The Tank To Present Theatre Of War's WEEKEND
The Tank (Meghan Finn and Rosalind Grush, Artistic Directors) in association with Theatre of War will present the World Premiere of Weekend, adapted and directed by Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (Dutchman) from Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film, at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), November 18-December 2. Performances will be on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm, Thursday, November 29 at 8pm, Friday, November 30 at 8pm, Saturday, December 1 at 8pm, and Sunday, December 2 at 8pm. Tickets ($25 General; $15 Student) are available for advance purchase at www.thetanknyc.org. The performance will run approximately 40 minutes, with no intermission.
A monstrous couple sets out on a weekend journey along the American countryside to collect inheritance money by any means. While encountering a bizarre mélange of weirdo historical and fantastical figures, the lines of reality and fantasy blur, endless car crashes occur, and an encroaching band of cannibal revolutionaries are littering the roads with corpses.
The cast will feature Jonathan Schenk, Lilja Owsley, Heinley Gaspard, and Katiuska Tahiri Herrand with Sound Design by Christopher-Rashee Stevenson, and Lighting Design by Anthony Dean.
Christopher-Rashee Stevenson (Director) is a freelance director/performer from Baltimore. His reworking of Amiri Baraka's cult classic Dutchman appeared at The Tank last February and enjoyed a one night only showing recently at The Wild Project. Stevenson is a recent alum of the 2018 Lincoln Center Theater Director's Lab. His work both as performer and director has been featured at The Performing Garage, JACK, HERE Arts Center, The Actor's Studio, American Repertory Theater, Bushwick Starr, Millennium Film Workshop, and the Eubie Blake Jazz Institute/Cultural Center.
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter and producer. Our mission is to remove economic barriers from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form, and to do so in an environment that is inclusive and accessible. We serve over 2,000 artists every year in over 800 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our two-stage theater complex Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We support work at all phases of development, from readings and residencies to fully-produced world premieres. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all.
Recent Tank-produced work includes Drama Desk-nominated productions Ada/Ava (2016), youarenowhere (2016), The Paper Hat Game (2017), the ephemera trilogy (2017), and The Hunger Artist (2018), as well as New York Times Critics' Picks The Offending Gesture by Mac Wellman, directed by Meghan Finn (2016) and Red Emma & The Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan, directed by Katie Lindsay (2018). Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Kyle Jarrow, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. www.thetanknyc.org