|That Time, And The Time Before That, And
| Open: 09/30/11 Close: 10/01/11
Things do not ‘just happen.’ Time does not just pass. “that time, and the time before that, and” intertwines independent stories of time travelers who eventually meet one another at the end of time. Someone wants to remember. Someone wants to forget. A series of relativistic twists and turns and a couple of time machines later, they find themselves in a new landscape of time.
The project explores the beautiful paradoxes of memory, identity, regret and time travel time through puppetry, dance, text, and image.
“Videt and her company reimagine the elements of the avant garde
in their own, exciting terms—and with flashes of humor.”
-Heather Violanti, TheaterOnline
“that time, and the time before that, and” features Ava Eisenson*, Arlo Hill*, Ricky Kuperman, Rory Kulz, Tatiana Pavela, and Josh Odsess-Rubin*, Aya Tucker, and Adam Zivkovicwith direction by Calla Videt. The piece is written by B. Walker Sampson, James Morris, and Calla Videt. Assistant directed by Matt Stone with Choreography by Ricky and Jeff Kuperman. Stage Managed by Alexander LaFrance with Lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins, Video by Trevor Martin, Puppet Design by Melissa Goldman. Produced by Allison Kline, Megan O'Keefe, Lauren Rayner, Trevor Martin, and Calla Videt. “that time, and the before that, and” performs at Dixon Place at 9:30pm on Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st made possible by a grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
*These actors appear courtesy of the Actors' Equity Association.
"Calla Videt (director and co-writer) and B. Walker Sampson (co-writer) mark themselves
as artists to keep an eye on with inventive, lively, and intelligent physical theatre"
-Martin Denton, Editor NYtheatre.com
Calla Videt (Director/Co-Writer)most recently wrote and directed an original work Hold Music, which was presented at the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage festival at the Living Theatre. In 2010, Calla premiered two original works—One Arm and a Leg and The Untitled Project—at HERE, Theater for the New City, and the Gene Frankel Theater. She also directed The Citizens Band’s The Past is A Foreign Country. In 2009, she worked on Complicite's West End production of Endgame. She holds a BA in physics and theater from Harvard University. Her final directorial project and senior thesis—The Space Between—premiered on the mainstage of the American Repertory Theater in April of 2009 and told the story of the making of the atomic bomb through the lens of the Orpheus myth. Calla has also directed productions of Moira Buffini’s Dinner, Complicite’s The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol, Sarah Kane’s Blasted (Assistant Director), Martin McDonaugh's The Pillowman (Assistant Director), and Complicite’s Mnemonic. She is the recipient of Harvard’s Louis Sudler Prize for the Arts and an Artistic Development Fellowship, and is a member of Nylon Fusion Writer's Collective, New Perspective Theatre’s Women’s Work Lab, and the Lincoln Center Director's Lab.
Running time = 60 minutes with no intermission
About the Company: Sightline
SIGHTLINE (theatre company) has presented work at Culture Project, the Living Theatre, HERE, Theater for the New City, and the Gene Frankel Theater. We are a company of collaborators, and the thread that connects all of our projects is our emphasis on developing work that features the skills and talents of our ever-changing line-up of writers/actors/designers and that emphasizes the social, intellectual and aesthetic issues we find most compelling in the modern world. Encompassing all genres of performance—from installation to theater, dance, film, and cabaret—we highlight the power of the live event to illuminate and enact change in the viewer. Our work is originally-devised, science-themed, socially-minded, and celebrates opportunities for women in theater. It is explicitly self-conscious; it is socially critical. SIGHTLINE creates open space in which to tackle new ideas.. We do not have a single agenda or aesthetic, performance style or purpose; our material comes to us from many places and our voice reinvents itself from project to project.