BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange has announced the WORKS IN PROGRESS SERIES, featuring BAX Artists-In-Residence (AIR), and running January 24-27, 2013.


Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm | Sunday @ 6pm

Thursday January 24 @ 8pm
Max Steele (theater) | Jess Barbagallo (theater)

Friday January 25 @ 8pm
Mariangela Lopez (dance) | Jillian Peña (dance) | Max Steele (theater)

Saturday January 26 @ 8pm
LOVE|FORTÉ, A Collective (dance) | Jillian Peña (dance)

Sunday January 27 @ 6pm
Jess Barbagallo (theater) | Mariangela Lopez (dance)
LOVE|FORTÉ, A Collective (dance)

Since 1991, the Artist In Residency program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.

The Works in Progress Series continues a shared journey through the creative process by allowing these artists take their new works-in-development from the studio to the stage. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November and culminates in the Spring performances. This is a rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the Early Stages through to full productions.

These evenings are designed to offer both artists and audience the opportunity to exchange their impressions of the work. After the artists show their excerpts, they return to the stage for a moderated discussion that delves into their intentions and inspirations, and the audience's perception.

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income
Tickets will be available one month before the performance.

These exceptional artists are provided with an artistic home base for a one to two year period, giving them a tangible sense of permanence and place. Resident artists have the use of four spaces suitable for theater, dance and performance work and are offered up to 200 hours of free rehearsal space (per year), a stipend, formal presentations of new works and works in progress, and administrative and technical support. Opportunities are also available to curate, teach in the public schools, and to work with BAX's student population.

Jess Barbagallo
Jess Barbagallo is a multidisciplinary theatre artist. She has performed with Big Dance Theater (The Other Here), Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf (Panic, Drum of the Waves of Horikawa, It Cannot Be Called Our Mother But Our Graves) and The Builders Association (Jet Lag, House/Divided). She is a founding member of Half Straddle (The Knock-Out Blow, Sliding Whores, Nurses in New England, In the Pony Palace/Football, Away Uniform), the Red Terror Squad (Family Bed) and the Dyke Division of 2HC (Room for Cream). Other credits include Fiabe Italiane (John Turturro), An Oresteia (Paul Lazar/Brian Kulick), MilkMilkLemonade (Josh Conkel/The Management), A Marriage: 1 (Jake Margolin, Nick Vaughan, Jessica Almasy), Little Edgar, Lamb of God (Sibyl Kempson/Eric Dyer), The Quiet Way (Casey Llewellyn), The Firebird (Katy Pyle) and Group Sex on the Living Room Floor (Amanda Davidson). She has written the plays Grey-Eyed Dogs (Dixon Place Mondo Cane Commission, 2007), I'll Meet You in Tijuana (Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, 2009/10), Saturn Nights (Incubator Arts Project, January 2011), and Men's Creative Writing Group (Playwriting Resident of the Invisible Dog Art Center, August 2011). Jess has directed and/or dramaturged projects for Laryssa Husiak, Julia May Jonas, and Eliza Bent. She has been a guest artist/teacher at Brown and New York University. Jess was named a 2011/2012 Queer Arts Mentorship Fellow to write an essay on queer/trans grieving and is the co-creator of GLBTQ film review site: She recently curated Why I Make Live Art (When I'm Not Making the Others), a symposium dedicated to investigating the problems of live art-making today. Video/Web: Comrades of Time (Andrea Geyer) and Gay's Anatomy: Season 2 (Karina Mangu-Ward/Bobby Hodgson). Ongoing: Without Me I'm Something or Karen Davis Does ... (Poetry Project, Dixon Place, LaMama, Youtube and other assorted guerilla venues), a performance art project that follows the stand-up hijinks of fictional comedienne Karen Davis and alter ego Joe Ranono. MFA: Brooklyn College, Himan Brown Award recipient 2008 and 2009.

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