THE WANDERER Continues BAM's Next Wave Festival, Beginning. Tonight

BAM Fisher performances as part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival culminate in December with an elaborate story ballet and a critically-acclaimed one-man show. Designed as an intimate and flexible performance space for both emerging and established artists, the BAM Fisher became part of the BAM campus in the fall of 2012. All tickets are $20.

The Wanderer
World Premiere
Jessica Lang Dance

Choreography by Jessica Lang
Lighting design by Nicole Pearce
Visual Concept by Jessica Lang
Set design by Mimi Lien

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), 321 Ashland Pl
Dec 3-6 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $20

Master Class: Jessica Lang Dance
With Jessica Lang and company members
Dec 4 at 12pm
Mark Morris Dance Center (3 Lafayette Ave)
Price: $20

Jessica Lang makes her BAM debut with The Wanderer, a narrative ballet set to Franz Shubert's Die schöne Müllerin-a song cycle based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. Lang's keen visual sense and signature blend of ballet and contemporary movement transform the space from a stage to an extravagant fairytale world.

The nine dancers-joined onstage by pianist Tyson Deaton and vocalist Steven LaBrie-manipulate designer Mimi Lien's set, constructed entirely of white string. The elegant costumes are designed by former Mark Morris Dance Group member and Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald, who was a classmate of Lang's at Juilliard.

BAM and Irish Arts Center present

Howie the Rookie
Landmark Productions
Written and directed by Mark O'Rowe

Set and costume design by Paul Wills
Lighting design by Sinéad McKenna
Sound design by Philip Stewart

BAM Fisher (Fishman Space), 321 Ashland Pl
Dec 10-13 at 7:30pm, Dec 14 at 3pm
Tickets: $20

Presented by BAM and Irish Arts Center, this one-man remounting of Mark O'Rowe's critically acclaimed Howie the Rookie comes to BAM courtesy of Ireland's Landmark Productions. O'Rowe reconceived his original two-man play for a single performer to portray both the Howie and the Rookie after searching for an actor to match the award-winning Tom Vaughan-Lawlor's ability (Best Actor, Irish Times Theatre Awards 2013). Originally staged in New York in 2001 at PS 122, this brutal but funny script follows a revenge-fueled run-in on the violent streets of working-class Dublin. The New York Times called O'Rowe's drama, " of those rare, shiver-making instances in which language seems to become truly physical."

Mark O'Rowe's plays include From Both Hips (Fishamble, 1997), Howie the Rookie (Bush Theatre, 1999), Made in China (Abbey Theatre, 2001), and Crestfall (Gate Theatre, 2003). Howie the Rookie won the George Devine Award when it premiered at the Bush Theatre in 1999. It also won the Irish Times Best New Play Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. In 2007 O'Rowe wrote Terminus which opened at the Abbey Theatre and won a Fringe First award when it transferred to the Edinburgh Festival in 2008. It undertook a major world tour in 2011 throughout the UK, US, and Australia. His latest work, Our Few and Evil Days, featuring Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinds, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor premiered at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin to great acclaim. In 2003, O'Rowe wrote his first feature film, Intermission, which starred Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy. His other screenplays include adaptations of Jonathan Trigell's novel, Boy A, for Cuba Pictures and Channel 4; Perrier's Bounty; and Daniel Clay's 2008 novel Broken, which starred Cillian Murphy and Tim Roth. He wrote the short films Epithet (2011) and Debris (2012), which he also directed.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor graduated with a degree in Drama Studies from the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College Dublin and continued his training at RADA. Theater credits include The Quare Fellow (Oxford Stage Company), Translations (National Theatre, London), The Field (Tricycle Theatre), and This Lime Tree Bower (Young Vic). Vaughan-Lawlor appeared at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin as Christy Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World, which also toured North America. His other performances include Lyngstrand in Ibsen's The Lady From The Sea (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal (Abbey Theatre), Len in Edward Bond's Saved (Peacock Theatre), and the Dauphin in Henry V, directed by Jonathan Munby at the Manchester Royal Exchange, for which he was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award. Other recent theater roles include Frank Lubey in All My Sons with David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker, directed by Howard Davies in the West End; and Jerry Devine in Juno and the Paycock, directed by Howard Davies with Ciara?n Hinds and Sine?ad Cusack for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and the National Theatre, London. Last year Vaughan-Lawlor appeared in Howard Brenton's 55 Days at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Howard Davies. His film appearances include The Tiger's Tail opposite Brendan Gleeson, directed by John Boorman; and opposite Maggie Smith, Anne Hathaway, and Julie Walters in Becoming Jane, directed by Julian Jarrold. Vaughan-Lawlor plays the leading role of Nidge in the award-winning RTE? TV drama series Love/Hate written by Stuart Carolan, for which he won Best Actor at the 2013 Irish Film and Television Awards. He won Best Actor Award at the 2013 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for his performance in Howie the Rookie.

Landmark Productions is one of Ireland's leading theater producers. Led by Anne Clarke, the company produces wide-ranging and ambitious work in Ireland and tours Irish work abroad. Its most recent productions include Enda Walsh's Misterman and Ballyturk (co-produced with Galway International Arts Festival), both of which starred Cillian Murphy and toured internationally to huge acclaim. Future plans include a new production of Enda Walsh's The Walworth Farce, starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Domhnall Gleeson, which opens at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin in January 2015.

BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas, and BAMcafé are located in the Peter Jay Sharp building at 30 Lafayette Avenue (between St Felix Street and Ashland Place) in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn. BAM Harvey Theater is located two blocks from the main building at 651 Fulton Street (between Ashland and Rockwell Places). Both locations house Greenlight Bookstore at BAM kiosks. BAM Fisher, located at 321 Ashland Place, is the newest addition to the BAM campus and houses the Judith and Alan Fishman Space and Rita K. Hillman Studio. BAM Rose Cinemas is Brooklyn's only movie house dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film and repertory programming. BAMcafé, operated by Great Performances, offers a bar menu and dinner entrées prior to BAM Howard Gilman Opera House evening performances. BAMcafé also features an eclectic mix of live music for BAMcafé Live on Friday and Saturday nights with a bar menu available starting at 6pm.

Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5, Q, B to Atlantic Avenue - Barclays Center (2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St for Harvey Theater) D, N, R to Pacific Street; G to Fulton Street; C to Lafayette Avenue. Train: Long Island Railroad to Atlantic Terminal - Barclays Center. Bus: B25, B26, B41, B45, B52, B63, B67 all stop within three blocks of BAM Car: Commercial parking lots are located adjacent to BAM. For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit

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