TIMES 365:24:7 to Run at The Brick Mar. 14 - Apr. 11
With The Lifeblood of the newspaper at threat of disappearing amidst a digital landscape - hurried along by the economic pressures of the current recession, Bone Orchard (http://www.boneorchard.org) investigates the nature of the news and the impact it has on daily life. From real and imagined perspectives of subjects, creators and audience, Times 365:24:7 negotiates fact and fiction to focus on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the economic global meltdown, and the mainstay of much contemporary journalism, local stories.
Times 365:24:7 is being developed in collaboration with David Giambusso, a freelance reporter for The New York Times and The New Jersey Star-Ledger. In addition, company members have interviewed and visited journalists at various news-making institutions, including The Financial Times, Dan Rather Reports, MSNBC, The New Yorker, Marie Claire and CNN.
Bone Orchard is dedicated to creating powerful and original theatre for our times. The ensemble of artists seeks to make boundary-breaking work that incorporates film and photography, and to re-think the experience of theatre each time a new piece is created. Last season, the company developed work that began as The Immediate Present, taking its audiences on a haunting journey through an old coffin factory in Williamsburg. The piece and its themes were further developed into a powerful multimedia experience, The Stubborn Illusion of Time, which played at The Brick in The Film Festival: A Theater Festival and, due to audience demand, was extended into a longer run.
Devisors/Performers: Gardiner Comfort, Stephanie Bratnick, Laura Jensen, Brian Farish, Maggie Surovell, Ayesha Ngaujah, Fatih Genckal, Jason Fleitz, Perri Yaniv and Leslie Graves. Conceiver/Director, Anna G. Jones, Dramaturg, Roweena Mackay, Movement Director,
Brian Farish, Associate Movement Coach, Gardiner Comfort, Vocal Coach, Maggie Surovell, Lighting Designer, Jeanette Yew (Resident Lighting Designer, Burke Brown), Sound Designers, Leslie Graves, Ted Pallas (Resident Sound Designer, Sharath Patel), Projection Designer, Ted Pallas; Costume Designer, Lia Cinquegrano, (Design Consultants, Brian Farish, Laura Jensen and other members of the Company), Stage Manager, Kevin Swanland.
Times 365:24:7 appears as part of The Brick's inaugural Mainstage Season. For the first time in its six-year history of providing audacious, high-quality theatrical experience to New York's most cutting-edge audiences, Williamsburg's Brick Theater is packaging six major productions under the umbrella of a single Mainstage Season. The Brick is also offering a variety of Season Ticket plans to ensure subscribers a first shot at its most exciting offerings to date.
All works in the Mainstage Season will enjoy full performance runs, preceded by low-cost previews performances. In addition to the mainstage shows, Penny Dreadful, The Brick's ongoing monthly serial - now in its second season! -will air two performances per month of each new episode. The Brick will also host several workshop performances of new works, as part of its ongoing commitment to developing new theater in New York City (schedule to be announced).
The Brick Theater is located at 575 Metropolitan Avenue (between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on the L & G subway lines (L: Lorimer stop; G: Metropolitan stop). For more detailed directions & further information, see www.bricktheater.com.
The Brick and its non-profit company, The Brick Theater, Inc. were founded in September of 2002 by Robert Honeywell and Michael Gardner. Formerly an auto-body shop, a storage space and a yoga center, this brick- walled garage was completely refurbished into a state-of-the-art theater complex, with a large sprung floor and professional lighting and sound package.
The Brick has been home to numerous critically acclaimed original productions, including three years of the New York Clown Theatre Festival, Richard Foreman's Harry in Love, The Film Festival: A Theater Festival (featuring Death at Film Forum and The Stubborn Illusion of Time), Babylon Babylon, Notes From Underground, Bitch Macbeth, The Debate Society's A Thought About Raya, Secrets History Remembers, The Pretentious Festival (including Every Play Ever Written and Macbeth Without Words), The Present Perfect, Bouffon Glass Menajoree, Strom Thurmond Is Not a Racist/Cleansed, The Death of Griffin Hunter, the Havel Festival, Sexadelic Cemetery, Greed: A Musical Love $tory, The Kung Fu Importance of Being Earnest, The $ellout Festival, Adventures of Caveman Robot, Total Faith in Cosmic Love, The Baby Jesus One-Act Jubilee, Memoirs of My Nervous Illness, The Moral Values Festival (featuring Dear Dubya, World Gone Wrong, My Year of Porn), Tupperware Orgy, Bizarre Science Fantasy, Who is Wilford Brimley? The Musical, Jenna is nuts, Habitat, In a Strange Room (based on William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying), Fallout Follies, Assurbanipal Babilla's Assyrian Monkey Fantasy and stagings of Chekhov's Three Sisters, O'Neill's Beyond the Horizon, Maria Irene Fornes' Abingdon Square and the Brooklyn premiere of legendary Polish playwright Stanislaw Witkiewicz's The Pragmatists.