Liars & Believers to Present INTERFERENCE at Oberon, 2/12
Liars & Believers, Artists in residence at the American Repertory Theater, kicks off its 2013/14 season on February 12, 2014 with Interference, a one-night only show in collaboration with director Steven Bogart and over a dozen local performers across the arts.
Called "inspired" by The New York Times and dubbed "the region's most experimental and visionary artists" by the Boston Survival Guide, Liars & Believers expands the language of live performance. In its first four years, the LAB produced five original shows in Boston, two of which went on to win awards at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Interference explores themes of courage in the face of terror and how a community reacts to tragedy and trauma. In the style of all LAB shows, it includes drama, music, dance, animation, film, soundscape and an interactive installation. Interference is inspired by Picasso's monumental painting "Guernica" and the music of Singer Mali (of Jaggery) from her "10 Paintings/10 Songs" collaboration with Bogart.
The ensemble includes: Steven Bogart, Singer Mali, Liz Adams, Veronica Barron, Mary Bichner, Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein, Claire Davies, Jennifer Hicks, John J. King, Anthony Leva, Ruth Lingford, Justine Ludwig, Sophorl Ngin, and Nuda Veritas.
Steven Bogart - Steven Bogart is a playwright, stage director, teacher and visual artist. He is an Artist-in-Residence at Southern New Hampshire University, adjunct professor at Emerson College, and the University of New Orleans. His plays have performed in Boston, NYC, and Chicago. His play, Pigcat was the recipient of the Holland New Voice Award at the 2010 Great Plains Theater Conference. He was also a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting. His play, The Last Skywriter in the Universe received a reading at the 2012 Warm Up Laps at the Boston Center for the Arts. Bogart has directed for the American Repertory Theater and Boston Playwrights' Theater.
Singer Mali - Singer Mali is the singer/songstress/pianist of the arty and ethereal Boston band, Jaggery. Her multihued voice ~ trained in the expressive arts discipline Voice Movement Therapy ~ moves from "new-age songbird to woman scorned to woodland fairy to blood-thirsty werewolf to sultry lounge singer"(Boston Herald). Mali produces, curates, and performs in the ongoing performance series Org, out of various underground-and-otherwise venues in the Boston area, and is a resident of the South End artist's co-op, Cloud Club. www.jaggery.org
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/interference.