Sea Dog Theater To Present Site Specific Production Of THE CATASTROPHE CLUB
Sea Dog Theater follows up their award-winning 2018 season with the World Premiere of Devin Burnam's site-specific play, The Catastrophe Club. The production runs October 18 - November 22 and is directed by longtime Sea Dog collaborator Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy. Opening night is slated for October 18.
The company's 2018 season received seven New York Innovative Theater Awards (NYIT) Nominations and received the NYIT Award for Outstanding Revival and Outstanding Director for their production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley.
The Catastrophe Club invites you 500 years into the future to examine the early 21st century just before the collapse of civilization as we know it. The world of 2520 is sanitized, organized, in relative peace and safety, and because public gatherings are forbidden, isolated. However, some of our distant descendants have begun to ask questions. They have crept out into public to meet in an illegal recreation room to peer into our past and consider what it meant to alive in 2019.
The cast features Sue Kim (Convention/Brontosaurus Haircut Productions), Dan Kublick (The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise/The Play Company, NYT Critic's Pick), Cassandra Nwokah (Sing, Goddess!/HERE Arts), Rachel Towne (Romeo and Juliet/Smith Street Stage), and Stewart Walker (The Woodsman directed by Alexander Dinelaris/Oberon Theatre Ensemble).
The creative team includes lighting designer by Guy de Lancey, sound design Tye Hunt Fitzgerald, stage management Whitney Bahr, assistant director Katie Cundari with Jennifer Hibbs serving as artistic associate. Produced by Christopher Domig, Janelle Garcia Domig and Sea Dog Theater.
Tickets are $30 and are available at www.thecatastropheclub.com. Advance tickets required, there is limited seating at the venue. Audience members will enter the world of the play on the day of the show, when they will be emailed the location of the secret meeting point which is a short walk (2 minutes) from Bleecker & Lafayette. From there they will be given the venue's location. (Please note that the venue is not handicap accessible and there is one flight of stairs.) Running time: 90 minutes.
Friday, October 18 at 7 pm (Opening)
Sunday, October 20 at 5 pm
Wednesday, October 23 at 7 pm
Friday, October 25 at 7 pm
Monday, October 28 at 7 pm
Wednesday. October 30 at 7 pm
Friday, November 1 at 7 pm
Monday, November 4 at 7 pm
Wednesday, November 6 at 7 pm
Friday, November 8 at 7 pm
Monday, November 11 at 7 pm
Wednesday, November 13 at 7 pm
Friday, November 15 at 7 pm
Monday, November 18 at 7 pm
Wednesday, November 20 at 7 pm
Friday, November 22 at 7 pm
Devin Burnam (Playwright) is a Brooklyn based writer and performer with a penchant for trying to convince you to put on a play in your backyard and/or living room. His extended family of likeminded collaborators includes Mason Holdings (Consumption & Unseen & Unheard Salon Series) and Sister Sylvester. He is also a frequent contributor to Naked Angels Tuesdays @9. www.devinburnam.com - ww.abandonedgasstation.com
Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy (Director) is an actress, playwright, director, and producer. Recent directing work includes Romeo and Juliet (Smith Street), and Brain Trust (Core Artists Ensemble). Shaun is a recipient of the Theatre Hall of Fame’s 2017 Emerging Theatre Artist Award and was one of Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2018/2019 Speakers’ Corner playwrights. With Sea Dog, she has performed in numerous readings including Clybourne Park, Inherit the Wind, among others. As an actor, Shaun was last seen in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Smith Street Stage), Richard III (NYIT Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress/Smith Street Stage), and Advance Man (Gideon Productions). www.shaunbfauntleroy.com
Sea Dog Theater is an award-winning theater company and was founded in 2016 by Christopher Domig and Janelle Garcia Domig. Sea Dog Theater produces new and established work that addresses questions of alienation and reconciliation. They believe that great theater offers us opportunities in paying attention and cultivating compassion. Sea Dog received a New York Innovative Theatre Award for Best Revival for their 2018 production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
Past productions include the World Premiere of The Rare Biosphere by Chris Cragin Day, Not From Here (Ace Hotel Artists in Residence), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley, The Waste Land: A Performance/Installation by TS Eliot, Dirt by Robert Schneider (FringeNYC Best Actor in a solo-show, NYIT Nominee Best Actor in a solo-show). www.seadogtheater.org