AND THROUGH THE CRACK IN THE CLOSET DOOR To Be Presented At The Corkscrew Theater Festival

AND THROUGH THE CRACK IN THE CLOSET DOOR To Be Presented At The Corkscrew Theater Festival

Cinderella has all night. Cinderella has all night. Cinderella is all right. And not just a "she." A poem, a TED Talk and a party, "and Through the Crack in the Closet Door" rediscovers the closet as a space for the liberation of trans and queer bodies. Created and Directed by Éamon Boylan and Produced by Mika Kauffman and Theodore Teris, this new play will be presented on August 1st as part of the reading series through the Corkscrew Theater Festival, who, in Boylan's words, have "provided the resources to dismantle the 'summer festival' producing model and develop something new."

And it's true: Corkscrew Theatre Festival's mission is to showcase original productions and readings by early-career theater artists, creating work through robust, innovative collaborations. They advocate for underrepresented artists and viewpoints through this annual summer festival, offering audiences a unique mix of work at various stages of development, promoting interaction and dialogue among artists, and building a community around a season of theater.

Empowered by this invitation, this small company of collaborators will be sharing some new dance theatre on August 1st. Featuring the talents of Samy Nour, Christian Hansen Appel, Deepali Gupta, and Karen Eilbacher, including Lighting Designer Alesha Kilayko, Sound Designer Matt Coggins and Musician Denny. The team will be given three days to rehearse and tech. So what does a typical process look like for Boylan and their collaborators?

"It is a process of transformation. We agree to move through time together, to be becoming as witnessed by another body. We center our time and space on disparities of power, on questions worth investigating. We relinquish all pretenses of functionality while honoring the relationship between collectivism and activism. We serve the people, not the medium."

This presentation will come shortly after the release of Boylan's album for "Soft Butter: a trans fantasia on edible themes" on iTunes and Spotify on July 22nd.

Tickets are free and audience members are encouraged to bring clothes to donate to Housing Works. FREE reservations can be made here.

Illustration by Jacob Michael. Additional sponsorship provided by THML Theatre Co. Visit corkscrewfestival.org to learn more.

 



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