we think the world is bad. we want it to be better. like you, we are often very tired and sad. we are often tempted to give up on wanting anything. our society trains us every day to believe that “it is how it is.” that this is as good as it gets.
as artists, our job is to interfere with the processes of perception and sense-making that support this complacency and this despair. for us, it’s not a matter of showing you what’s wrong with our society, as if you didn’t already know. it’s not a matter of telling you what should happen next, as if you had any good reason to listen to us. what we want to do is make spaces where we can all practice getting attuned to the impossible.
we don’t want to stage utopia. we don’t want to theater a better world into being. … Read on
We know you love Woyzeck, so we decided to take a stab at it with our new thing, Marie It’s Time. Like Büchner’s play but with more girl stuff. bc that’s what we do—
We’re gonna be showing a little sneak peak of Marie It’s Time at the Mark O’Donnell Theater in Brooklyn on September 11th and 12th at 7pm. Totally FREE, just like you are this time of year. There’ll be a curtain raiser by Jordan, and music by the guy from pollens. Jenny and Julia will be in it. sound by ben. Plus some other secret surprises.… Read on
Teen girls experiment with sex, magic and murder while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. A teen-drama riff on Racine’s Phèdre, Minor Theater’s PATHETIC invites you to get off on the sick horrors of becoming a woman.
Written and Directed: Julia Jarcho Production Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter Lighting Design: Christina Watanabe Sound Design: Ben Williams Video Design: Jennifer Seastone Producer: Ann Marie Dorr Featuring: Jordan Baum, Kim Gainer*, Kristine Haruna Lee*, Linda Mancini, Jennifer Seastone*, Ben Jalosa Williams* *Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Equity Approved Showcase.
work-in-progress showings at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Rudolf Nureyev Studio (4th Floor) Thursday, November 15 @ 11am RSVP here Friday, November 16 @ 12pm RSVP to Kim Golding
Written and Directed Julia Jarcho Design: Ásta Bennie Hostetter Sound: Ben Williams Video: Jennifer Seastone Co-Conspirator: Ann Marie Dorr Lighting consultation: Barbara Samuels
Featuring performances by: Jordan Baum * Kim Gainer * Kristine Haruna Lee * Linda Mancini * Jennifer Seastone * Ben Williams
Production support: Kelly LaManna * Hannah Birch Carl
about PATHETIC: PATHETIC is a contemporary riff on Racine’s vigorously pessimistic tragedy Phèdre. Hexameter meets Sonic tots at a high school in the desert Southwest. Teen girls experiment with sex, murder and magic while mom sinks deep into lust and self-loathing. Will Venus favor the good? Or is the goddess of Love just licking her chops for sacrifice? Pathetic will premiere at Abrons Art Center in June 2019.… Read on