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8/30/2007

The (re)Cycle Plays

As some of you may know I've worked for the last seven years with Confluence Theatre Company to produce a variety of theatrical readings and shows. Although I not in NYC right now, Confluence is flowing on with an original concept of mine called: The (re)Cycle Plays. The event will take place on September 15th from 1:00pm - 6:00pm at The Socrates' Sculpture Park and is a free event.

Here's a little info about the event:

In Medieval "cycle plays," common guildsmen and craftsmen performed Biblical morality plays on mounted stages that were moved around the city streets on wagons. The (re)Cycle Plays revives this theatrical ritual with a series of short plays, dance pieces, musical performances, and special events. Reusing play titles such as The Fall, The Flood, and The Last Judgment from the original Cycle Plays, each performance focuses on ecological issues like peak oil, consumption, and food politics. This series of performances will cycle throughout the day. Three stage areas will be created from reusable, recycled, and sustainable materials and the crowd will be directed to the various stages. All electronics will be powered by bio-diesel.

Confirmed artists include Confluence Theatre Company, Subjective Theatre Company, Studio 42, Adam Matta, Anne Zuerner/The Roxanne Lola Movement Machine, Athena Kokoronis, and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. Festival design by Nicole Frankel and Robert Morris.

The (re)Cycle Plays also features "Ye Olde Eco-Faire," in which grassroots organizations raise awareness, inspire interest, and grow support for local sustainability initiatives.

We've gotten some great press for the event including a write up on TREEHUGGER and Playbill.

It looks like it is going to be an educational and artistically pleasing event. Please try and attend if you are going to be in New York City that weekend.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Thanks for the shout out!

Anonymous said...

That sounds like quite and affair. Congrats.

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