Lightning Rod Special: Live?

What good is sitting alone in your womb?

Come hear the music play!

It’s been many months since our in-process showing of “Unformed Consent” in August and we are back in the studio, hard at work continuing development of the piece. We’ve been working on sharpening the critique, deepening our research, and most of all… writing new songs.

When we create, we do so with active participation and listening from every person in the room. In this way, our pieces are really created by the collective and have a strong ensemble voice. With this same sense of collaboration, our audience is a crucial voice for us to hear. Given that it can be many years before our shows premiere, we like to give you as many looks into our process as possible.

So, you are cordially invited to a one-night-only cabaret of songs from “Unformed Consent” and songs that have never before left the rehearsal room.

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LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL: LIVE?

March 30th, 10:30pm

La Peg at FringeArts, 120 N Columbus Blvd

Tickets: $5 standing room or $15 for a table

http://fringearts.com/event/lightning-rod-special-live/

We hope to see you there.

 

Sans Everything Infects New England

We have been in Rhode Island for a week now, rehearsing, dreaming, writing, and all living together in the beautiful Newport home of Strange Attractor’s Jed and Rebecca. We will be here for a month working on Sans Everything, which sounds like a long time, but in reality only gives us two weeks of rehearsal: Week Three sees us loading ourselves into AS220 to perform the show for Providence audiences (tickets HERE) and during Week Four we travel to Boston to premiere the piece at Charlestown Working Theatre (tickets HERE), where we will also hold a workshop on the Expressive Body in Physical Performance. It’s a whirlwind adventure up here and we hope, if you’re in New England, that we’ll see you at one of the performances.

Don’t worry, Philly folks, we’re planning to land this spaceship in our hometown, too. Dates and location are still TBA but look for us January/February next year.

Oh and friends in Alaska? We’re coming your way May 2017…

(For more photos of the costume-building day we had Brown University’s “dirty space”, check out Strange Attractor’s blog post.)

Party This Saturday!

It’s been almost a month since Strange Attractor descended upon Philly to make SANS EVERYTHING with us. Five days out of the week we meet in yoga studios, lecture halls, and campus black boxes to sing, stretch, play, and create. One day out of the week we meet in coffee shops and on rooftops to exchange administrative best practices, to make observations and ask questions about company working methods. On the last day we rest. Mostly.

But this week is different. This week is our last week of rehearsals in Philly before we go to New Orleans. And not only are we working on piecing together the scenes we’ve made, but we’re also planning a big party! This Saturday we invite you to join us for THE SPECIAL STRANGE, a party to fundraise for our trip to New Orleans. There will be a live brass band playing New Orleans jazz, a killer raffle (prizes to be announced soon), signature cocktails, and jambalaya made by the Sans Everything crew. And best of all, you get to be among the first to see what we’ve been making…

The Special Strange is Saturday, November 14th
7pm at the Crane Old School, 1417 N 2nd Street
$25 general admission, $15 artists/students

We can’t wait to see you there.

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Sans Everything Workshop in Rhode Island

Greetings, friends!

Mason, Scott, and Alice are up in Rhode Island this week workshopping SANS EVERYTHING with our friends, Strange Attractor. The week has been lovely so far. Days are filled with workshopping, brainstorming, watching “Alien” and “2001: A Space Oddessey”, eating johnnycakes, taking walks along the ocean, and sushi dinners with the whole crew! We began working on this piece with Strange Attractor this time last year and are excited to be back at it. If you’re in or near Rhode Island, we’re doing a showing of this week’s work at Trinity Rep in Providence on Saturday at 2pm.