An original work of physical theater combining free-form text, multi-scale physical scores, and game structures, Right After's plot is centered around the radical life and work of sculptor Eva Hesse. Drawing from her extraordinary body of work, unusual materials, and journal writings, the piece will take audiences on a chaotic ride through The Chocolate Factory's many spaces. The ensemble of three performers will play a range of roles, including Hesse and the critic who conducted Hesse's final interview just months before her untimely death.
Right After's movement style is inspired by choreographer Trisha Brown's 'wall-walking' performances of the 1970's (such as "Man Walking Down the Side of a Building," which turned a building on Wooster Street into a dance floor) and the urban sports of Parkour and Free Running. The Chocolate Factory will be used as a two-tiered obstacle course, to be run during the piece, with the theatre's downstairs space also housing a pre-show installation of clothing and sculptural materials that will later be used as costumes and design elements. Right After is a playful, athletic exploration of Hesse's artistic achievement that toys with the boundary between order and chaos, tracing the themes of "art memory game," a phrase from a page of her journals. Right After is conceived and directed by Judith M. Smith and features performances by Meghan Finn, Alexa Kryzaniwsky, and Jessica Pagan.
Appropriate for all ages.