Please stay tuned for updates on a project awarded this year’s Bindlestiff First of May Award grant!
CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS--a journey inward, outward, upward, onward
derived from the mystic poet Attar’s beloved parable of spiritual transformation--or liberation philosophy. The birds of the world set out in search of a king; what they find is something much better than they expected.
written and directed by Maia Ramnath featuring choreography by all the cast
THE UNFOLDING SKY—created and directed by Scott Combs and Wendy Louie
In a mental hospital in Dresden, Germany at the turn of the 20th century, Daniel Paul Schreber wrote a memoir of what he described as divine visions--people momentarily inhabited by errant souls, and birds speaking to him from god. A former judge, Schreber wrote of his treatment to appeal the institutionalization of people against their will.
CROSS-POLLINATIONS— a two-week double bill at Theater for the New City:
A multi-course banquet of circus theater cooked up by the artists of
Constellation Moving Company (THE UNFOLDING SKY)
Hybrid Movement Company (KROMATIK)
Eckszooberante (NEWSPAPER NINJA AND FRIENDS)
plus new work by Kelsey Strauch and Medea
[photo gallery coming soon]
Performed by Marcus Anthony, Scott Combs, Kira Fath, Zoob Fernandez, Cameron Finley, Summer Lacey, Wendy Louie, Medea, Benn Mendoza, Maia Ramnath, Kelsey Strauch, Françoise Voranger; Made Possible by the lighting talents of Brendan Burke and the sounding talents of Daisy Press
A journey through a shadowed landscape. A ritual for finding light in the darkness. A walking meditation as night comes on. A collective refusal to give up or give in. An exploration in aerial, dance and film.
Presented through the Artist in Residency program at The Muse, October 6-7, 2018
Choreography, text and video by Maia Ramnath with additional movement by the cast
Performed by Scott Combs, Wendy Louie, Medea, Leah Newcomb, Krista Perks, Mariana Plick, Maia Ramnath, Sarah Wollschlager
Photos: You Bin
with poet Susan Brennan and designer / video artist Crystal Thompson
October 19-22, 2017
Theater for the New City, Artistic Director Crystal Field
We produce every play on the assumption that it will still be unfinished when it appears on the stage. We do this consciously because we realize that the crucial revision of a production is that which is made by the spectator.