Michael + Patrick Debut A DOLL'S HOUSE PT.3 At Exponential Festival
Michael + Patrick (Michael Breslin, Patrick Foley) announce the festival run of A Doll's House Pt. 3 at Triskelion Arts as part of The 2019 Exponential Festival (www.theexponentialfestival.org).
First premiering at Ars Nova's ANT Fest, A Doll's House Pt. 3 picks up where Nora left off, after she picked up where she left off, after slamming the door on her husband and children in 1879. Using ASMR, makeup tutorials, trap music, and the tarantella, Michael + Patrick as Ivar and Bob with Anna Crivelli as Emmie explore how to process trauma in a world where theater is dead and content is queen. All shows will be at the Douglas Elliman Studio at Triskelion Arts at 7pm January 11-13, 2019.
In A Doll's House Pt. 3, Michael + Patrick continue the subversion and manipulation of theatrical form utilized in This American Wife and described as "brilliant comedy" that "orbit[s] both reality and theatricality" by The Daily Beast. The "Best Plays and Musicals of 2018 List" in Buzzfeed News called Michael + Patrick's work a "transfixing, thought-provoking exploration of the relationship between gay male identity and the conspicuous consumption of...reality programming." A Doll's House Pt. 3 continues the duo's desire to investigate their (and our) relationships to media, this time with a classical bent.
"After a really exciting 2018 at ANT fest and Next Door at NYTW, we're excited to bring our work to the Exponential Festival!" said Michael + Patrick. They continued, "For this piece, we wanted to adapt a New Play that neither of us had read before to explore our own frustrations and experiences in new play development, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 leapt out to us." "We were interested with locating our current culture's obsession with ASMR and YouTubers in Ibsen's historic realism and 20th century acting systems--investigating spontaneity and representation with a ton of music, dance, and "fun." We ask you, 'What place does theater history have in our Content Culture of 2019?'
For complete A Doll's House Pt. 3 information, visit http://www.theexponentialfestival.org/adollshouse