THE HOUSE A New Immersive Theatrical Experience Comes to the Historic Montauk Club
Founding Creative Director Elizabeth Haag is pleased to announce that The House will be the first production of Guerrilla Theater Lab and Bash Entertainment. The event will consist of a 90-minute immersive theatrical performance, preceded by a 60-minute optional happy hour with musical entertainment. The House is a one-night, Immersive Theatrical Event, to be held on May 19th, 2018, in Park Slope Brooklyn at the historic Montauk Club.
The production is inspired by the Rural Trilogy by Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca. Over the course of the 2-hour production, the audience will be invited to explore the house, where all stories intertwine with the life of Lorca himself, primarily through movement, dance, music, improv and minimal dialogue. One story, leading up to a wedding, the other in the aftermath of a funeral, as the playwright looks on, unable to save his characters and ultimately unable to save himself.Experientially, the audience will be free to discover characters going through both the dramatic, and mundane, parts of their evenings within the house. The exquisite interior of The Montauk Club will act as the set for the production, playing as much a role as the actors.
The House's Creative & Production team include Assistant Direction/Stage Management by Anthony Logan Cole, Assistant Stage Management By Karl Custer, Choreography by Gabriela Burdsall, Movement by William Ruiz-Morales, Lighting Design by Karl Chmielewski & Original Score by Ian TurnerCapacity is limited, and advance purchase is highly recommended
Tickets are $65 and available online at www.thehousetheshow.com or at the door.
Additional information can be found online at www.thehousetheshow.com
Run Time: 90 Minutes, with option for an additional 60-minute VIP Reception
Advisories: There will be a good deal of walking over the course of the evening, however additional arrangements may be made in advance. Alcohol may be served as part of the performance. All audience members must be 21.
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Elizabeth Haag (Concept/Direction) is a Writer, Director, Producer and lifelong Brooklynite. Having gotten her start as a set designer, creating props and scenery at The New York Shakespeare Festival, she went on to pick up credits with Disney Theatrical, The Roundabout Theatre and many others. Her directing credits include "Boy Gets Girl" at Stella Adler, Two Musicals "Our Little Secret" and "A Great Infidelity" at Emerging Artists Theatre, and videos including "Wrecked" an original TV pilot. Most recently she created an immersive piece for Art House Productions in Jersey City and directed "Moxie" at the Magnet Theater. Liz has written for Gawker Media, Edelman PR, and SXSW. Her work with The Executives Comedy, has been performed in New York at The Magnet, and at Out of Bounds, Montreal, San Francisco and ATX, Sketcfests. Liz has performed at The Magnet, Ars Nova, The Pit, UCB, Del Close Marathon, and toured with the play "In The Voice of Our Mothers." Liz also owns and operates BASH Entertainment creating highly unique, interactive theatrics for events.
Akia (Co-Producer) is an award-winning Producer, Director & Arts Administrator. She is the Founding Artistic Director of Rising Sun Performance Company and Company Manager for the Innovative Theatre Foundation where she serves on their honorary awards committee. She served as the Company Manager for the international sensation, Blue Man Group at the Astor Place Theater for 10 years. Akia has received critical praise for her direction of multiple productions including "Hellcab", "Goodnight Lovin' Trail", "The Last Supper", "Crapshoot", "Bug" & "The Glory of Living". Past notable credits include working on staff at Horse Trade Theatre Group, serving as General Manager for FRIGID New York's inaugural year, and returning in multiple positions for each subsequent year; as Production Coordinator for nationally acclaimed Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, overseeing the playwrights' unit and INSIGHT 13 production series and on the Advisory board of the Paul Butterfield Fund & Society. She is a recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards "Founders Award" for her contributions to the organization and Off Off Broadway Community and Two Time "Congeniality" Award Winner from the Planet Connections Theatre Festival for her community involvement. You can learn more about her work here at www.akiasquitieri.com and www.risingsunnyc.com
The Montauk Club was founded in 1889 and has remained a private club since its founding. The magnificent Club House was designed by the famed New York architect Francis H. Kimball, who was inspired by a palace on Venice's Grand Canal. The Club House was completed in 1891 and its Venetian gothic architecture, carved mahogany woodwork and beautiful stained-glass windows remain its signature features. Today, the Club is a vibrant part of its Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood. The club serves dinner and brunch and is available for Catered events, TV and Movie shoots also Members organize a variety of events year-round. Recently the Club has hosted talks by local authors, jazz performances, prohibition era cocktail functions and Victorian era salon parties. http://www.montaukclub.com