Among the theater-related highlights is Radiohole's Anger/Nation (September 11-27), the Brooklyn-based collective's exploration of the contradictory puritanical and hedonistic underpinnings of the American psyche, which collides the psychedelic aesthetic of occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger with the histrionic escapades of 19th-century temperance crusader Carrie A. Nation. The performance is created and performed by Radiohole members Eric Dyer, Scott Halvorsen Gillette, and Maggie Hoffman in collaboration with Iver Findlay. It will also feature video designed by Findlay, So Yong Kim, and Radiohole.
Ann Liv Young's The Bagwell (October 2-4) is a theatrical solo based on the life and loves of George Washington. Dexter Sinister's True Mirror Microfiche (November 25) is an evening of readings and performances in the form of a projected microfiche lecture.
Less the Band, a Brooklyn-based ensemble of actors, writers, and musicians that includes Robert Beitzel, Michael Chernus, Adam Rapp, Ray Rizzo and Paul Sparks, will premiere Astroland (December 10-13), a collaboration with artist and graphic novelist Danica Novgorodoff, lighting designer Ben Stanton, the Moose Lamp sound team, and filmmaker Graham Waterston. Part rock opera, part post-modern fable, Astroland combines live music with video animations and filmed interviews to tell the story of Steve and Molly who board a train for Coney Island to face down the apocalypse.For more information, visit www.thekitchen.org.