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CONVERSATION: PRELUDE 2014 Curator’s Welcome Panel

Segal Theatre

Feelings/Facts This welcoming panel is an invitation into the conversations that shaped PRELUDE 2014: our version of an open door into the central themes of care, endurance/loss, honesty, and intimacy. How did we arrive on these “feeling-words,” and why are they important as organizational frameworks for contemporary performance? This conversation will establish a few central […]

CATHERINE BROOKMAN

Segal Theatre

sullivann Photo by Michael Barringer  sullivann is the music project of Catherine Brookman and features collaborator and guitarist Joe White. sullivann has performed at Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, CultureFix, Friends and Lovers, Silent Barn, JACK, Bowery Poetry Club, and more. They are currently working on their first EP. This set features music from forthcoming […]

CHLOЁ BASS

James Gallery

Resource Room This event will take place on October 8, 9, and 10. Photo Courtesy of the Artist Resource Room is a satellite program of the 2014 Prelude Festival. Using Cold War era intelligence reprogramming strategies and the tactics of remedial education, the project is an ongoing performance that slowly builds an archive. Here, Chloë […]

EVA VON SCHWEINITZ

Mina Rees Library

GH(   )STS This event will take place on October 8 and 9. Sign up at the PRELUDE 2014 Info Desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre. Groups will be admitted every 5 minutes. The walk will take approximately 30 minutes. Photo Courtesy of the Artist GH(   )STS is a 30 minute-long audio walk in a library, guided […]

JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY

Segal Theatre

Untitled (LYLAS)   Photo Courtesy of the Artist How is it possible to see so much, and feel so much, and be so bored? Untitled (LYLAS) wants to grow up to be a You-Tube period piece about the value of girlhood. About Jackie Sibblies Drury: Jackie Sibblies Drury is a playwright. Her play We Are Proud to […]

ALLISON LYMAN & MOE YOUSUF

Segal Theatre

One Month Revival Seating is extremely limited for this event. Please arrive early! Photo Courtesy of the Artists One Month Revival, created by Allison Lyman & Moe Yousuf, is a meditation on anaerobics, fucking-up, and time. Between fermentation workshop and show, this work-in-progress is composed of the bacteria, mold, and tedium collected in one month’s wait […]

ROSE & STAGS

Segal Theatre

IN THE FOG   Photo by Bailey Carr IN THE FOG is a dance/theatre piece about trying to follow the many paths of the divergent self. It follows 24 hours in the life of a drifter who lets her imagined past and future selves live parallel lives around her. It asks 'what would life look […]

ARIEL STESS

Segal Theatre

Heartbreak   Photo Courtesy of the Artist An excerpt of Heartbreak in which a man on the brink of retirement contemplates his life's work, his company, his wives, and his homes. About Ariel Stess: Ariel Stess is a Brooklyn-based playwright from Santa Fe, New Mexico. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA […]

CHRISTINA MASCIOTTI & PAUL LAZAR

Segal Theatre

Social Security   Photo by Kyle Parsons Social Security centers on June, a retired pretzel factory worker, who finds herself deaf after forty years with machines, widowed, and stranded in the urban muck of Reading, PA. She forges ahead gamely, aided by her robust will to find the good in life, and attended, for better […]

WORKSHOP: Playing Well With Others

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Playing Well With Others: A PIMA Collaboration Workshop   Chloë Bass, Jean Ann Douglass, Eva von Schweinitz & Jeff Wood Online registration is now closed. To sign up, please go to the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre. Join alumni from Brooklyn College’s interdisciplinary Performance and Interactive Media Arts program as […]

CONVERSATION: Honesty is Good, and Honesty is Bad

Elebash Recital Hall

Honesty is Good, and Honesty is Bad; or, True things are what?   This panel will explore and define artistic relationships to honesty: within a community, as a practice, and toward the definition of an aesthetic. Is honesty different than reality, and is it even possible to render through performance? Does it emerge from irony, […]

RICHARD MAXWELL & NEW YORK CITY PLAYERS

Elebash Recital Hall

The Evening Azzi is a convalescing martial artist, having been injured in a brutal match. Henry is his manager, a hype-man full of schemes. A three-piece band tunes up in the corner while the large stranger sits in silence. And Francesca, the bartender, awaits her moment to shed archetypes. The Evening is an original play […]

SARAH MAXFIELD

Elebash Lobby

Nonlinear Lineage: Over/Heard This event will take place on October 9 and 10.   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Over/Heard is an installation of stories and ephemera collected through the Nonlinear Lineage project, an effort to share a crisscrossing artistic lineage of experimental dance and performance in NYC. You are invited to look, listen, imagine, and […]

KIPPY WINSTON

Elebash Lobby

The Radish This event will take place on October 9 and 10. Photo Courtesy of the Artist Us Weekly meets The Onion In The Radish, a cheeky gossip rag devoted to downtown theatre, which gets to the "root" of downtown theatre so you don't have to. Conceived of by theatrical media mogul Kippy Winston, The Radish […]

LUCY ALIBAR

Segal Theatre

Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Sections from new work-in-progress. Stories of a man, his family, his guns, his animals, and his burn pile. About Lucy Alibar: Lucy Alibar’s work has been published in Zoetrope, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal. Work seen at National […]

WORKSHOP: Creative Producing

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Creative Producing Workshop Online registration is now closed. To sign up, please go to the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre. PLEASE NOTE: This workshop includes two separate sessions: Playwright and Producer (4pm) and Self-Producing (5pm). Let us know which sessions you’d like to attend! Artists who have experience in producing […]

EVA VON SCHWEINITZ

Mina Rees Library

GH(   )STS This event will take place on October 8 and 9. Sign up at the PRELUDE 2014 Info Desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre. Groups will be admitted every 5 minutes. The walk will take approximately 30 minutes. Photo Courtesy of the Artist  GH(   )STS is a 30 minute-long audio walk in a library, […]

CHLOЁ BASS

James Gallery

Resource Room This event will take place on October 8, 9, and 10.   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Resource Room is a satellite program of the 2014 Prelude Festival. Using Cold War era intelligence reprogramming strategies and the tactics of remedial education, the project is an ongoing performance that slowly builds an archive. Here, […]

AMELIA ROPER

Elebash Recital Hall

Limelight + Rose   Photo by Jess Holt A play about synethesia, autism, hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, super heroes and ninjas. Written by an OCD synesthete for The Rose Theater, Omaha. Stop and smell the limelight, AMPLIFY YOUR MIND, get on the spectrum and dance. About Amelia Roper: Amelia Roper is a Brooklyn playwright from […]

HARRISON DAVID RIVERS & DAVID MENDIZÁBAL

Segal Theatre

And She Would Stand Like This   Photo Courtesy of the Artist And She Would Stand Like This, uses the conventions of ‘drag’ and ‘ball culture’ to dramaturgically re-contextualize Euripides’ epic play, The Trojan Women, to tell the story of a family fighting for survival. As a modern day examination of HIV/AIDS, the play explores the complicated issues of […]

PIEHOLE

Elebash Recital Hall

Old Paper Houses   Photo Courtesy of the Artist   In New England the winter is five months long, everybody eats beans, and everything’s buried under six feet of snow. Moving from dreary 1970s New England to an 1840s transcendental utopia and beyond, this collaboratively-created play follows a group of wavering idealists searching for meaning and […]

JV SQUAD

Segal Theatre

Marathon Play   Photo Courtesy of the Artist  Marathon Play is an explorative fragment of a longer, endurance/performance project that literally places a marathon runner onstage in front of an audience, traversing 26.2 miles in a theatricalized spectacle of athleticism and perseverance. About JV Squad: Director Joshua William Gelb and choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin are interested […]

THE TRUCK PROJECT

35th Street

Obfuscation This event will take place on October 9 and 10 at 6:30pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm Sign up by visiting https://www.artful.ly/the-truck-project/store/events/4290 Or in person at the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre. Photo Courtesy of the Artist In our free* seminar, OBFUSCATION, you will learn the secret to words that work and […]

PAUL KETCHUM

Elebash Recital Hall

The Harper's Play   Photo Courtesy of the Artist From cover to cover, The Harper’s Play translates the entirety of the February 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine to the stage (including the articles, advertisements, copyright info, and font). It features A-10 Warthogs refusing to bomb civilians, parents venting about their adopted children on a Yahoo message […]

WILLIAM BURKE

Segal Theatre

Comfort Dogs: Live from the Pink House   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Come howl like you used to while you try not to remember how the wall paper peeled and the house blew away and the sand bled pink while your guitar sounds trickled outline a whimper inside of the sterile room and you can't […]

CONVERSATION: Care’s Hiding Place

James Gallery

Care’s Hiding Place; or, Is care a form of participation?   We gave this to you because we care: a panel discussion on the relationship between liveness in art and the requirement for environments and actions of care. The panel will focus on the following questions: Is live performance a gift economy? Which way does […]

FRANCIS WEISS RABKIN & ANNA BRENNER & LESLIE ALLISON

Elebash Recital Hall

WON'T BE A GHOST   Photo Courtesy of the Artist WON'T BE A GHOST is a personal, performed essay and an experiment in documentary theater, accompanied by a live choir. Based on research into the life of St. Sebastian ("the unofficial queer saint") and the trial of Army Intelligence Analyst/WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning, the piece […]

TRISH HARNETIAUX

Segal Theatre

Weren't You In My Science Class?   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Remember when you ran into Lana Montgomery? Yeah, from High School. The super drunk girl from the first reunion… So funny now seeing her at the bank, and then hiding under that desk with her during the robbery?? Was that even real? Was it? […]

WORKSHOP: Honesty Forever: Generative Playwriting

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Honesty Forever: A Generative Playwriting Workshop   Jackie Sibblies Drury, Allison Lyman This workshop is now full. Online registration is now closed. To sign up for the waiting list, please go to the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre “The world is quite good about reminding us of its claims. What […]

CONVERSATIONS: All Together All Alone

Segal Theatre

All Together All Alone; or, How to intimate the intimate?   Is theater a kind of formal intimacy? This panel is centered on a discussion of the intimate in performance, both in terms of form and content.  We will discuss concepts of private and public, the relationship between the personal and the political, and the […]

SARAH MAXFIELD

Elebash Lobby

Nonlinear Lineage: Over/Heard This event will take place on October 9 and 10.   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Over/Heard is an installation of stories and ephemera collected through the Nonlinear Lineage project, an effort to share a crisscrossing artistic lineage of experimental dance and performance in NYC. You are invited to look, listen, imagine, and […]

KIPPY WINSTON

Elebash Lobby

The Radish This event will take place on October 9 and 10. Photo Courtesy of the Artist Us Weekly meets The Onion In The Radish, a cheeky gossip rag devoted to downtown theatre, which gets to the "root" of downtown theatre so you don't have to. Conceived of by theatrical media mogul Kippy Winston, The […]

CHLOЁ BASS

James Gallery

Resource Room This event will take place on October 8, 9, and 10.   Photo Courtesy of the Artist Resource Room is a satellite program of the 2014 Prelude Festival. Using Cold War era intelligence reprogramming strategies and the tactics of remedial education, the project is an ongoing performance that slowly builds an archive. Here, […]

GRAND LADY DANCE HOUSE

Segal Theatre

 Master Flowers Summer Version   Photo by Sue Kessler Over four seasons, artists Jennie Liu and Andrew Gilbert doggedly pursue three practices for building attention: learning Bartok’s Mikrokosmos- a cycle of 153 increasingly difficult pieces for piano, studying the Urasenke tradition of tea ceremony, and the act of choreographing a hard dance. They are recording their progress on standard definition digital […]

CONVERSATION: Endurance/Loss

Elebash Recital Hall

Endurance/Loss; or, How long is too long?   This panel will explore the notions of endurance and loss in the works of various PRELUDE artists. We will question if there is an end to loss, or if it never ends. We will examine the idea of ‘moving on’ in addition to the concept of staying […]

DAVID NEUMANN

Segal Theatre

I Understand Everything Better   Photo by Maria Baranova I Understand Everything Better, a multi-disciplinary performance piece, explores the impulse to report on calamity, the consciousness of traumatic change, and one's proximity to dying. A union of theater and dance-making methodologies,  I Understand Everything Better will use innovative technology, weather reports, personal and social narratives, […]

TINY LITTLE BAND

Durst Room - Mina Rees Library

Ghost Stories Performances will begin every half hour. Sign up at the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre.   Photo Courtesy of the Artist A series of nested stories brings us deeper and deeper into the scary, unstable middle ground between belief and disbelief, a land where ghosts appear, people disappear, and […]

ELIZA BENT

Elebash Recital Hall

On a Clear Day I can See to Elba   Photo Courtesy of the Artist They met at the Feltrinelli bookshop in Rome and came back to New York. He had a wife. And he then didn't. She was interested. And then wasn't. And then was. A complicated whiplash of time and space. About Eliza […]

JOE WAECHTER

Segal Theatre

HOWARD GAP ROAD   Photo Courtesy of the Artist ARTIST STATEMENT I began experimenting with auto-theatrical forms out of frustration with traditional rehearsal processes. I wanted to make a performance that required no rehearsal and where the roles of author, performer, and character become completely indistinct. I call this form “headphone opera,” because they use headphones, and […]

NATHANIEL SULLIVAN

James Gallery

Jamie Dimon: Before The Nation Went Bankrupt   Photo by Shimpei Shirafuji Jamie Dimon: Before the Nation Went Bankrupt is a multi-media lecture performance that tells the story of the current financial crisis through the love letters of JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon. The performance is in part a history of our current financial crisis, […]

THE TRUCK PROJECT

35th Street

Obfuscation This event will take place on October 9 and 10 at 6:30pm, 7:15pm, and 8:15pm Sign up by visiting https://www.artful.ly/the-truck-project/store/events/4290 Or in person at the PRELUDE 2014 info desk, located outside of the Segal Theatre Photo Courtesy of the Artist In our free* seminar, OBFUSCATION, you will learn the secret to words that work and […]

MALLERY AVIDON & JEFF AARON BRYANT

Elebash Recital Hall

TL;DR, an opera   Photo Courtesy of the Artist TL;DR, an opera, is about the internet and teenagers and what it would be like if we were 17 now. Or about what it is to be 17 now: looking for yourself, finding yourself, or at least Googling yourself. Boys. Girls. Music. Social Media. One Zero. Zero. […]

CASEY LLEWELLYN & RICK BURKHARDT & MIA ROVEGNO

Segal Theatre

The Body which is the Town   Photo Courtesy of the Artist The Body which is the Town is an ecosystem you are invited into, a small town with a prison in it. This play with music will ask you who you are in relation to acting, seeing, prisons, and The Future. You will be […]

AISHA COUSINS

James Gallery

Learn / Unlearn vs I Heart Cops Photo Courtesy of the Artist Join us for the first public performance of Learn / Unlearn an exercise in language designed to help college bound youth prepare to re-assimilate into their home communities upon graduation. The score reads simply “Say it in as many words as possible. / Say […]

ERIN MARKEY

Elebash Recital Hall

A Ride on The Irish Cream Photo by Kyle Supley and Erin Markey A Ride on The Irish Cream is a dark surrealist musical comedy about a grown girl’s relationship to family, femininity, sexuality and pop culture. It uses a fully integrated live band and video to create a shape-shifting fantasy backyard, a playing space […]

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: 2014 FRANKY AWARD

China Blue

China Blue is located at 135 Watts St. b/w Washington + Greenwich, Manhattan. PRELUDE will provide transportation to the Closing Night Party on Friday, Oct 10th, leaving from outside CUNY Graduate Center at 9:30pm. In order to assure a seat on one of our party buses, you must sign up in advance. Sign-up sheets will […]

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: CHAMPAGNE JERRY

China Blue

PRELUDE 2014 Closing Night Party Special Performance Champagne Jerry Photo Courtesy of the Artist About Champagne Jerry: Champagne Jerry, also known as Neal Medlyn, is a great rapper who likes snacks, books, sexual intercourse, and rhyming. Champagne Jerry was born when Neal Medlyn’s friend Max Tannone who had success with a Jay-Z /Radiohead “Jaydiohead” mashup album […]

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