WHAT WE DO Premieres In Rep At IRT Theatre With Andre Vauthey
The How: What We Do, part of the 3B Development Series, currently running at IRT Theatre 154 Christopher St. NYC #3B (third floor), is a daring and engrossing movement piece developed by the artists in the rehearsal process and explored through improvisation. What We Do runs the gamut of attention, attraction, separation, and oneness. It is a fluid kinetic representation of what it means to part of a whole or wholly apart. Joshua Crone reviewed it in OuterStage saying it is was compelling, organically choreographed and deeply moving.
The How: What We Do runs through this week, closing on August 2nd before the next performance piece moves in. Directed by Polina Ionina; William Hand, Shay Wisniewski, André Vauthey, and Rosalee DeHuff are featured. André Vauthey, a doctor turned actor, had a truly unique story to tell:
"I am a young Swiss doctor-turned-actor who moved to the states about two and half years ago. After working as a doctor, I realized that even though I was doing a very meaningful work, I wasn't living in harmony with myself. As I wandered in my inner self, I remembered that as a kid I used to love acting and would even force my older brother to perform in front of our parents. So I decided to give it a try. I needed guidance and decided to move to NYC to study at the Lee Strasberg's Theater and Film Institute. I fell in love with both the city and the school and decided to complete their entire two year conservatory program and stay here. This has been an incredible journey and my state of mind has changed forever.
HUNGER opens August 3 at IRT: When a manic episode prompts a struggling artist to create a YouTube Live persona and disappear into Times Square for four days, he emerges with a primer on how to survive Late Capitalism. Running August 3-5; 10-12; 15-18 at 8pm, the 75 Minute piece offers $15 - $25 seats. IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor) https://hunger.brownpapertickets.com/
William Hand (author/performer); Polina Ionina (performer); Paulina Jurzec (designer/videographer)
Hunger specifies theater making as an act of labor, and examines the collective reimagining of labor in our digital fame economy.
William Hand is the co-founder of The How, an international performance ensemble in NYC. His most recent NYC productions include Jon Fosse's I Am the Wind at Unruly Arts Collective and Vandalsat The Tank, devised by The How. In San Francisco Will was the impresario behind the acclaimed theater company, Do It Live, premiering emergent contemporary international playwrights. He is starring in an upcoming feature film directed by Jay Alvarez and produced by the Russo Brothers (Avenger's: Endgame), calledSomething's More Than One Thing. www.williamryanhand.com
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT's mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
PLEASE NOTE: IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.