STRANGERS stars Joey Williamson, Jen Taher, Kim Gainer, and Franny Silverman, Daniel Popa, Brad Love, and Peter Stone with original music by Anthony Gabriele; choreography by Pavel Zustiak (Palissimo), video by Miklos Buk (Untitled Mars by Jay Scheib), lighting and set design by Ben Kato (Chautauqua! with National Theater of the United States of America) and costumes by Sydney Maresca (The Debate Society's Cape Disappointment).
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
The Young War - four theorists explore the mysteries of the "escort" and "woo", examining the humiliating battle between "having" a sex and "doing the sex thing. The result is the violent, retrospective misgiving of a spend and dried-up rubber
Sandwich - a surreal cabaret, which leaks blood and uses bread to soak it up. With a cast of characters moving on all fours, holdign a shiny knife in one paw while washing the other of the evidence - this show will make you laugh while forcing you to smell the burning flesh surrounding your soul
challenges the boundaries of performance. See the final work-in-progress presentations in the Ontological Theater this May.
Friday, May 6th at 7pm
Saturday, May 7th at 9m
Sunday, May 8th at 7pm
"The Fourth World (suspendida)" Multi-media live installation: a woman packs her memories of war and hardships and immigrates to America.
"Last Year, The Universe...It Came To Me In A Dream" Isolated in one of Temporary Distortion's signature box structures, a man and woman explore the memories of an unrequited love through blank stares, static dialogue, stillness and songs.
Friday, May 6th at 9pm
Saturday, May 7th at 7pm
Sunday, May 8th at 9pm
"Days of Play" This is what happens when duck-duck-goose grows up and goes digital.
Temple Crocker & Annie Kunjappy
"veils/vestiges: the aesthetics of hidden things" Explores the metaphor of the body as a holding house, a complex and mysterious dwelling place that contains not only our expanding lungs and beating hearts, but the nuances of our dream life and the remembrances of our past.
"That's not how Mahler died" Investigator Mike Sharpie falls prey to Alma Mahler's illicit darkening in a radio transmission event.