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Theaterlab to Present Michelle Levy's RUINS OF ACHELACH

Theaterlab (Orietta Crispino, Artistic Director and Jolene Noelle, Program Director) will present Michelle Levy's Ruins of Achelach, Restaged as part of its ongoing Solo Sunday Series on Sunday, January 8th at 6:00 pm at its Midtown home (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenue).

Michelle Levy summons the serendipitous elements that brought her to this moment: a déja vu in a field; a religious craving; an overlooked report card that is very, very old; a letter drafted from the sky; a grandmother's cryptic message; a scotch sour; Poland; and possibly, falafel.

Performed at the intersection of premonition, research and reanimation, Ruins of Achelach, Restaged shares a genealogical mystery as it unfolds.

Ruins of Achelach, Restaged is created and performed by Michelle Levy, directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and with lighting design by Guy De Lancey. An excerpt of Ruins of Achelach, Restaged was presented as part of Theaterlab's Solo Sunday Showcase in August 2016.

"Presenting Michelle Levy's entertaining and thought-provoking Ruins of Achelach, Restaged is the perfect way to kick off such an uncertain year," said Orietta Crispino, Theaterlab's Artistic Director. "Michelle is a phenomenal, tour-de-force performer, and this piece is one-of-a-kind."

Michelle Levy is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her multimedia storytelling-based performances investigate personal belief-systems in a collective and relatable way. Her current evolving performance about her father, Come Back, debuted at multiple NYC venues in 2015. Her longest running performance, the Search for Agent C, a trans-media investigation about the character Agent Dale Cooper from the TV show Twin Peaks, has received critical attention from both the contemporary art and fan communities. Levy's artistic activities have received mention in Flavorpill, The Gothamist, Hyperallergic, Laist, The Sundance Channel Blog, Welcome to Twin Peaks, and others. She has performed at venues including Dixon Place, Flux Factory, Glasshouse Gallery, Gowanus Studio Space, Littlefield, Magnet Theater, Pete's Candy Story, Secret Project Robot, Spectacle Theater, and Theaterlab in New York City and Machine Project in Los Angeles.

Tickets to Ruins of Achelach, Restaged are $15 general admission and $12 students and seniors with valid identification at The performance is Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 6pm at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor; between 8th and 9th Ave.; Subway: A/C/E or 1/2/3 to 34th St.).

Theaterlab's Solo Sunday Series champions the unique potential of the solo performer and challenge artists to craft ambitious explorations of the specific and intimate relationship between individual performer and spectator. The Solo Sunday Series features an array of developmental, educational, and performance opportunities for solo artists

Theaterlab is an artistic laboratory dedicated to research into the nature of live performance. Through the development of new and experimental work, including theater, music, and visual arts, Theaterlab supports New York City's diverse community of artists as well as the general public interested in seeing emerging new work. Artists who have developed their work at Theaterlab include Nicole Renaud, Reut Shemesh, Linda Olthof, THE TRIP, Jacques Perdigues, Megan Metrikin, and Yuri Lemeshev. In addition to producing and presenting new work, Theaterlab provides affordable space for rehearsal and project development, including resident and affiliate artists programs.

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