Truant Arts Presents CHAOS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Now thru 10/13
Truant Arts proudly announces its Fall 2013 show, "Chaos Under Construction," running in repertory from today, September 19-October 13 at Access Theater (380 Broadway, NYC). Created from a starting point of four randomly generated words--rhapsody, cloister, phoenix, and polypropylene--five new plays (four one-acts and one full length) will have their WORLD PREMIERES, and six visual artists will have designed the posters.
Chaos Under Construction is born.
CHAOS UNDER CONSTRUCTION?
In March, Truant Arts created five troupes, each with actors, a director and a playwright. Each troupe was given four words and two hours. The directors guided the actors, the playwrights brainstormed with their directors, and the actors got to just play. Then, the playwrights wrote plays built on that day's foundation. Some pulled abstractions, some expanded developing storylines, and others built on the characters the actors created.
After open readings, audience feedback, and more collaboration amongst the troupes, we have the five new plays that make up Chaos Under Construction.
Babydada by Katie Fabel; directed by David Platt.
Poster art by Rachel Blithe
Black Triangle by Lavinia Roberts; directed by Julia Goldstein.
Poster art by Laura Murdoch
Teeth by Jonathan Alexandratos; directed by Frank-Thomas Grogan.
Poster art by Robin Mørk
Yes, and! by Kristen Felicetti; directed by Omar Perez.
Poster art by Brandon Ferraro
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions by R. Arson Teague; directed by Amy Surratt.
Poster art by Kristy Caldwell
Chaos Under Construction poster art by Michael Linton Simpson
Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYC. (At the corner of Broadway and White Street, two blocks south of Canal Street)
Mass Transit: A short walk from the Canal Street stops on the A, C, E, J, N, Q, R and 6.
The theater is handicap accessible.
Babydada; Black Triangle; Teeth; Yes, and!
Previews September 19, 20, 21, 22 at 8pm; September 22 at 2pm
Runs October 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12 at 8pm; October 13 at 2pm
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions
Previews September 26, 27, 28, 29 at 8pm; September 29 at 2pm
Runs October 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13 at 8pm; October 6 at 2pm
Tickets are available at Chaos.BrownPaperTickets.com, or Chaos.BPT.me, for $12-22.
Early Bird discount in effect until September 1, 2013 at 12am.
Groups of eight or more can reserve discounted admission by emailing TruantArts@gmail.com with a guest list.
Unlimited drinks for a $15 suggested donation at the show (21+).
WHO/WHAT IS TRUANT?
Truant Arts, a collaborative theater company, was founded in 2011 by Jamie Rosler and Bob Teague, to facilitate the creation of new works for the stage.
Jamie and Bob met as members of Left Hip Productions, a company that produced 48-hour play festivals, bringing playwrights, directors and actors together to improvise and create 10-minute plays. Keeping the collaborative aspect, and the potential for artistic boundary breaking, but expanding the length of the development process, Truant Arts aims to produce substantial, meaningful work that reaches a wider audience.