You Will Never Read This by Caroline Prugh at The Tank
August 20, 2017
What makes a person worth remembering? You will not read the name Clara Immerwahr in a history book--except as a footnote to her husband, Nobel Prize winning chemist Fritz Haber. But Clara was a pioneering scientist in her own right. YOU WILL NEVER READ THIS traces her uneasy journey from the lab to the home; and from partnership with her husband to opposition to his work as the father of chemical warfare.
Featuring Sammy Tunis and Laura Ramadei
Lighting Design: Kate McGee
Sound Design: Emma Wilk
Set Design: Carolyn Mraz
This show is being produced as part of The Tank's annual LadyFest 2017!
Doom•oc•ra•cy (dü-ˈmä-krə-sē), n.
1. A form of government in which the supreme power is vested in a tyrant by a terrified general electorate. 2. The esoteric arithmetic that makes the electoral process malleable. 3. A corporate coup d’état in slow motion. 4. Permanent global war waged in the name of freedom. 5. A house of political horrors at the Brooklyn Army Terminal from October 7 to November 6.
Exchanging political fights for political frights, Creative Time and Pedro Reyes will take over the Brooklyn Army Terminal this October in an exciting new collaboration. Doomocracy, a major new immersive installation by Reyes, will mark the confluence of two events haunting the American cultural imagination: Halloween and the presidential election.
How much surveillance are we willing to accept? How much pollution? How much corporate malfeasance? Provoking what Reyes calls “political catharsis,” this immersive artwork will distill the horrors of our political landscape into the form of a haunted house, inviting us to navigate a maze of near apocalyptic torments, from climate change to pandemic gun violence to GMOs. Visitors to Doomocracy will work their way through a labyrinth of rooms, exploring the depth and breadth of American political anxieties.
Opening to the public Oct. 7, running through Halloween, and concluding just days before November’s election, Doomocracy will occupy a vital moment in US history, offering the perfect platform and location to create real dialogue around the contemporary state of global and US politics. Doomocracy is curated by Nato Thompson and directed by Meghan Finn, and is free and open to the public, although tickets are limited and must be reserved in advance. Tickets will go live in mid-September, but early bird tickets are available now by supporting the project’s Kickstarter campaign here.
Nothin's Gonna Change My World
For two weekends July 8-10 and July 15-17, 2016, the floating theatre on Red Hook’s historic Waterfront Museum barge will present an episodic play, Nothin’s Gonna Change My World, about the search for that mythological place called home.
Written and Directed by Brooklyn-based Mia Rovegno, Nothin’s Gonna Change My World is a play told via a series of stories inspired by NPR reports, anonymous letters, living blogs, and the Occupy Movement. Mia’s recent production of The Way They Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was designated one of The New Yorker’s Favorite Cultural Moments of 2015. The performance features original music by Alaina Ferris & Matt Schlatter.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 at http://ngcmw.brownpapertickets.com/
The show plays Friday through Sunday, July 8-17 at 7:30pm aboard the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn, New York.
Two people try to imagine their way out of impossible circumstances in FUTURITY – an avant-Americana musical by indie band The Lisps.
Julian is a Civil War soldier dreaming of a technological utopia. Ada is a mathematical genius thousands of miles away. Together, they’re going to invent a machine to end one of the darkest periods in our history. An electrifying concert-story featuring an army of thirteen musicians.
Featuring: César Alvarez, Andrew R. Butler, Fred Epstein, Eric Farber, Eamon Goodman, Karen Evans Kandel, Kristine Haruna Lee, Mia Pixley, Jessie Shelton, Kamala Sankaram, Darius Smith, Storm Thomas, and Sammy Tunis.
Choreography: David Neumann; Set Design: Emily Orling and Matt Saunders; Percussion and Contraption Design: Eric Farber; Lighting Design: Yi Zhao; Costume Design: Emily Orling; Sound Design: Matt Tierney; Props: Noah Mease; Fight Choreography: J. David Brimmer; Music Direction: César Alvarez; Dramaturg: Jackie Sibblies Drury; Story Development and Additional Text: Molly Rice; Production Stage Manager: Terri K. Kohler; Casting: Doulin + Sharky; Illustration: Adam Hayes; Graphics: Studio Usher.
All performances take place at The Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4th Street (between Avenues A and B).
Follow The Lisps here and listen to the FUTURITY concept album on SoundCloud.