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Vaudevisuals Interview with Josh Luxenberg – Curator at THE TANK NYC

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.

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Summer Shapiro – “Kinds of Light” presented at The Tank – May 2nd thru May 18th, 2013


Created and performed by Summer Shapiro

Summer Shapiro in "Kind of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro summons the ANSWER from the Audience in her show "Kinds of Light"

Summer Shapiro summons the ANSWER from the Audience in her show “Kinds of Light”.

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank

Summer Shapiro in "Kinds of Light" at The Tank


A lyrical, visual poem with comedy and absurdity.

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Sound and Music by Sean Brennan

Lighting by Simon Harding

Set by Mary Olin Geiger

Press Agent: Emily Owens

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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.

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Summer Shapiro – “Kinds of Light”

One afternoon last week I interviewed Summer Shapiro. She was smiling and happy talking about her new performance project “Kinds of Light”. After 2 years of absense from the  project she is working diligently on it for a May 2nd showing at the Flint and Tinder Series at The Tank in NYC.

On Sunday, May 19th from 1pm to 6pm Summer will teach a workshop titled ACCESSING THE DEVISER: A on-your-tippy-toes workshop in creating from play. The curriculum will focus on a variety of performance and devising elements, a few being: how to structure your play, dynamism, story structure, physical comedy techniques and authencity. For more information visit: