IRT 3B Development Series presents American Centaur: WHEN RICHARD ORDERED THE SUN TO SET and K5
American Centaur is a theater company with the head of contemporary culture and the body of Shakespeare. Their work is new; they begin with classical texts, primarily Shakespeare, and create vigorous, interesting, wild performance that belongs to this time.
In these two adaptations, American Centaur refracts classical stories through postmodern lenses to better see, to celebrate, and to scorn these troubled and troublesome men. Drawing influence from sources ancient (poetry, physical theatre, puppetry, dance) and modern (sports movies, 8-bit gaming, installation, pop music) and a wide range of what's in between, American Centaur presents two wholly new works.
When Richard Ordered the Sun to Set, an adaptation of Richard II, is the bittersweet story of a life in decline and the creeping heartbreak of wasted potential.
K5, based on Henry V, is a raucous exploration of soaring rhetoric, team spirit and down-and-dirty balls-to-the-wallism.
Featuring company members Cory Antiel, Devin Bokaer, Alex Borinsky, Michael Bradley Cohen, Rowan Magee and Justin Perkins, When Richard Ordered the Sun to Set and K5 are presented in repertory.
All shows at IRT
154 Christopher St., #3B (3rd floor)
New York, NY
Sunday, May 15
8:00 - Richard
$5 per show, any two for $7
Also don't miss: 2 projects originally developed at IRT!
At CSV Center:
Immediate Medium: THE ASSASSINS CHASE PINOCCHIO
Final 4 performances! Closes May 14
A Multimedia Performance for Kids & Adults, by Max Dana
Based on Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio
Presented by Immediate Medium
Immediate Medium's psychedelic re-imagining of Collodi's original 1883 text is not your grandmother's Pinocchio. A mashup of original music, projections, live video compositing, masks, found objects and Italianate gibberish, The Assassins Chase Pinocchio fractures the storytelling tradition into an immersive multimedia experience for all.
Appropriate for children ages 4, 24, 34 and 104. (And those in between.)
For more info and tickets visit immediatemedium.org
At PS 122:
Reggie Watts / Tommy Smith: RADIO PLAY
Now through May 22
Modeled after radio programs of yesteryear, Radio Play gathers a group of actors, musicians and sound-effects artists to create a surreal sonic entertainment.
Written by Reggie Watts & Tommy Smith. Directed by Kip Fagan. Performed by Reggie Watts, with H.I. Bonner, Beth Hoyt, Mary Jane Gibson, Marshall York, and Jen Rondeau on the Theremin. Lights by Seth Reiser. Additional writing by Mary Jane Gibson.
For more info and tickets visit PS 122
Tucked away in the old Archive Building on Christopher St., IRT is a grassroots theater development laboratory providing space, support and community to independent artists. Through its 3B Development Series, IRT offers radically affordable space residencies enabling artists to experiment, take risks and test drive new work before adventurous audiences and fellow creators. The 3B Series opens up a rare middle ground in New York's theater ecology between readings and full productions, creating a supportive environment for full-bodied exploration and iterative development. Kori Rushton and Ben Vershbow, curators.
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