Brat Productions to Host Benefit Show with Jess Conda's On a Sunday, Teena Geist & Birds on a Wire, 4/6
Brat Productions mixes a theatre, rock and dance cocktail with Brat Aid: Hail to the Thief on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill Street). Brat's Artistic Director Jess Conda reunites her band ON A SUNDAY to perform Radiohead's Hail to the Thief album in its entirety, including a special dance collaboration with Birds on a Wire. This special one-night-only engagement will feature the vocal stylings of Conda and the musical prowess of Mike Corso, Peter Gaffney, Zach Poyatt and Evan Smoker. Bizarre meditation guru Teena Geist (alter ego of Mark McCloughan from No Face Performance Group) will kick-off the mayhem. Doors open at 7:30pm, with the show starts at 8:15pm. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $30 for tickets that include beer and whiskey. Tickets are on sale now at www.bratproductions.org. Admission is 21 and older. Brat Aid is a special benefit to help support the ongoing work of Brat Productions.
Birds on a Wire is a newly founded dance theatre company that seeks to advance the performing arts field by increasing awareness of the social relevance of dance and performance art. Valuing accessibility, artistic exploration, and multidisciplinary collaboration, Birds on a Wire creates, develops, and presents original dance theatre pieces inspired by personal experience, memory, and imagination.
Mark McCloughan is a performer, writer, and musician based in Philadelphia. As a founding member and Co-Artistic Director of No Face Performance Group, he has performed in all of the company's original works. He has created and performed work with other artists and companies around Philadelphia, including Pig Iron Theatre Company, Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, New Paradise Laboratories, Spencer Sheridan/Public Trust, Gabrielle Revlock, and Jenna Horton.
Founded in 1996, Brat's mission is to create new theatre-going audiences by producing theatre that breaks the rules; theatre that tests conventions; theatre that rocks! Over the years, Brat has established itself as one of Philadelphia's most adventurous theatre companies and is known for using unusual performance venues to enhance original and noteworthy productions. Its numerous productions have included Three Chord Fiction, winner of the Ted and Stevie Wolf Barrymore Award for New Approaches to Collaboration, Haunted Poe, A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano, A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant and EYE-95, Retarred. For more information about BRAT Productions, visit www.Bratproductions.org.