Mabou Mines is proud to introduce the 2017 “Year-B” Resident Artists:
Milo Cramer – Untitled
Fundraising, tipping, not tipping, begging, embezzling, inheriting, taxing. A new play about money as community and vice versa. Can I make a Kickstarter for my family? How do I move to Finland? Will a robot take my job.
Tanya Marquardt – Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep
Taken from a years worth of sleeptalk recordings, Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep imagines what would happen if your ‘waking self’ and ‘sleeping self’ met, conversed, and maybe even healed. A chamber work for two performers and an iPhone, the piece is a TEDtalk and a seance, inviting the audience to contemplate the dream world through the verbatim MP3s of a sleeptalker. Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep is written and performed by Tanya Marquardt with Barra Levy-Mazie, directed and choreographed by Elena Heyman and Stephen O’Connell, with lighting design by Emma Rivera, costume design by David B Smith, and sound design by Omar Zubair. An initial draft of the piece was developed through a 1st year residency with Mabou Mines.
Emily Reilly – Untitled
Taking inspiration from the Denmark based Sisters Academy created by Sisters Hope, The UK based Forest Fringe, Taylor Mac’s recent A 24-Decade of Popular Music, and my own work as a volunteer Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Advocate at Bellevue Hospital, I would like to use the Mabou Mines residency to create an engagement platform that gives voice to other people’s voices, that uses performance as a way of structuring social interaction to create a communion grounded in a kind of poeticism that is unabashedly hopeful.
Colette Robert – The Harriet Holland Social Club Presents the 84th Annual Star-Burst Cotillion in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel
“The Harriet Holland Social Club” re-imagines a black debutante ball as an immersive piece of theatre. Guided by an Emcee, we follow six young black women as they navigate “The Black Society Event of the Year” from getting dressed backstage through the crowning of a bright and shiny brand new Miss Star-Burst. This project explores the history and language of “presenting” black female bodies and the interplay of race, class, gender, and economics using music, movement, and text.