|Exquisite Corpse Company to Extend Performances of Zoetrope 5/27-6/20|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 10:20 am EDT 05/17/21|
|Exquisite Corpse Company
to Extend NY Times Critic's Pick, Zoetrope
Leana Gardella and Starr Kirkland Photo credit: Jess Dalene
Extended Performances, LIVE in Brooklyn!
May 27-June 20
Exquisite Corpse Company (Liz Frost, Producer) will extend performances for their World Premiere of Zoetrope, written by ECC writers-in-residence Elinor T Vanderburg, Leah Barker, and Emily Krause, directed by Porcia Lewis and Tess Howsam. The production, which originally began performances on May 1st and was slated to run through May 23rd, has added additional shows May 27-June 20 with performances on Thursday and Friday at 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 8pm, 8:45pm & 9:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm. The show is being presented LIVE with socially distanced seating for a limited audience at 134 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205, Tickets ($35) are available for advance purchase at www.eventbrite.com/e/exquisite-corpse-company-presents-zoetrope-tickets-151079377485. The performance runs approximately 35 minutes, with no intermission.
Two people, a fish, a New York City apartment on top of a trailer bed, and you. Exquisite Corpse Company presents you with an interactive, immersive living diorama of 2020. Over the course of 35 minutes, the audience experiences an interactive, COVID-19 safe, live performance, and plays a role in dictating the way the story plays out. Linking moments of connection and loneliness with a surrealist twist, audience members peer inside a living room that is equal parts familiar and absurd as they experience a living room drama unlike any they've seen before.
"Imaginatively conceived and playfully executed...truly interactive in ways that larger productions cannot logistically pull off."
Maya Phillips, The New York Times (Critic's Pick)
"This fascinating thirty five minute performance is a rich and relevant slice of our times...Zoetrope demands you drop the remote, go to Brooklyn and engage." Joe Lombardi, Theater Reviews From My Seat
"Zoetrope is a shining example of the kinds of innovation that a post-Covid era of live theatre can have.... the perfect theatrical experience to welcome you back to being live and in-person." Max Berry, On Stage Blog
The rotating cast features Jules Forsberg-Lary (Tampon Rock on iHeart Radio), Leana Gardella (The Lehman Trilogy at Park Avenue Armory), Vanessa Lynah (Trouble In Mind: A Celebration of Black Playwrights with The Barrow Group), and Starr Kirkland (TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever at JACK). The creative team includes Designer Emily Addision, COVID Consultant Zachry J Bailey, Intimacy Director Daniella Caggiano, Designer Dominica Montoya, Carpenter Sean McGrath, Lighting Designer Krista Smith, Costume Designer Matsy Stinson, Interactive Device Inventor Jesse Vance, and Sound Designer Ran Xia. The production Stage Manager is Allie Marotta.
Exquisite Corpse Company (ECC) is dedicated to developing and producing new work by emerging theater artists, visual artists, and musicians, in a supportive and inclusive environment utilizing the technique of ekphrastic creation and the surrealist concept of "collective assembly." Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Tess Howsam, and other like-minded artists, the vision of ECC is to build a supportive community across artistic mediums, investigating the line between artistic boundaries, audience integration, and to create interdisciplinary work outside the frame of a traditional stage or art gallery. A company comprised of queer, women-identifying, and non-binary artists, central themes to the work reflect contemporary issues of gender, sociological, political, and ecological themes. www.exquisitecorpsecompany.com
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