WE WILL BE EPHEMERAL and More Set for 'Staging Film' Series at The Tank
The Tank will present the second screening in their new Staging Film series on Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm at 312 West 36th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues).
The screening will feature the films We Will Be Ephemeral, This Thing of Ours, and 16 Words or Less, followed by a talkback with the creators of the films, including playwright Mallery Avidon, director Meghan Finn, and actor Black Eyed Susan.
Staging Film is a community of theater MAKERS exploring new ways to tell stories on film. We meld the contemporary American stage and screen to create short translations rather than adaptations. This means experimenting with untraditional techniques in cinematography, set design, sound design, and performance to record the visceral magic of theater on camera. The result is something that does not fit neatly into a defined medium, but rather shines in the liminal space between.
We Will Be Ephemeral
Written by Mallery Avidon
Directed by Teddy Bergman
Friendships unwinding, growing up in the '90s
Crew: Alex Basco Koch (Cinematographer), Solomon Billinkoff (Editor, PA, & B-Roll), MOTI MARGOLIN (Editor), Stephanie Beattie (Location & Post Production Sound), Winslow Corbett (Makeup), and Anna Rooney (PA & B-Roll)
This Thing of Ours
Written by Caridad Svich
Directed by José Zayas
Original Score by Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields)
Women work to build trust after terrorism
16 Words or Less
Written by Peggy Stafford
Directed by Meghan Finn
Original Score by Mike Cassedy
A tale of hair, loss, grief, and language
Crew: Alex Basco Koch (Cinematographer, Editor), Bryan Gunnar Cole (Editor), Stephanie Beattie (Location & Post Production Sound), Victoria Soechting (Costume Design), Christopher & Justin Swader (Set Design), Solomon Billinkoff (PA), Anna Rooney (PA & B-Roll), Lindsay Schapiro (PA)
In October, The Tank presented Staging Film's Domesticity by Chisa Hutchinson, directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord and Over the River and Through the Woods by acclaimed filmmaker Neil LaBute, directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, with an original score by Tony nominee Heidi Rodewald. In the new year, Staging Film will host a screening of Who Knows?, directed by Alex Basco Koch and Kevin Townley, featuring Tony nominee Arian Moayed, downtown theater legend Edgar Oliver, Kevin Townley, Obie winner Marylouise Burke, Emmy nominee Jackie Hoffman, & Hanna Cheek. Staging Film and The Tank will also announce the first official season for the series in the new year.
The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter serving emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression. We serve over 1,000 artists every year in over 400 performances, and work across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, public affairs, and storytelling. Our goal is to foster an environment of inclusiveness and remove the burden of cost from the creation of new work for artists launching their careers and experimenting within their art form. The heart of our services is providing free performance space in our 98 seat proscenium and 56 seat black-box that we operate in Manhattan, and we also offer a suite of other services such as free rehearsal space, promotional support, artist fees, and much more. We keep ticket prices affordable and view our work as democratic, opening up both the creation and attendance of the arts to all. Since its founding in 2003, artists who have come through The Tank include Alex Timbers, Amy Herzog, Lucy Alibar, Mike Daisey, Reggie Watts, Kyle Abraham, Andrew Bujalski, We Are Scientists, and tens of thousands of others. Learn more at www.thetanknyc.org.