Genre: Comedy, Drama, Dance
Written by the Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative, Directed by Jonathan David Martin, Choreographed by Zoey Martinson

Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative presents POINT OF DEPARTURE Directed by Jonathan David Martin (Lincoln Center Theater’s WARHORSE), assistant directed by Katie Meister (Shakespeare in the Park's ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL), and originally conceived with Zoey Martinson (Shakespeare in the Park’s ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL) and MacKenzie Meehan (Classic Stage Company’s DOUBLE FALSEHOOD) as the highly –anticipated inaugural production of this Brooklyn-based theater company. Performances begin Friday, September 16 and play through September 25, two weekends only, at Theater For The New City (155 1st Ave, New York, NY).

POINT OF DEPARTURE follows a series of extreme characters through the absurd landscape of a post 9/11 airport terminal. Hidden baggage fees and security pat-downs merely scratch the surface of the obstacles each passenger has to overcome, finally to depart to their chosen destination.

This highly physical, multimedia production mines the dark humor of today’s airport experience. POINT OF DEPARTURE peeks into the wonder and frustrations of taking flight, as the audience is taken on a joyride of high-energy choreography, stimulating projections, and broad physical comedy.

POINT OF DEPARTURE features Johnson Chong*, Zoey Martinson*, MacKenzie Meehan*, Adam McNulty, and Court Wing. Has sets by Chris Morris with assistant David Meyer, costumes by Tilly Grimes, lighting by Gertjan Houben, video design by Katy Scoggin, and sound by Kortney Barber.

Tickets are $18 Adult and $15 Student/Senior with group discounts available, and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/190545. For additional information on reservations and accommodations please email Smokemirrors.co@gmail.com.

Major funding for POINT OF DEPARTURE is provided through The Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors Equity.       Equity Approved Showcase


About the Company: Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative

Established in 2010, Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative blurs the lines of writer, director, and actor to create theater as a collaborative group of artists. As a globally focused company that speaks locally, Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative strives to reshape the landscape of theatre by combining socially relevant themes with a child-like sense of curiosity. Each project seeks to familiarize the unknown and to de-familiarize the known. Past collaborations have included the workshop presentation of SKYPE DUET (A Co-Production with Per Aspera Productions, Berlin Germany). http://www.smokemirrors.org

Open:   09/16/11
Close:   09/25/11

9/16 8PM
9/17 8PM
9/18 7PM
9/21 8PM
9/22 8PM
9/23 8PM
9/24 8PM
9/25 3PM
Theater:   Theatre for a New City
Address:   155 1st Avenue
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Company: Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative         Official Web Site: www.smokemirrors.org