3-Legged Dog signs on as producer for extension of TAKE ME HOME

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3-Legged Dog (Kevin Cunningham, Artistic Director) is thrilled to join Lauren Rayner Productions in association with the longest lunch to extend TAKE ME HOME, written by Alexandra Collier, directed by Meghan Finn. Presented by the Incubator Arts Project and originally part of their Other Forces festival, TAKE ME HOME began performances on January 7. Originally scheduled to close on January 26, the production now runs through Friday, February 14. Performances are in a mobile taxi that picks up audience members froma secret location, which is sent to them after booking tickets. Tickets are $25 (through January 26); beginning January 29, the ticket price ranges from $49 - $55. Tickets are available at www.willyoutakemehome.com or by calling Ovationtix at 866-811-4111. For more information, visit www.3ldnyc.org.


Performance schedule
Now - Saturday, January 25: Tuesday - Sunday at 7 PM, 8 PM & 9 PM
Sunday, January 26 at 6PM, 7PM & 8PM
Wednesday, January 29 - Friday, February 14: Wednesday - Friday at 7 PM, 8 PM, & 9 PM.

TAKE ME HOME is an interactive live performance that takes place inside the mobile heart of New York City: a taxicab. Actor/driver Modesto "Flako" Jimenez transports three audience members, from a secret location, on a radical journey through the city, along streets both familiar and strange. The cab windows become eyes to a vast theatrical landscape as the streets of New York transform into an unending performance installation. Integrating live performance, sound, video and street action, TAKE ME HOME offers a captivating, dark and irreverent view of the city through an intimate and innovative theatrical experience.

Directed by Meghan Finn (The Downtown Loop, The Service Road), this performance is a completely singular theatrical experience for audiences. Exploring the relationship between cab driver and passenger, the intimate setting of the taxi allows revelations about both sides to come to light. Audiences engage interactively in various ways, as well as spying surprise performance moments on the streets.

The design team includes Stowe Nelson (sound design), Emily Blumenauer (costume design), and Robert Wuss (video design). The Production Stage Manager is Geoff Maus.

Alexandra Collier (playwright) is from Australia, now based in New York. Her plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company, Women's Project, New Georges, the Lark and Dixon Place. Her recent work includes WE PLAY FOR THE GODS (created with the Women's Project, Cherry Lane), and UNDERLAND (Sydney Theatre Company workshop and Page to Stage, Dixon Place).

Meghan Finn's (director) directing credits include: World Premieres of THE DOWNTOWN LOOP by Ben Gassman (3LD), THE SERVICE ROAD by Erin Courtney (Adhesive Theater Project; NY TIMES Critics' Pick), MOTEL CHERRY by Peggy Stafford (Summerworks Clubbed Thumb/New Georges at HERE Arts Center; Huffington Post Top 10 of 2012) and 3 2's; or AFAR by Mac Wellman (Dixon Place).

About 3-Legged Dog
3-Legged Dog exists to produce new, original works in theater, performance, media and hybrid forms. Working out of a strong literary tradition, our mission is to explore the new narrative possibilities created by digital technology, and to provide an environment for our artists to create new tools and modes of expression so that they can excel across a range of disciplines.

3LD Art & Technology Center creates and supports challenging large-scale art within a financially sustainable environment. Its goals are to create viable growth oriented business models for experimental art production, revitalize the experimental tradition in New York by improving the working conditions and quality of production, and foster a community of artists who work cooperatively and aggressively to address their own barriers. In order to achieve these goals, 3LD creates, re-distributes and re-imagines resources that drive core cost reduction while increasing capacity and revenue. www.3ldnyc.org.

About Incubator Arts Project
Incubator Arts Project cultivates and presents a multi-generational community of artists who challenge the conventions of live performance by producing original work at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. By providing production opportunities for emerging to mid-career artists, Incubator Arts Project functions as a training ground where formative repertoire is conceived and new work can be constructed as each participant's artistic voice develops a distinct style.
Core programs include the New Performance Series, Other Forces, Music and Short Form. Incubator Arts Project is fiscally managed by Performing Artservices Inc., a New York based non-profit arts organization, and is artistically led by a team of curators who collectively make programmatic, artistic and organizational decisions: Travis Just, Samara Naeymi, Daniel Allen Nelson, Brendan Regimbal and Shannon Sindelar.

About Lauren Rayner Productions
{ LRP } produces, presents, and manages for stage, film, and multi-media on a per-project basis and partners with individual artists and collaborative producing organizations to tell stories. Executive Producer Lauren Rayner has produced and presented work at Incubator Arts Project, PS 122, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Lark Play Development Center, New Ohio Theatre, Dixon Place, Ars Nova, The Living Theatre, Theater for the New City, Kraine Theatre, Red Room, Under St. Marks, 4th Street Theatre, The Shell Theatre, The 45th Street Theatre, The Secret Theatre, Bridge Theatre, Theatre 54, Madame X, The Cutting Room, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since 2010, Lauren Rayner has been considered an expert in the field of grassroots fundraising and has consulted on over 20 artist-driven online crowdfunding campaigns raising a total of $202,707 to date. Lauren Rayner Productions is proud to be a fiscally sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.

About the longest lunch
Most recently the longest lunch presented Down the Toilet by Aaron Schroeder at Dixon Place in 2013. The company supported the production of Valerie Work's A Week at the NJ Shore at the Googleworks Gallery in Reading, PA in 2011 following its premiere at the Bushwick Starr (October 2009) and subsequent performances at Dixon Place & The Pulse Performing Arts Center in 2011. Previous productions include: Jess Barbagallo's Saturn Nights (Incubator Arts Project), Misha Shulman's The Fake History of George the Last (TNC), E.E. Cummings' HIM (Walkerspace), Bedizen by Zhen Heinemann (Celebration Theater, Hollywood), Scientific Americans by John Mighton (Vital on 42nd Street), A Piece of My Heart (Strasberg Institute), Trying to Remain Upright (IRT Space, Chelsea with Oh Dear Dance Theater), and Pop Art by Joanne Hudson (HERE Arts). The company twice produced eat it (the festival) in 2005 and 2007 in Downtown Manhattan, featuring the work of over 50 theater, dance, music and performance artists.

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