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Liars & Believers to Bring TALK TO STRANGERS to Club Oberon, 2/19

Liars & Believers is thrilled to announce Talk to Strangers, a collaborative performance piece featuring live music, installation art, mask, video, aerial performance, dance, poetry and more. Liars & Believers, a resident artist of a.r.t.'s Club Oberon, will partner with fellow Club Oberon resident The Boston Circus Guild and over 20 local performers to execute this coLAB production. Talk to Strangers is directed by Jason Slavick with music direction by Chuck Lechien and will be on stage at Oberon for one night only: February 19, 2015.

Talk to Strangers asks "How did we get so isolated? And how do we come together?" Though we appear more connected than ever, deep divides everywhere from social media to politics are ever present. In the end, we are all searching for a connection - physically, digitally, or however we can. Talk to Strangers searches for a remedy, bringing people together in the intimacy of strangers. "Everywhere we turn, we find people reaching out to belong to something, to connect with others, to be heard," says Artistic Director Jason Slavick. "With Talk to Strangers we've joined a crew of fellow artists to wrestle with this challenging human condition."

So where does the answer lie? With you. The audience is invited to share ideas, inspiration, and spark conversation to help Liars & Believers create the show. What makes Talk to Strangers different from other performances is that the audience is able to guide the trajectory of the show via social media.

Director Jason Slavick, an innovative American theatre artist, has over 20 years of writing and directing plays, musicals and performance events. His plays include ICARUS and Song of Songs: A Love Romp. He also wrote and directed Le Cabaret Grimm -- a punk cabaret fairy tale, which premiered in Boston in 2010 and played in New York in 2012 at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, winning the categories of best featured performer, best design, and receiving an honorable mention for choreography.

Music director Chuck Lechien is the founder and creative director of the Boston Circus Guild, as well as Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. He co-wrote and co-produced Mischief in the Machine, in 2008, and has continued on as musical director with Boston Circus Guild from then on.

LAB will be building on their previous experiments with creating accessible performances from their super titled captioned performances of ICARUS last May at OBERON, with added accessibility elements such as video projection, supertitle captioning, American Sign Language as part of the performance.

Liars & Believers expands the language of live performance, exploring the widest variety of theatrical forms, creating accessible, unique shows that meaningfully engage the world we share.

DETAILS:

Talk to Strangers

Where: Club Oberon, Harvard Square, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge MA 02138

When: February 19th, 2015 at 7:30pm :: One Night Only

Tickets: $25.00 - $35.00; On sale at www.americanreperatorytheatre.org

Check out the trailer - TALK TO STRANGERS, and visit Liars & Believers, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for more.



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