Fall 2017 Events at the Collapsable Hole

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Cara Francis / The New York Neofuturists | Happy To See You

October 12-20, 8pm

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists are pleased to announce the New York premiere of Happy To See You, created and directed by Cara Francis. It will run at the The Collapsable Hole in October.

A meditation on the complex relationships that humans develop with the virtual spaces they inhabit, pass through, and engage with every day, Happy To See You interviews its audience members on their social media habits, their feelings about artificial intelligence and their experience living a virtual life in a physical world. A different unsuspecting audience member each night will engage in conversation with the disembodied voice of an open-ended dialogue system and see themselves reflected by a series of cameras beginning with their own smart phone. In addition to an opportunity to “be truly seen by your friends, your peers, your strangers, and an invisible network of algorithms collecting your data directly from your mind’s eye”, selected audience members will receive the chance to enter a virtual reality paradise of their choosing in front of the remaining audience for an unreproducible interactive media experience.

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Kristin Worrall | The Recipe: Desserts For The Dead and Hungry Ghosts

October 26-27, 8pm
Tickets $20

The Recipe is an episodic live cooking show where a dessert is demonstrated, prepared, and served to an audience in real time. Every show is different with a new recipe shared. In this episode - All Hallows' Eve: death, The Greatest, rebirth; flour, water, yeast. Come celebrate the season of death, and bury what's passed.

Dessert and a drink will be served during the show.

Created and Performed by Kristin Worrall
with Stephen Woodall
Directed by Matt Korahais
Video by David Pym

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Marjani Forté-Saunders | Memoirs of a...Unicorn

November 15-19, 7:45pm
Presented by New York Live Arts

Marjani Forté-Saunders teams up with media designer Meena Murugesan, sound designer Everett Saunders, set designer Mimi Lien, lighting designer Tuce Yasak, and her own father as set builder, for a dynamic evening of storytelling that weaves historic and personal narratives into an embodied tale of fragmented loss, metaphysical warrior-ship, and abiding love.

Runtime: 90 minutes (includes pre-show gallery walk through starting at 7:15pm)

November 16: Stay Late Conversation moderated by Okwui Okpokwasili

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Photo by Paula Court

Jim Findlay | Electric Lucifer

January 9-13, 8pm

The Kitchen
TICKETS GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 15

Jim Findlay’s Electric Lucifer will premiere at The Kitchen in January 2018. Electric Lucifer is an electronic rock opera about suffering and redemption based on the 1970s concept albums of the late Canadian electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack.

This project is being developed in residency at the Collapsable Hole in November and December 2017.

The Kickstarter campaign to support and enhance the production elements of Electric Lucifer has ended but you can still support the project by making a contribution.

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Electric Lucifer is written and directed by Jim Findlay, with music and lyrics by Bruce Haack, musical adaptation and additional original music by Philip White, choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, set and video design by Jeff Sugg and Findlay, lighting design by Masha Tsimring, costume design by Enver Chakartash, sound design by Philip White, and dramaturgy by Ian Belton. The cast features Okwui Okpokwasili as The Electric Lucifer, Robert M. Johanson as Jesus, Brendan Connelly as the Archangel Gabriel, and Seth Braley, Nikki Colange, Jake Denney, Amy Gernux, and Cyrus Moshrefi as Lucifer’s “Silverheads.” The band includes Connolly, Shayna Dunkelman, Nathan Koci, and Lester St. Louis.

Electric Lucifer is a Creative Capital project. It is funded in part by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, PS122 and the Nancy Quinn Fund. Electric Lucifer was developed in residencies at Mount Tremper Arts, MacDowell Colony and the Collapsable Hole. Produced by Collapsable Giraffe and Joel Bassin.