The Bushwick Starr Theater Presents COVERS , 9/6-9/9
The Bushwick Starr and Katy Pyle present Covers, by Katy Pyle with Jules Skloot. In this evening length cabaret of forms, Pyle and Skloot shape-shift through a series of queered archetypes in a continual effort to see and be seen through layers of shame and loneliness. Performing beneath quilts, they cover and transform songs, dance styles, and contemporary performance tropes, inhabiting and discarding roles in an amorphous landscape of shifting identity and perception. Text by Francis Weiss Rabkin. Music contributions from Erica Livingston, Margot Bassett, and Katie Workum.
The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wycoff]
Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right.
For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/DIRECTIONS
About Katy Pyle:
Katy Pyle is a multimedia performance artist whose works explore make-believe, fantasy, transformation, and queer failure. Katy has created collaborative works in many forms: as asubtout (with Eleanor Hullihan), JERK (with Jillian Peña, Eleanor Hullihan, and Rebecca Brooks), Dirty Power (with Weena Pauly and Katie Workum), and currently with Jules Skloot. Her performance works have been presented at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, PS 122, La Mama, Dance Theater Workshop, and many other venues in the city. As a performer, she has been in collaborative processes with Ivy Baldwin, Faye Driscoll, John Jasperse, Karinne Keithley Syers, Jennifer Monson, Young Jean Lee, Anna Sperber and Katie Workum. She has received creative support from Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), Dragon's Egg in Mystic, CT, and the Rockbridge Artist's Exchange in Lexington, VA.
"...luscious movement and often hilarious absurdity." - The New York Times
"Mixing elegant movement with a dramatization that extends to humor, Pyle maintains the classical style of a ballet while her choreographic tone is charged, witty and pointed." - BOMBLOG
About Jules Skloot and Francis Rabkin:
Jules Skloot is a performer, choreographer, teaching artist, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Jules received a BA from Hampshire College with a concentration in choreography, performance, and community dance studies, and an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College. Jules collaborates with and performs in the works of Katy Pyle and, in New York, has also performed in the works of Sara Rudner, Devynn Emory, Peggy Gould, and Fritha Pengelly. In addition to teaching movement related classes and workshops at BAX and at the college level, Jules also facilitates anti-oppression, social justice workshops and dialogues in some of those same settings, and co-leads a spiritually based, arts and outdoor, social justice focused summer camp for young people in Northern Virginia every summer.
Francis Rabkin is a writer interested in collaborative live events. Francis studied poetry at Wesleyan University, and has had the pleasure of attending residencies at Naropa University, The Wassaic Project, and the Millay Colony. Francis founded the Backyard Theater Company in Chicago, and has written and directed numerous plays with the company.
About The Bushwick Starr:
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new work in theater, dance, and puppetry. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance.The Bushwick Starr's mission is to help ambitious artists and ambitious audiences find each other. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past seasons have included new work from cutting edge companies such as The NTUSA, Witness Relocation, Performance Lab 115, Banana Bag & Bodice, and Half Straddle.
The Bushwick Starr Propeller Project is an annual event designed to launch our upcoming Season of Programming with the introduction of a short run of new work by an artist we're excited about.