for further analysis. The dancers will be photographed and videoed in the natural environment and that media will be integrated into the staged choreography.
MEGAN CATTAU AND CRAIG WHITEHORSE
AERIAL DANCE/ PUPPETRY
Flight Collaborative will be working on a narrative about the individual and joint journeys of two connected people through the integration of circus and theater arts with shadow puppetry. In their existing work, they focus on the emotional, often telling a story about human connection that is abstract in nature. They value being responsive to each other and the audience in their pieces, hoping to keep these elements of their work intact while moving forward with incorporating the aesthetics of the theater and puppetry in a way that feels honest and intimate.
JON LEVIN, JOSH LUXENBERG, JOSH GEIB
A HUNGER ARTIST
Using toy theater, a deceptively normal-looking trunk and direct audience address, Sinking Ship Productions presents a solo adaptation of the classic story, “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka. The haggard Impresario, dragging a worn-out steamer trunk onto the stage, invites the audience back to the time of the Hunger Artist. Using a record player and toy theater, he re-creates in miniature the spectacle and fanfare surrounding the aloof “artist,” whose “act consisted of publicly fasting for long periods of time. Once world famous, he becomes increasingly marginalized by society until finally he is completely forgotten.
Vivid Stills: Excerpts from Five Years of Spectacle Posters
Thursday, August 27, 6-10 pm
Now in its fifth year, Spectacle Theater not only brings overlooked cinematic gems to the premiere ex-bodega screen in New York, but often gives them new original trailers and posters from our devoted editors, designers, filmmakers, and artists. Along with our DIY-Williamsburg hold-out neighbors Cloud City, we're thrilled to be presenting a cross-section of recent poster works in diverse media ranging across painting, sculpture, collage, and 3D rendering, both in prints and never-seen originals. One night only!
With works from:
We are having a book swap!
Sunday, August 23, 12-5pm
Bring books you've already read, are probably never going to read, have too many copies of, etc., and take home all the treasures someone else bafflingly didn't want. Leftovers at the end will be donated to the marvelous Housing Works Bookstore. We will have some snacks and drinks but you can also bring some to share if you like. And bring friends!
Rough House Theater presents:
Sad Songs for Bad People
Armed with piles of puppets and an indomitable love of the macabre, a ragtag troupe of performers takes the stage. Dressed in their Sunday best, they have set up a dusty revival tent to delight us with an evening of murder ballads, ditties of death, and songs of tragic misfortune. But as puppet casualties accumulate, ill-buried secrets begin to surface and threaten to shatter the troupe’s facade.
With the live jams of the Rough House band and dozens of hand-crafted puppets, Sad Songs for Bad People will delight you, titillate you, gingerly prod the soft spot in your heart, and scratch the darkest of your itches.
Performed by Kay Kron, Maddy Low, Claire Saxe, Mike Oleon, Sean Hughes and Andrew Yearick. With puppets by Grace Needlman, Cammi Upton, Will Rudolph, Eddy Rivera and Emma Alamo. Puppets and puppet direction by Mike Oleon. Co-directed by Jeremy Ohringer. Music Direction by Sean Hughes.
Saturday, August 15th at 7:30 and 9:30
Sunday, August 16th at 7:30
(brought to you all the way from Chicago by the creators of Constance and the Perpetual Motion Machine)
Brooklyn Comedy Festival's Pre-Festival Fine ARTS Show + Party!
Thursday August 13th
Featuring an installation by 2015 Shorty Award Winner for Best Instagrammer, C+C Mini Factory!
Also comedy photography by Erin Nekervis!
More artists TBA.
For more information:
Life and Death Cycle Diagrams
New works on paper, mixed media, and video by Yusuke Okada and Owen Streeter Cook.
Cyanide Tooth and Keegan Cooke are DJing. There will be snacks.