The undergroundzero festival

P.S. 122
150 1st Avenue (@ Corner of 9th Street), New York, NY 10003
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The undergroundzero festival is an experimental theater festival curated by Paul Bargetto and produced by East River Commedia in association with Collective:Unconscious. Now in its third year, the undergroundzero festival has given producing artists a laboratory outside the usual curatorial system where risk is encouraged and innovation can flourish. This year the undergroundzero festival will present a fascinating collection of over twenty experimental theater companies and artists at the legendary downtown performance venue Performance Space 122. PERFORMANCES She of the Voice July 7-10 @ 7:30pm Adapted by Eliza Bent from Hari Kunzru & Directed by José Zayas What's the difference between a wise fool and crazy neighbour? Magda Mandela's fellow citizens ponder this and more in an adaptation of award winning author Hari Kunzru's free-wheeling exploration of human fellowship. Tales from Bordertown (prologue) July 7-10 @ 9:30pm Presented by Wax Factory Written & performed by Eric Dean Scott, Directed & Designed by Erika Latta Let's get lost. Downtown performer Eric Dean Scott follows a trail of dreams, poetry, jazz recollection, lost roads, New Orleans and the razor's edge…past shore, past time, past place...into bordertown. AOI! July 8 & 10 @ 7pm, July 9 & 11 @ 9pm, July 12 @ 5pm Presented by The South Wing Theater Company Written by Yukio Mishima's & Directed by Kameron Steele A tale of passion that survives the grave, when nothing is left but an empty desire to possess and destroy. The Jamal Lullabies July 8 & 10 @ 9pm, July 9 & 11 @ 7pm, July 12 @ 2pm Presented by East River Commedia Written by Emily Conbere & Directed by Paul Bargetto The Jamal Lullabies is a musical tribute and lament to Jamal Slims Hall, a beloved gang member, a soft-spoken lover, and a beautiful tired out addict. Selling Splitsville July 11 & 18 @ 7:30pm, July 12 & 19 @ 5:30pm Written & performed by Nora Woolley & Christine Witmer TV shopping hosts Kath and Cheryl Marissa hawk specialty products for divorced families. Go from denial to acceptance in three easy installments of $19.99. Winter Journey July 14, 15, & 18 @ 7:30pm, July 19 @ 2:30pm Presented by Hoi Polloi Written & directed by Alec Duffy Hoi Polloi Artistic Director Alec Duffy probes his father's lifelong obsession with Schubert's late masterwork, the "Winterreise" song cycle. Evanston: A Rare Comedy July 14, 15, & 16 @ 9:30pm, July 17 @ 7:30pm Presented by Wolf 359 Written & performed by Michael Yates Crowley, Directed by Michael Rau A teenage girl disappears in deepest suburbia, and a meeting of the Evanston Women's Book Club ends in blood. PRETENÇIÓN: un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque July 15 & 19 @ 7pm, July 16, 17, & 18 @10pm Presented by Pinchbottom Burlesque Tickets are $20 Step into the world of Pinchbottom's Pretençión: un cirque de burlesque, un burlesque de cirque -- but be careful not to trip on the magic. Nick July 15 @ 9:30pm, July 16, 17, & 18 @ 7pm, July 19 @ 5pm Presented by Blessed Unrest Written by Laura Wickens & Directed by Jessica Burr Blessed Unrest, 2008 Innovative Theatre Award winner for Outstanding Play, presents an electrifying, contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Ivanov. The Misanthrope July 16 & 19 @ 7:30pm, July 17 & 18 @ 9:30pm Presented by Columbia University School of the Arts Written by Moliere & Directed by Anna Brenner An ensemble-created contemporary revisiting of Moliere's classic social comedy told with austere passion and ecstatic frustration in music, movement, and verse. Apocalypsis Cum Figuris and The Constant Prince July 21, 22, & 24 @ 7:30pm, July 22 & 23 @ 9:30pm Presented by NU Classic Theater Written by Jerzy Grotowski & Directed by Niky Wolcz NU Classic Theater presents Apocalypsis Cum Figuris and The Constant Prince, to commemorate Grotowski and his actors work; with poetry, a state of crisis, a biomechanics etude, and intense physicality. The Consequences July 22 & 25 at 7pm, July 23 & 25 @ 9pm, July 26 @ 2pm Presented by terraNOVA Collective and Pace University Book by Kyle Jarrow, Music & lyrics by Kyle Jarrow & Nathan Leigh A new indie-rock musical from Kyle Jarrow and Nathan Leigh, the team behind Love Kills (NYMF), Big Money (Williamstown Theater Festival), and the rock band Super Mirage. 3! July 22 & 24 @ 9pm, July 23 & 25 @ 7pm, July 26 @ 5pm Presented by Dangerous Ground Conceived, designed & directed by Doris Mirescu 3! is a multimedia experiment inspired by Fassbinder's 1979 film The Third Generation. Hybrid forms of performance subvert reality in an attempt to interrogate violence. We Are Being Held July 23, 25, & 26 @ 7:30pm, July 24 @ 9:30pm, July 25 @ 5:30pm Presented by Coffee Cup (a theatre co.) Written by Delaney Britt Brewer & Directed by Brad Krumholz Awakened without his memory on the subway, one man's past is conjured by two seemingly innocuous passengers who begin to unravel with him.

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http://www.collectiveunconsciousnyc.org/ugz/