Theatre 167 to Bring JACKSON HEIGHTS TRILOGY to Queens Museum, 1/19

By: Jan. 07, 2014

Theatre 167 will bring its critically acclaimed JACKSON HEIGHTS TRILOGY to the Queens Museum for a site-specific performance on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2:00-5:00PM.

The interactive event will feature scenes from three Theatre 167 plays -167 TONGUES, YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE, and JACKSON HEIGHTS 3AM - all inspired by the most diverse neighborhood in the world.

The plays were originally performed in multiple locations throughout Queens and Manhattan from 2009-2013 and are now re-imagined as a performance installation. This one-day event is appropriate for all ages.

Theatre 167 is a multicultural, multilingual ensemble dedicated to creating imaginative, deeply collaborative plays that investigate our cultural complexities. They develop and produce new work that explores our essential humanity and builds bridges between and among diverse communities.

Named for the 167 languages spoken in Jackson Heights, Theatre 167 experiments with form and process to develop theatrical productions that celebrate a multitude of voices.

The Queens Museum (formerly the Queens Museum of Art) recently completed a two-year, $69 million renovation, increasing its size to 105,000 sq. feet equipped with new galleries, artist studios, and a grand, sky-lit atrium.

Queens International is the Queens Museum's biennial of artists living or working in Queens. Currently in its sixth iteration, Queens International 2013 includes more performances and participatory events than ever before. The January 19 event marks the closing day of the exhibition.

Admission to the trilogy is free to the public with a suggested donation to the Museum.

The trilogy has been excerpted in the Lincoln Center Theater REVIEW and will be published by INDIE THEATER NOW.

THE JACKSON HEIGHTS TRILOGY is conceived and directed by Ari Laura Kreith. The January 19th event is envisioned for the museum by Kreith, Jenny Lyn Bader, and Joy Tomasko.

It will be performed by Varin Ayala*, Farah Bala*, J.Stephen Brantley*, Rajesh Bose*, Arlene Chico-Lugo*, Ross DeGraw*, Jyotsna du Ciel*, Nick Fehlinger, Marcelino Feliciano, Todd Flaherty*, Samuel T. Gaines*, Israel Gutierrez*, Vanessa Hernandez*, Alex Kip*, Michele Leavy*, Ephraim Lopez*, Anthony Vaughn Merchant*, Sergey Nagorny, Alicia Sable*, Indika Senanayake*, Lipica Shah*, Gen Parton Shin, Marshall Spann*, and Nela Wagman*.?•performing courtesy AEA

The stage manager will be Abbey Bay, who received the 2013 New York Innovative Theatre Award for outstanding stage management for her work on THE JACKSON HEIGHTS TRILOGY in Manhattan.

Angie Sohlberg served as dramaturg. The assistant director is Rebecca Radoskowicz. Theatre 167's production photographer is Joel Weber.

167 TONGUES by Jenny Lyn Bader, Meny Beriro, Alvin Eng, Steven Fechter, Jennifer Gibbs, Les Hunter, Anna Kushner, Rehana Mirza, Suzanne Sheptock, Stefanie Zadravec

YOU ARE NOW THE OWNER OF THIS SUITCASE by Mando Alvarado, Jenny Lyn Bader, Barbara Cassidy, Les Hunter, Joy Tomasko, Gary Winter and Stefanie Zadravec

JACKSON HEIGHTS 3AM by Jenny Lyn Bader, J.Stephen Brantley, Ed Cardona Jr., Les Hunter, Tom Miller, Melisa Tien and Joy Tomasko

This event is funded in part by a grant from the Queens Council for the Arts.


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