Nightmare: Superstitions to Bow at Noho Event Center in September
The piece will take audiences into a surreal version of The Bloomingdale Lunatic Asylum, one of America's first psychiatric hospitals, now defunct. Theatergoers will be made to feel that they are visiting the schizophrenic/manic-depressive wing that specializes in extreme paranoia, where patients have voluntarily admitted themselves seeking protection from the danger they perceive is awaiting them because they broke a superstition.
The creative team will include Paul Smithyman (production design) and Justin Haskell (art direction), as well as Garin Marshall (lighting design), David Roy (sound design), Candice Thompson (costume design), and Sylva Ventiko (additional design).
Special room concepts will be provided by playwright Eric Sander, performer Ariella Goldstein, and one longstanding attendee of the events, Bobby Ferrara.