Vagabond Inventions to Stage NYC Premiere of FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER, Begin. 10/4
Vagabond Inventions returns with the New York premiere of FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER, devised and co-written by Donna Costello, Cynthia Polutanovich, and Jennifer Sargent and directed by Jennifer Sargent. FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER begins performances on Friday, October 4 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. Opening Night is Sunday, October 6 at 7 PM. Performances are at The IRT Theater (154 Christopher St, 3rd Floor, between Washington and West Streets). The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 7 PM. The regular ticket price is $18 ($15 for students). For tickets, call Brown Paper Tickets on 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.irttheater.org. For more information, visitwww.vagabondinventions.com.
Inspired by Maimie Pinzer and her collection of letters, The Maimie Papers, mixed with stories from other prostitutes in the red light districts around the US, FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER is an absurdist portrait of women from the late 19th and early 20th centuries who chose to work as "soiled doves." This tragi-comic Brechtian farce explores questions of morality, love, and femininity inside a storm of clownish Death Angels, Victorian etiquette lessons, and a looming Judgment Day. From fragments of history's underside to a deconstructed present, FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER captures our anti-heroine's obstinate effort to survive her life-and death-with her personhood intact.
The cast features Donna Costello, Denni Dennis, Emily James, and Elisa Matula. The music director and pianist is Tony Melone.
Jennifer Sargent (Director, Co-Writer/ Creator) is a physical actor, creator of devised work, and the Artistic Director of Vagabond Inventions since 2007. Ms. Sargent's seven original productions have performed across the US and in seven different countries. In NYC, she has performed work at The Chocolate Factory, HERE, Abrons Arts Center, The Brick Theater, and The Bushwick Starr. She completed the post-graduate training program at École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
Donna Costello (Co-Writer/ Creator) is a dance artist immersed in process-rich work that blurs the lines of dance, theater, and performance. Ms. Costello has built rich relationships dancing for Shannon Hummel/ Cora Dance (founding member) jill sigman / thinkdance, Mollie O'Brien and Jimena Paz. Her own work has been presented by Movement Research at Judson Church, The Flea Theater, Green Space, Wow Café, Dixon Place, DanceNow/NYC, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
Hertog Fellow Cynthia Polutanovich (Co-Writer/ Creator) earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Hunter College and holds an award from the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared in "Half Drunk Muse," "The Bloomsbury Review," and, "Killing the Buddha." She has written commissioned poems for Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre's "Base Pairs," performing at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music this fall, and for the company's upcoming work. She recently published her first book.