HERE has announced its roster of 2016-17 season productions, including three HERE resident artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now festival (January 5-15, 2017), and HERE’s yearly Culturemart festival (March 14-26, 2017), where the theater offers a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP).
Opening the season will be Ship of Fools, a resident artist and Dream Music Puppetry Production by Jessica Scott, running from October 11-23. The interdisciplinary theater piece combines live music, puppetry, and movement to illuminate the age-old practice of pathologizing women's bodies and minds.
Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón, a Dream Music Puppetry presentation by Silencio Blanco, will follow from February 24-26, 2017. Based in part on the story "El Chiflón del Diablo" by Baldomero Lillo, the nonvocal marionette work follows a coal miner who heads for Chiflón de Diablo, the area known as one of the most dangerous places a miner can work in Chile. This presentation at HERE is part of multicity tour, with support from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
Next will be CasablancaBox, a resident artist production by Sara Farrington and Reid Farrington, running from April 5-29, 2017. The piece is described as an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the classic film Casablanca.
Dark Circus, a Dream Music Puppetry Presentation by Stereoptik, will then run from May 30-June 4, 2017. The piece is created and performed by Romain Bermond and Jean Baptiste Maillet, with Frédéric Maurin as artistic collaborator.
The Reception, a resident artist production by Sean Donovan and Sebastián Calderón Bentin, will close out the season, running from June 13-24, 2017. Drawing inspiration from Luis Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel, The Reception explores physical entrapment and the breakdown of bourgeois behavior in modern-day New York City.
For more information about the upcoming season at HERE, click here.