LEAVES OF GRASS (www.leavesunbound.com), Walt Whitman’s collection of poems takes on new life through a naked, dance-inspired adaptation. The production, which highlights the poet’s text by projecting on the unclothed forms, features a diverse cast of over 20 performers rhythmically chanting Whitman’s most groundbreaking poems including “Song of Myself,” "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking."
Written by Walt Whitman – Among one of the most influential American poets, Whitman is often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection “Leaves of Grass” which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
Conceived and Directed by Jeremy Bloom – Directing and assistant directing credits include Metropolitan Opera, The Flea, NY Fringe, NYU Grad, The Tank, The Access Gallery, Midtown Festival (award winner), and Planet Connections. Bloom is an alum of Northwestern's Performance Studies program and Resident Artist at the cell.
Produced by the cell – Since its inception in 2006, the cell (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Director; Kira Simring, Artistic Director) has been, and continues to be, an incubator for creative projects. Through its strong commitment to cultivate undiscovered artists, the cell has created residencies for diverse groups including the Tandem Reading Series, Center for Contemporary Opera and The Blackboard Reading Series.
Friday & Saturday (August 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29) – 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Sunday, Monday & Thursday (August 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27) – 8:00pm
Theater: Cell Theatre
Address: 338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Cost:Tickets are $20.00 ($15 Student/Senior discount)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1.800.838.3006