The critically acclaimed performance collective New York Neo-Futurists, creators of the long-running phenomenon Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, are proud to present the world premiere of ON THE FUTURE, an evening of six 10-minute plays by Meg Bashwiner (Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind), Christopher Loar (The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill), Eevin Hartsough (You Are In An Open Field), Adam Smith (You Are In An Open Field), Ricardo Gamboa ((un)afraid), Joey Rizzolo (Locker 4173B), and Daniel McCoy ((un)afraid). Directed by founding NY Neo member Rob Neill ((un)afraid), ON THE FUTURE begins performances on Thursday, October 4 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 20. Press Opening is Monday, October 8 at 8 PM. Performances take place at The Red Room (85 East 4th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues/ Bowery). The performance schedule is Monday at 8 PM; Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, with an added performance on Wednesday, October 17 at 8 PM. The regular ticket price is $18 ($14 for students with a valid student ID). For tickets or more information, call OvationTix on 1-866-811-4111 or visit www.nynf.org.
The NY Neos are foretelling the future! What does it hold? Featuring six fun and funky 10-minute plays written and performed by the New York Neo-Futurists, the subject of our personal and collective futures are on display– from 10 minutes from now to 10 billion years. Taking the forms of a survivalist drill, a shadow puppet show, a science lecture drag show, a tarot card reading, personal future memories, and multi-media mind warping, step into their time machine and explore all the possibilities.
The cast features Meg Bashwiner, Christopher Loar, Adam Smith, Ricardo Gamboa, and Daniel McCoy.
The New York Neo-Futurists are a collective of writer/performer/directors who create theater that is a fusion of sport, poetry and living newspaper, through non-illusory, interactive performance that conveys their experiences and ideas as directly and honestly as possible. As a group they are dedicated to strengthening the bond between performer and audience, feeling the more sincere and genuine they can be on stage, the greater the audience's identification with the unadorned people and issues before them.
Practicing a form of non-illusory theater in order to present their lives as directly as possible, all of the Neo-Futurists' plays are set on the stage in front of the audience. All of their characters are themselves. All of their stories really happened. All of their tasks are actually challenges. The Neo-Futurists do not aim to "suspend the audience's disbelief," but to create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.