AGE LESS

Genre: Solo Performance
written, directed and performed by Beth Kurkjian

After performing in and directing in numerous Ontological-Hysteric Theatre Series, Beth
Kurkjian is graduating to perform her own full-length solo work on the stage of the Ontological
Theater. Age Less, a 45-minute solo, journeys into the mysterious cultural scripts that
females combat and assume during their life cycle: get ready for catwalks, girl scout songs,
beach vacations, and bridesmaid dramas, with a dash of osteoporosis. Kurkjian meshes
theatrical vignettes together to create a non-chronological life cycle of a female: from
weddings, to summer camp, to retirement, and so on. This dance theater solo includes
rigorous and pedestrian movement as well as found text and text written by Kurkjian. Pushing
the limits of form and function, Kurkjian crocheted all costume and set elements. Props come
from Kurkjian's home environment to the stage: for both the vignettes and the design
elements, Kurkjian mixes fictional and biographical material.

with an Opening Number, Glimpse, By Leigh Garrett
About the Company: Ontological-Hysteric Theater

In 2005, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater thoroughly revamped and updated its programs for emerging artists by starting the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator. The Incubator is programming which guides artists from workshop phases to fully realized productions. The Incubator houses artists, who follow in the compositional theater footsteps of Richard Foreman, but have their own unique visions and aesthetic strategies for tracing out the Ontological-Hysteric Theater's aim of unsettling perception and disorienting understanding. The Incubator programming provides these artists with aesthetic and practical mentorship and support on their way towards self-sustaining and more rigorous productions. Ontological-Hysteric Incubator is long-term development and process oriented programming for emerging artists. Ideally artists begin in one of its work-in-progress programs and grow towards fully realized and self-produced performances beyond the Incubator.

Open:   07/12/05
Close:   07/17/05

Schedule:
Tuesday-Sunday at 8pm
Theater:   Ontological Theater at St. Marks
Address:   131 East 10th Street (at 2nd Ave)
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00 or Call: at 212-533-4650
Company: Ontological-Hysteric Theater         Official Web Site: www.ontological.com