Set in a tuberculosis sanatorium on a remote mountainside (not unlike Magic Mountain), a community of terminally ill Ones transcend to an order of living saints and build a spaceship to escape their physical ailments. This dizzying and iconoclastic new work celebrates the power and beauty of the fragile body and the multiplicity and fluidity of identity.
Featuring Brady Blevins, Danny Brave, Maybe Burke, Nehassaiu deGannes, Yuki Kawahisa, Daniel Nelson, Colleen O’Neill, Lori Parquet, Tina Shepard, and Moira Stone
Buran Theatre is an NYC-based ensemble of disparate multidisciplinary and intergenerational artists who joyfully and anarchically reconfigure narrative, form, genre, gender, and design to develop and present new performance works. Past productions include The House of Fitzcarraldo, Meile be Akcento, Nightmares: a demonstration of the sublime, Magic Bullets, and Mammoth, among others.
Performance space for this production was subsidized by the A.R.T./New York Theatres Rental Subsidy Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York).
Josh talks about his roll at THE TANK, the programs they run and what process artists should consider if wanting to perform there.
Josh Luxenberg is Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sinking Ship Productions and a Brooklyn-based writer and director. He wrote Powerhouse, which premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2009 (FringeNYC Excellence Award for Outstanding Ensemble) and produced There Will Come Soft Rains at FringeNYC in 2008. With Sinking Ship, he is the recipient of an EST/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation commission for Flatland: a romance in multiple dimensions. His script for Powerhouse was a Finalist for the 2012 Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. Josh has worked as the assistant director on several productions, including Paper Mill Playhouse’s The Importance of Being Earnest, with Lynn Redgrave, Tony Kushner’s Caroline, Or Change at Baltimore (Centerstage) and These Shining Lives (world premiere, Centerstage Baltimore), The Turn of the Screw (Everyman Theatre), CommComm (Page 73) and Frog Kiss (NYMF, Virginia Stage). He assisted Anne Washburn and Michael Friedman on a workshop of The Civilians' Mr. Burns at Playwrights Horizons. He has also worked in the writers office of HBO’s The Wire. Josh is an alum of the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, and of Oberlin College.
Visiting NY with their show GUERRA, La Piara speak about their clown company and their show GUERRA. Currently running at THE TANK in NYC. The company is: Artus Chavez, Fernando Cordova, and Madeleine Serra. In this interview are Artus Chavez and Fernando Cordova.
Part of the Series “Flint and Tinder” at The Tank/A Curated series of exciting new independent theater showcasing feriously imaginative emerging artist making work that spans (and often flagrantly combines) physical theater, puppetry, dance, clowning, and more. Curated by Josh Luxenberg and Jon Levin of Sinking Ship Productions. Maggie Baker is the series coordinator.