A.R.T. Continuing OBERON Artists in Residence Program
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced its continuation of the Artist in Residence initiative at OBERON, the A.R.T.'s second stage and club-theater venue. Rooted in A.R.T's mission to expand the boundaries of theater by supporting local and emerging artists, OBERON launched this multi-year program in 2013 with three local performance groups: Boston Circus Guild, Liars & Believers, and Touch Performance Art. All three companies had worked previously at OBERON, creating events in the club theater model and harnessing a form of theater rooted in a social environment. Following a successful inaugural season of sold-out and much lauded original programming, this initiative moves into its second of three seasons with these unique local organizations.
During the residency, OBERON serves as the artistic home to these groups as work is developed and presented. The artists have access to the A.R.T. staff and resources while bringing their expertise to OBERON, and sharing their approaches to the artistic process, audience engagement and development.
OBERON continues to be the destination for theater and nightlife on the fringe of Harvard Square. The home of the A.R.T.'s hit productions of The Shape She Makes, The Lily's Revenge, Futurity,The Donkey Show, Cabaret, Prometheus Bound and Ryan Landry's Rocky Horror Show, OBERON is a thriving incubator for local and visiting talent.
Information about the next installment of each Artists In Residence's upcoming productions follows.
TOUCH PERFORMANCE ART presents
September 12, October 3, November 14, December 12, and January 9
A NEW IMMERSIVE PRODUCTION BASED ON TWELFTH NIGHT
January 22-24, 29-31, and February 5-7
After a completely sold-out run last season, Touch Performance Art unveils its revamped AcousticaElectronica with all new costumes, set and visual projection design, additional music and a mind-blowing international DJ line-up for a totally fresh club-theater experience. The melding of classical music and electronica, dance and circus arts, immersive theater and clubbing in AcousticaElectronia creates a visual and aural extravaganza like no other. The night is a feast for the senses where circus artists and dancers move around and above the audience while The WIG remixes classical, jazz, and electronica music punctuated by live musicians. Information regarding guest DJ's for individual performances will be available online.
Following sold-out workshop performances this past season, Touch Performance Art will premiere its new immersive production based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and set to the boy band hits of the millennium.
Tickets are on sale now for AcousticaElectronica.
Touch Performance Art creates high-quality, innovative, and unique art by exploring diverse artistic realities. www.touchperformanceart.com