Photo Flash: First Look at Blessed Unrest's BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING
The Archive Residency, a collaboration between New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater (likeminded neighbors in the historic Archive Building in the West Village), is a unique incubator for New York City's most promising emerging independent theater companies. Now in its third year, the two year residency offers each company that most elusive and invaluable resource, an artistic home, including space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work, culminating in an exciting world premiere.
The second company completing their residency is Blessed Unrest, presenting the world premiere of Body: Anatomies of Being, conceived and directed by Jessica Burr, written by Matt Opatrny, created and choreographed by the Blessed Unrest ensemble, running now through May 21, 2016. Warning: Bodies will appear in their natural state. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient's internal organs, a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model, and a woman journeys back to Chernobyl as she strives to understand the body that is now only partially hers. Body digs into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine.
The cast includes Natalia Escobar, Catherine Gowl (War Horse Broadway tour, Merchant of Venice Off-Broadway, Hagoromo at BAM), Tatyana Kot (Salome at The Flea), Poppy Liu (Drunk Shakespeare), Sevrin Anne Mason (Broadway's The Crucible with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney), Darrell Stokes, Sonia Villani (The Event of a Thread at Park Avenue Armory, Comedy Central's "Broad City") Nathan Richard Wagner (After Midnight with Target Margin) and Joshua Wynter.
The production team includes Jay Ryan (Lighting Design), Matt Opatrny (Set Design), Sydney Maresca (Costume Design), Beth Lake (Sound Design) and Darielle Shandler (Production Stage Manager).
Shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 5pm, and Mondays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.NewOhioTheatre.org or by calling 212-352-3101.
Photo Credit: Alan Roche