Todays Date: 11/26/22
Last Update: 09/18/07 07:22:26 PM
Address: 123 4th Avenue
New York, NY   

Location: 2nd Floor

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

This Could Be Us  | Open: 10/12/07 Close: 10/13/07
Cassie Terman and Heather Harpham, improvisational performers and senior teachers of Action Theater (and joined on Saturday night by Butoh star Shinichi Iova-Koga), rouse a dreamlike and immediate world out of thin air. Combining the physicality of dancers and the narrative power of writers, Terman and Harpham create their work together spontaneously, allowing scenes and situations to develop into vividly embodied vignettes. Each night will be a new and entirely unique piece of theater, crafted in the moment.

Cassie and Heather have been performing for, or with, one another since the age of 10, most recently performing in Company So No Go's Art of Memory, presented by Ontological Hysterical Theater's INCUBATOR FESTIVAL at St. MarkÕs Church. The New York Times called their performance Òbewitching...great fun!Ó and OffOffOnline described the work as Òdisarmingly entertaining...athletic, compact, and often hypnotic.Ó

The Trial  | Open: 02/09/07 Close: 03/03/07
The Trial tells of Joseph K., the chief executive officer of a large bank who is awakened one morning to find that he has been placed under arrest for a crime of which he is ignorant. His arrest sets in motion a series of encounters with a corrupt and absurd legal system, its officials and associates, as Joseph K. struggles to defend his innocence
The Kimono Loosened  | Open: 02/24/06 Close: 03/12/06
A solo work
Hanjo Redux  | Open: 02/03/06 Close: 02/12/06
A forlorn performer, Aura, locks herself in a room and decides to abandon life as she awaits her true love's return. A woman named Hannes becomes smitten with Aura and convinces the romantic to go away with her, but secretly contrives to prevent Aura from ever reuniting with her lover!

HANJO REDUX demonstrates how tortuous life can be when we no longer have the power to perceive or to express love, and yet have the insatiable desire to possess it. Directed by Kameron Steele, HANJO REDUX is an experimental work in Spanish and English, translated from Japanese and radically adapted by The South Wing, an international theatre company comprised of artists from Mexico, the USA, Argentina and Belgium.

Deathwatch and The Maids  | Open: 10/28/05 Close: 11/20/05
The all-male Egress Company presents two works by Jean Genet in rotating repertory.

The Maids follows two sisters through their grotesque and ritualistic impersonations of their employer and subsequent designs to destroy her.

Deathwatch explores the hierarchy of crime underlying the twisted relationships between three prison convicts. In their feverish competition to outdo one another, two inmates will stop at nothing, even murder, to win the admiration of the highest-ranking criminal in the cell.

New Dance Works  | Open: 06/03/05 Close: 06/04/05
International dance maven Celine Bacque, fresh from recent extended residences in multi-disciplinary culture-blending in South Korea and the Democratic Republic of Congo, returns to New York to premiere a new solo work that burrows inward rather than out, coaxing us down a rabbit hole of half-forgotten family memories in search of a key. Sharing the program are Action Theatre guru Cassie Terman & Friends and a new duet by Rosario Ordonez Fuentes & Aya Shibahara.

EYE'S TRAVEL (an homage to my Grand-Mother)
Choreographed & Performed byCeline Bacque

This solo is not a new story but more a sharing of introspection through memory, travel, distance and emotion. A small light, more lights, an egg?, a birth?, movements, a road , a long road...but it is not ending yet as still questions are then what could I tell you? Dance is a transmission, a message, a key.

Action Theatre Improv
Created & Performed by
Cassie Terman and Friends

Terman and her companions play in a highly physical realm that includes sound and language to explore an often surreal and dreamlike, yet utterly immediate world together. Comic dilemma, the pathos of human frailty, passionate engagement and associative narratives are woven into a cohesive, wild, delicate, and unpredictable whole. Performances reveal human experiences that are archetypal and modern, intricate while steeped in simplicity.

Choreography and Performance by
Rosario Ordonez Fuentes & Aya Shibahara