In March, Truant Arts created five troupes, each with actors, a director and a playwright. Each troupe was given four words and two hours. The directors guided the actors, the playwrights brainstormed with their directors, and the actors got to just play. Then, the playwrights wrote plays built on that day's foundation.
After open readings, audience feedback, and more collaboration amongst the troupes, we are thrilled to present the five new plays that make up Chaos Under Construction, as well as six new poster designs by New York City visual artists.
Babydada by Katie Fabel; directed by David Platt.
with Shawn Ack, Ariana Fekett, Natalya Krimgold, and Mateo Prendergast.
Poster art by Rachel Blithe
Black Triangle by Lavinia Roberts; directed by Julia Goldstein.
with Jessica Appel, Turquoise Olezene, and Marjorie Swartz.
Poster art by Laura Murdoch
Teeth by Jonathan Alexandratos; directed by Frank-Thomas Grogan.
with Casey Bessette, Peter Guarraci, Sarah Hammer, and Mary McCarthy.
Poster art by Robin Mørk
Yes, and! by Kristen Felicetti; directed by Omar Perez.
with Brandon Ferraro, Clinton Powell, Yarden Shoval, and Ja-Ron Young.
Poster art by Brandon Ferraro
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions by R. Arson Teague; directed by Amy Surratt.
with Cassandra Andrus, Christopher Lazariuk, Kat Norcutt, Shay Roman, Rachael Solomon, Sarah Schoofs, and Alex Tatarsky.
Poster art by Kristy Caldwell
Chaos Under Construction poster art by Michael Linton Simpson
Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYC. (At the corner of Broadway and White Street, two blocks south of Canal Street)
Mass Transit: A short walk from the Canal Street stops on the A, C, E, J, N, Q, R and 6.
The theater is handicap accessible.
Babydada, Black Triangle, Teeth, Yes, and!
Previews September 19, 20, 21, 22 at 8pm; September 22 at 2pm
Runs October 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12 at 8pm; October 13 at 2pm
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions
Previews September 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm; September 29 at 2pm
Runs October 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13 at 8pm; October 6 at 2pm
DISCOUNT TICKET REQUESTS: Discount tickets available for groups of eight or more, and for those wishing to see both nights of Chaos Under Construction. Please email TruantArts@gmail.com with your name, the number of tickets, and the night(s) you'd like to attend.
Truant Arts, a collaborative theater company, was founded in 2011 by Jamie Rosler and Bob Teague, to facilitate the creation of new works for the stage.
Jamie and Bob met as members of Left Hip Productions, a company that produced 48-hour play festivals, bringing playwrights, directors and actors together to improvise and create 10-minute plays. Keeping the collaborative aspect, and the potential for artistic boundary breaking, but expanding the length of the development process, Truant Arts aims to produce substantial, meaningful work that reaches a wider audience.
Theater: Access Theater
Address: 380 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006