Works In Progress / Isolated Acts

PRESENTED WITH Red Eye Collective

Designs by Søren: Lighting Designer

Presented as part of Red Eye Theater’s New Works For Four Weeks Festival.

Works-In-Progress opens Red Eye’s 2017 New Works 4 Weeks festival. For six months each featured artist has been given full access to the theater, technical support, as well as feedback from their artistic peers as they develop their pieces. The process culminates in four public performances; a high-energy, eclectic evening of theater featuring a 15-minute excerpt from each of the four selected projects.

You Know We’re Related to Debbie Reynolds – Heather Bunch
Inspired by family lore, this piece follows the story of orphaned women who grew up together in a boarding house off the Cotton Belt Railway in North Texas two generations ago.

Lilith – House of Hello (Christina Collins and Joshua Anderson)
A new experimental song cycle about the apocryphal figure of Lilith, recasting her from a bat-winged monster and destroyer of men into a complex, nuanced, and ultimately self-determining figure unfairly maligned by centuries of patriarchal storytelling.

Ham Fist Directive – Eric Larson
Mistaking sequence for cause and effect, this serio-comic exploration harnesses inappropriate judgments. It asks: How do we recognize recognition, and what do we do with it? Can we watch our impulses, and should we narrate them?

Of A Landscape – Anat Shinar
A dance that explores the mutability of a boundary as it is disrupted by bodies in motion, finding the distance between concrete space and abstract place, and between the natural expanse and its historical narrative.

The Love Party: REVIVAL – Chantal Pavageaux

Ten years ago at Red Eye The Love Party began as a nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial fellowship of people working with a group of principles that enable them to better relate to themselves, change, and the world. There’s no time like the apocalyptic present for a REVIVAL with karaoke, glitter, partial nudity, and live animals.
*Join the Love Party. All are welcome.*

FEET ON THE GROUND –  Laryssa Husiak

In this new work, playwright and performing artist Laryssa Husiak listens to voices of past pioneers and protesters to help illuminate this current moment. Like much of her work, Feet on the Groundweaves memoir, history and fantasy, to create unabashedly emotional characters living in heightened realities. Husiak’s plays and solo performances focus on the formation of identity, family and intergenerational relationships from a queer point of view. At this moment of political upheaval, Feet on the Ground is a theatrical exploration of resistance, liberation and the tension between them.

isthmus ellipsis Sam Johnson

isthmus ellipsis is a dance. It might be a love letter to dance. Subject and object. Explicating and creating ourselves. isthmus ellipsis is two bodies in space, on stage. Two bodies made up of so many. Note structure. Note bodies. Note dissolution. Dance as movement. Technique as habit. Note. Note. Note. An acknowledgement of history and a question about knowing. A duet.