Erin Markey's SINGLET Announces Extension Through 6/12
The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of SINGLET, a new play written and created by award-winning performance artist Erin Markey and directed by Jordan Fein. Markey's most recent work includes Boner Killer and the mythopoeic musical A Ride on the Irish Cream.
In SINGLET, genre-defying artist Erin Markey draws on their longstanding friendship and working relationship with actor Emily Davis to create a performance that maps the bonds and hysteria of earned intimacy. Combining Markey's singular style with a host of influences-spanning Genet's The Maids, celebrity psychotherapist Esther Perel's available-on-Audible couples counseling sessions, Notes on a Scandal, Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan Quartet and Precious Moments Collectible Dolls - this kaleidoscopic world premiere production grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together.
By turns tenacious and tender, SINGLET reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers. Performed by Erin Markey and Emily Davis Scenic design by Carolyn Mraz, Costume design by Enver Chakartash with Carter Kidd, Lighting design by Barbara Samuels, Sound design by Jeff Aaron Bryant with Sadah Espii Proctor, Stage management by Kedian Keohan, Production management by Ann Marie Dorr, Scenery fabricated by The Lab Scenic Studio, Produced by un sphinx incompris (David Bruin, Artistic Director; Tessa Lee, Assistant Producer). Location: The Bushwick Starr theater: 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn, NY [between Irving and Wyckoff]
Directions: Via Subway take the L Train to Jefferson Street, exit at Starr Street, walk against traffic on Starr, and the theater is 3/4 of a block on the right. For detailed driving directions visit: www.thebushwickstarr.org/directions Tickets available at www.thebushwickstarr.org
About Erin Markey: The "hilariously sociopathic" (NY Times) Erin Markey is a performer and writer/creator of live performance works, often darkly comedic and driven by original music compositions. They* are an Eliot Norton Award winner and were Artforum's pick for Best Music of 2016. Markey recently completed a 2017 residency at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater and was an artist in residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, The Corporation of Yaddo (upcoming) and New York Theater Workshop. Her* work has been presented at Abrons Arts Center, PS 122, New Museum, Mass MOCA, MoMA, American Realness Festival, Under The Radar Festival, The Kennedy Center (upcoming), UCB and frequently at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. Her shows have toured nationally and internationally to ART (Cambridge, MA), The Yard Theater (London, UK), FringeArts (Philadelphia, PA), Luminato Festival (Toronto, ON), PICA's TBA Festival (Portland, OR), Fierce Festival (Birmingham, UK), Fusebox Festival (Austin, TX, upcoming), San Francisco Film Society and more.
Markey is a performing company member of the Obie Award-winning Half Straddle and she co-composed music for Ghost Rings (New York Live Arts, 2016). Markey's most recent music/theater works include Boner Killer (2017) and A Ride On The Irish Cream (2016). As an actor, Markey has worked with John Cameron Mitchell, Anne Kauffman, Dave Malloy, Young Jean Lee, Paula Pell, Scott Wittman, Michael Friedman, Rachel Chavkin, and Stephen Sondheim. *Like so many people, Markey uses language to both affirm and expand her sense of self. She currently prefers to use both "she/her" and "they/their" pronouns. Both affirm and expand. Both are correct. Her advice is to take a chance on "they" when writing about her.
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning non profit theater that presents an annual Season of new performance work. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established performance companies come to experiment and innovate. Our past Seasons have included new work from groundbreaking artists such as Heather Christian, The Mad Ones, Clare Barron, Dave Malloy, The Debate Society, the TEAM, and Half Straddle.