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JACK Presents SEHNSUCHT, Created by Theater Company TV


In this collaboratively-created play by blossoming theater company TV, the ensemble unpacks the longing one can feel for another time and place, whether real or imagined: childhood, years without war, early human history, a time when everyone enjoyed the outdoors and raised chickens and heard gossip from the neighbors, when strawberries were tiny and sour. With choral odes by Deepali Gupta, this whimsical show hops millennia in its exploration of what once was or never was at all.

Created by TV
Written by Michael Norton
Music and Lyrics by Deepali Gupta
Directed by Sarah Blush

Set by Brittany Vasta
Costumes by Christopher Metzger
Lights by Ken Wills
Sound by John Gasper
Props by Rhys Roffey
Produced by Caroline Gart & Ryan Gedrich
Stage Manager Michelle Navis
Technical Director Drew Francis

Production support provided by The Habitat.

August 23 - 25 at 7:30 pm
August 27 - September 1 at 7:30 pm

LOCATION: JACK | 505 ½ Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 | C or G train to Clinton-Washington

TICKETS: $18 ( or 866-811-4111, or cash only at the door)

TV is a theatre company consisting of director Sarah Blush and performers Brian Bock and Georgia Lee King. They build plays. Their work is often big and sweeping, mixing time and space and history in ways that are absurd and funny, athletic even.

Sarah Blush directs theatre and virtual reality. She is a co-artistic director of the theatre company TV, whose work includes Sehnsucht (JACK), Power Couple (Ars Nova ANT Fest), and My Favorite Character Was the Talking Vase (HERE). Other directing: Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Realm, NYU Graduate Acting, The Atlantic Acting School. Dixon Place, NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, The Flea, TinyRhino, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Associate/Assistant directing: Daniel Aukin, Mark Wing-Davey, Rachel Chavkin, Young Jean Lee, Richard Nelson, among others. Sarah was the recipient of New York Society Library's Emerging Female Artist Grant, a member of The Habitat's Directors Playground, and she's a New Georges Affiliated Artist. Upcoming: CAVE, a multi-viewer virtual reality experience premieres at SIGGRAPH in August. Sarah is a 2018-19 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellow.

Georgia Lee King is a performer and graduate of NYU: Tisch School of the Arts. She is a proud company member of TV. Recent theatrical credits include: Sehnsucht (JACK), Power Couple (Ars Nova), My Favorite Character Was the Talking Vase (HERE Arts Center), 245 and Counting (Theatre At St. Clement's), and MOCK (Theatre Row). THE A?TS (La Mama) in September; Everybody But Myself, a new web series.

Brian Bock is an actor, clown, writer and devised theater creator from California. He is a proud founding member of TV. An avid satirist of himself, Brian seeks to bring joy through the absurd misuse of his extensive limbs, among other things. He is a graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting program.

Caroline Gart has produced at Clubbed Thumb, New York Stage and Film, Vassar's Powerhouse Theater, The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, PS 122's COIL Festival, Abrons Arts Center, and The Public Theater. Recent projects include Cute Activist (The Bushwick Starr), New Saloon's Minor Character (The Public's UTR/Sharon Playhouse), Harry & the Thief (The Habitat), Good Men Wanted (Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle Series/Dixon Place), Toilet Fire (Abrons Arts Center), Songbird: A Tennessee Fiction (59E59), Andrew Schneider's YOUARENOWHERE (PS 122's Coil Festival, 2015 Obie Award Winner). Caroline is also the Managing Director of New Saloon.

Ryan Gedrich is a producer, dramaturg and performer, born and raised in wilds of New Jersey. He is a second-year producing fellow with Clubbed Thumb; recent work includes Turning Inward at Princeton University, Rinne Groff 's The Woman's Party, Milo Cramer's Cute Activist at the Bushwick Starr with New Saloon, Alex Borinsky's Weird Classrooms at University Settlement, SCUM at Dixon Place, IM LOST at TNC. Education: AB in Anthropology, Princeton University.

JACK's presenting season is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts - Art Works program, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New Music USA's NYC New Music Impact Fund (made possible with funding from The Scherman Foundation's Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund), Brooklyn Arts Council, The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Mental Insight Foundation, The Santvoord Foundation, The Laura B. Vogler Foundation, The Lida Foundation and M & T Charitable Foundation.

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