Genre: Drama

Everything is somewhere. Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set. Intimate in scale, this wistful one-man show combines puppets, objects, sound, and original music, in a visual exploration of loss and discovery.

In a tower filled with life's debris, a collection of characters move through an ever-changing apparatus with their shared emotional journey driving the mechanical process forward. Digging through layers of the everyday and the fantastical, the piece examines what is found when all has been lost.

The Curious Case of Phineas Gage is part of Flint & Tinder, a new curated theater series. Save money and buy a ticket bundle: http://flintandtinder.brownpapertickets.com

About Kyle Loven
Kyle Loven is currently a Seattle-based artist. His image-driven work combines puppetry, projections, objects, and other art forms with live actors. His original work has been seen in Amsterdam, Taipei, New York, Minneapolis, Portland, Orlando, and Seattle. In addition to his original creations, Kyle has worked most extensively with Michael Sommers and Susan Haas' Open Eye Figure Theatre but has also performed with Theatre de la Jeune Lune and The Children's Theatre Company. Kyle is the recipient of grants from the Jim Henson Foundation and numerous Seattle arts organizations. www.kyleloven.com

About the series
Flint & Tinder is a curated series of exciting new independent theater presented by The Tank in the heart of Manhattan's theater district. The series showcases ferociously imaginative emerging artists making work that spans (and often flagrantly combines) physical theater, puppetry, dance, clowning, and more. They are storytellers, relentless risk-takers, and theatrical alchemists shaping the future of the medium.

Now in its second season, this year's Flint & Tinder (formerly Theater at The Tank) will feature performances from across the country and around the world: returning artists Kyle Loven (My Dear Lewis in 2010) and Split Knuckle Theatre (Endurance in 2010), as well as St. Ann's Puppet Lab artist Marta MacRostie, renowned clown performer Summer Shapiro, and the bouffant clown company La Piarra from Mexico City. Flint & Tinder is curated by Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin of Sinking Ship Productions. Maggie Baker is the series coordinator. For more information visit http://flintandtinder.thetanknyc.org


Open:   01/18/13
Close:   02/03/13

01/18/13- 7:00:00
01/19/13- 7:00:00
01/25/13- 7:00:00
01/26/13- 7:00:00
01/27/13- 7:00:00
02/01/13- 7:00:00
02/02/13- 7:00:00
02/03/13- 3:00:00
02/03/13- 7:00:00
Theater:   The Tank
Address:   354 West 45th street
New York, NY 10036
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The Tank is located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). To get to The Tank by subway: Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.

Cost:$0, $15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006