Kev Berry's THE ORANGE TERROR CYCLE To Premiere At The Tank
The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) will present the world premiere of Kev Berry's THE ORANGE TERROR CYCLE, PART 1: CHAPTERS 1-20 directed by Alex Tobey. The cast will include Kev Berry, Alejandro Cervantes, Rachel Horwitz, and Teresa Langford. Performances are November 11 and 12 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at http://thetanknyc.org/.
Written over the course of the last two years, Kev Berry's THE ORANGE TERROR CYCLE, PART 1: CHAPTERS 1-20 is an election night victory party gone awry. This celebration-turned-support group tracks one artist's journey from feeling hopeful, to helpless, and with hard work, back to that same initial hope. Backed by a Greek chorus who join Berry in performing his anxiety and joy, these 20 intensely personal monologues ask, answer, and transform what it means to tell stories in such troubled times.
Kev Berry is a New York-based playwright, drag performance artist, and creator of Gay mythologies. His plays include Peter; A Faggot's Theology; Betty Odessa; Nora Goes 2 Space, Motherfuck*r!; and the upcoming American Gay Rights epic Fabulous Creatures. His work, both as a writer and a performer, has been seen at The Tank, Joe's Pub, 3-Legged Dog, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, New York Live Arts, the New Ohio Theatre, The Duplex, the Dramatists Guild Foundation, Dixon Place, The Brick Theater, Access Theater, TinyRhino@Littlefield, The 9 Studios, Otto's Shrunken Head, The Cobra Club, Skidmore College, and across the harsh North Country of upstate New York. Kev is an Associate Artist at The Tank, the September 2018 Judson Arts Wednesday Artist-in-Residence at Judson Memorial Church, a 2017 Artist-in-Residence with Fresh Ground Pepper, and the former Artistic Associate at 3LD. Proud graduate of Skidmore College. @kevgoshdarn // kevberry.com
Alex Tobey is a stage director based in New York City. Past directing credits include Good Girl Gone Bad (HERE), The Greeks (Burning Coal Theatre Company), Everyday Afroplay (JACK), Watch Me Burn (The Wild Project), Transverse: An Autopsy of Gender (The Brick Theater), Elected Remains (Exquisite Corpse Company), Expedition (Fourth Street Theatre). Additional work developed and presented at The Drama League, Powerhouse Theater, Judson Memorial Church, Feinstein's/54 Below, and Dixon Place. Alex is currently the Resident Director of INKubator, a year-long program for professional writers at Art House Productions in Jersey City. He is the former co-director of bubble:PGH, a traveling inflatable performance space in Pittsburgh, an associate artist with Third Space, a 2017-2018 SDC Foundation Observer, and a 2017 Drama League Artist in Residence. BFA Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. www.alextobey.com
The Tank is a Manhattan-based multi-disciplinary arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work by artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. Our goal is to do this in an environment that is inclusive and accessible to all. The heart of our services is providing free performance space, and we also offer a suite of other resources such as free rehearsal space, artist fees, and promotional support. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Rosalind Grush and Meghan Finn, in September of 2017, the company moved to our new home in the Theater Building at 312 W 36th Street where we took full control over two theaters: a 98-seat proscenium and a 56-seat blackbox theater. We anticipate that this year we will serve over 2,000 artists presenting 800 performances by emerging artists from throughout the five boroughs.