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Sketch Theatre Launches with COOKIE This Summer

COOKIE is a story told in an unconventional way. If the viewer lets all of the elements wash over them, they will receive the emotional and energetic arch. If the viewer searches closely for logical threads found in the dance, drama, sound, and visuals, and ties the threads together, they may even discover a very clear narrative. What one should know is that all of the artistic skills on display are telling facets of the same far out story of loving intimacy, tortured solitude, and people in pursuit of what the future might hold.

Sketch Theater is a fine and performing arts company, challenging emerging artists to collaborate in innovative ways. Directed by Colin Fuller, Sketch Theater will invite uniquely skilled artists with inquisitive minds to create original interdisciplinary works.

Sketch Theater's inaugural work, COOKIE, is a performance of dance, drama, digital sound, and visual art using projection. Collaborators Daniel Ching, Marcus Crawford Guy, Daevid Mendivil, and Colin Fuller have been challenged to bring their strengths to the table while opening their field of creative vision to alternative forms of expression.

COOKIE will be captured by multiple filmmakers and photographers during every stage of creation through to post production. This material will be compiled by Sketch Theater to serve as documentation of the process and product for future pitches at other venues and give potential collaborators insight into Sketch's way of work.

IF YOU GO:

COOKIE

SATURDAY, JULY 23RD at 8:30
SUNDAY, JULY 24TH at 4:00

At ARTS ON SITE STUDIOS 12 ST MARKS PLACE, 3F

CASH AT DOOR

LIMITED SEATS - $10 STANDING - $5

WEBSITE: www.sketchtheater.net

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

DANIEL CHING began his dance training at 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He studied politics at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a Regents scholar and economics at Pomona College, before transferring to Juilliard, where he was awarded the Hector Zaraspe Award for choreography. He has performed works by Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, and Merce Cunningham, and has danced for NYC-based choreographers Brian Brooks and Kate Weare. His work has been shown at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and National YoungArts Week.

MARCUS CRAWFORD GUY hails from Glasgow, Scotland. A graduate of the Dance School of Scotland and The Juilliard School Drama Division, he is enjoying collaborating with artists with a variety of skills. In New York he has worked with The Little Orchestra Society, the Center for Innovation in the Arts at Juilliard and in many developmental works at Dixon Place. In Scotland he has worked with the BBC, STV, Glasgow Citizen's Theatre and at the Edinburgh International Festival. Most recently, he appeared in Talya Chalef's multimedia exploration of Dutch trade routes in New York City,PORT CITIES, NY, which was hosted on the Waterfront Museum. Marcus is a keen teaching artist, a regular ASTEP volunteer and helms stART Osceola, a college prep initiative in Central Florida. Follow @mcrawfordguy.

DAEVID MENDIVIL is a NYC based multi-disciplinary artist in the visual and performing arts, creating expressive works through dance, painting, photography, music, film & design. With a classical ballet background, Daevid combines his artistic abilities to awaken awareness through different mediums according to each individual project. In Cookie, Daevid is primarily behind the scenes, creating the light design as well as contributing visual art for the opening art installation. For more about his works visit www.Daevid.net.

COLIN FULLER, native to Florida, trained primarily under Dawhone Perry and Peter Stark before moving to New York to join the School of American Ballet. Additional studies include: William Forsythe's "Art Of", Paris Opera Ballet Summer, and Nederlands Dans Theater Summer. While at Juilliard, Colin has performed the repertoire of Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham, and Ji?í Kylián. He has also had the opportunity to be in the creative process of Brian Brooks and Kyle Abraham. In 2014, Colin was chosen to participate in Juilliard's Choreographers and Composers Concert with collaborator Nathan Pezzotti. In 2016 Colin graduated from the Juilliard School. Professionally, Colin has danced for Kate Weare, Lar Lubovitch, and Jonah Bokaer. Colin now lives in New York, continuing his career as a freelance performer and creator and has created his own company Sketch Theater.



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