Neil LaBute's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to Kick Off Staging Film Series at The Tank

By: Oct. 03, 2017
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The Tank will present the first screening in their new Staging Film series on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm at their new home at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).

The screening will feature the films Domesticity and Over the River and Through the Woods, followed by a talkback with the creators of the films, including playwright Neil LaBute and director Leigh Silverman.

Staging Film is a community of theater makers exploring new ways to tell stories on film. We meld the contemporary American stage and screen to create short translations rather than adaptations. This means experimenting with untraditional techniques in cinematography, set design, sound design, and performance to record the visceral magic of theater on camera. The result is something that does not fit neatly into a defined medium, but rather shines in the liminal space between.

Tickets ($14) are available for advance purchase at


Written by Chisa Hutchinson

Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A tortured woman sets up a crime scene and begins the execution.

Starring Jocelyn Kuritsky

Crew: Jonathan Rapoport (Cinematographer, Editor, and Sound Designer) Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (Makeup), Solomon Billinkoff (PA, B-roll, and Anna Rooney (PA, B-roll)

Over The River and Through the Woods

Written by Neil LaBute

Directed by Leigh Silverman

A granddaughter makes an uncomfortable accusation.

Starring Jocelyn Kuritsky and Larry Pine

Crew: MOTI MARGOLIN (Cinematographer), Stephanie Beattie (Sound), Tim Harms (Editor), Jody Formica (Makeup), Anna Rooney (PA, B-roll), and Ashley Anderson (PA)

November's Staging Film screening will feature This Thing Of Ours by Caridad Svich, directed by José Zayas, starring Jocelyn Kuritsky and Black Eyed Susan, with an original score by Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields) and Who Knows?, directed by Alex Koch. On December 5 Staging Film will screen Ephemeral by Mallery Avidon, directed by Teddy Bergman, starring Jocelyn Kuritsky, Mike Crane, Lynne Rosenberg, and Dylan Dawson and 16 Words Or Less by Peggy Stafford, directed by Meghan Finn, starring Neal Huff, Crystal Finn, Marjorie Conn, and Jocelyn Kuritsky.

The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat blackbox that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. Visit for more.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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