Theatrical doppelgangers, Lisa DAmour and Katie Pearl would like to invite you inside an out of body experience. They have been crafting site-specific performance together for over a decade and for their latest collaboration, Terrible Things, they have moved back inside a theater, PS 122, from December 4-20.
When I first saw Spin and Marlene Milton, aka The Dream Express, I was so enchanted by this lounge act I hopped the next boxcar out of NY and have been following them ever since: Flagstaff, Peach Springs, Spokane, and Memphis; from the infamous Briarpatch Lounge to the world-renowned Thunderbird Lodge.
Collapsible Giraffe the CUNY Prelude festival PS 122...the East River Band Shell Throw in a few out of town performances and this is the path taken, in the last year or so, by the National Theatre of the United States of Americas show Chautauqua!
Roger Guenveur Smith is a man who knows his history. But the writer-performer doesnt just know it, he lets it under his skin, manipulates it, re-imagines it, and embodies it in shows that are as much about the here-and-now as they are about where we came from.
It is going to be pride of place for Young Jean Lees Lear during its three-week, world premier run in January. Lear was commissioned by Soho Rep, and theyve selected her new piece as their new seasons opening knell.