Theater Reconstruction Ensemble to Present SALESMEN at HERE, 10/24-11/9
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents SALESMEN: a meditation on masculinity and the American REAL a world premiere piece conceived and directed by John Kurzynowski and developed by the company. The cast for SALESMEN includes Michael Barringer, Hunter Canning* (Bway: War Horse), Jonathan Gordon* (Bway: Orphans), Eben Hoffer, Patrick Scheid, Nick Smerkanich, Hugh Trimble, and Merlin Whitehawk.Performances will be held at HERE, 145 6th Avenue (Entrance on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) in NYC from October 24-November 9, 2013.
In the heyday of the American drama, the forefathers of realism were seeking to create a new form of story-telling in which characters could be plucked from the everyday humdrum of reality, and the actors portraying could pass for your neighbor or your brother or the man seated next to you. Tired of the melodramatic flare, these artists were working together to rebel against the established norm by experimenting with the unknown and reveling in the process of development and creation.
More than half a century later, Theater Reconstruction Ensemble has assembled a group of eight men struggling to create their own process of theatrical story-telling, following in their forefathers' footsteps - examining their greatest works and challenging their most legendary of methods. By looking to the past, we have created a new piece of theater - a patchwork of style, drama, realism and what lies beyond - that pushes the boundaries of our now-established norms of playwriting and theater-making. We are continuing their experiment by exploring our own process and venturing ourselves into the great unknown.
Performances for SALESMEN will be held at HERE, 145 6th Avenue (Entrance on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring) New York, NY from October 24 - November 9, 2013 on the following schedule: Wednesday - Friday @ 7pm, Sat. @ 2pm and 7pm, Sun. @ 7pm. No performance on October 31. Added performance on November 5 at 7pm.
Producer: Reed Whitney; Associate Director: Lauren Swan-Potras; Sound Design: Eben Hoffer and John Kurzynowski; Lighting Design: Jonathan Cottle; Production Design: Aaron Ethan Green; Publicity: Paul Siebold / Off Off PR.
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble was founded in 2010 by Artistic Director John Kurzynowski as a New York based collective of theater artists striving to reconstruct both classical and canonical forms of theatricality through the playful development of works over time. Prior works include Ibsen's A Doll's House, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, and the world premiere productions of Jaclyn Backhaus' The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA! and Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play. TRE is currently developing Jaclyn Backhaus' You On The Moors Now, slated to premiere in the 2014/15 season.
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
*Actor appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association | Equity Approved Showcase
Photo by Marielle Solan