Restless Productions, an OBIE and Bessie Award-winning theater company led by the director Mallory Catlett, presents the second installment of their multimedia-infused trilogy based on William Burroughs’ cult sci-fi NOVA series. The work uses the Burroughsian cut-up technique to create a unique blend of literature, live music, theatre, and technology. Developed by an all-star team of performers and designers, it is performed by actor Jim Findlay and sound artist G Lucas Crane. DECODER: Ticket That Exploded features noisey image meals and kaleidoscopic dreamscapes made from internet debris by video designer Keith Skretch, with interaction design by Ryan Holsopple.
The presentation is a part of a month-long company residency at Pioneer Works and will be accompanied by workshops lead by Crane and writer and Burroughs scholar Alex Wermer-Colan who devised dramaturgy for the piece.
About the Company: Restless Productions NYC
Restless Productions NYC is an OBIE and Bessie Award-winning production company that excavates the theatrical and literary record to engage the past in a dialogue about its life in the present. The dismantling and repurposing of stories that have already been told is a practice in transformation, an attempt to create openings, to find away, out, and forward. Lead by creator/director Mallory Catlett, the company’s past work includes site-specific reconstructions of Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Rii and a remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, called This Was The End and Archive, an installation based on that performance. The company has received financial, commissioning and residency support from The Watermill Center, Chocolate Factory, Gibney Dance, Theatre Conspiracy, Stony Brook University, CultureHub, Playwrights Theatre Center, the Collapsable Hole, Mount Tremper Arts, Nancy Quinn, Creative Opportunity Fund, MacDowell Colony, Performing Garage, Baryshnikov Arts, LMCC, Mabou Mines/SUITE, Jerome Foundation, Yaddo, NYSCA, piece by piece productions. DECODER is part of a larger project called M/F FUTURE, a diptych of pieces inspired by the novels of Burroughs and Doris Lessing (Dead Time of Plenty) about the perils gender and the prophetic imagination, which is a Creative Capital project. Restless is also working on a new opera, based on a Janet Frame novel called Rainbird, co-produced with Experiments in Opera for 2021, that will be in residence at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in the Fall of 2020.
One night only:
Theater: Pioneer Works
Address: 159 Pioneer St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Eventbrite at 718.596.3001