Current and Upcoming Projects

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Elevator Repair Service | New work

In development November 5 - December 9, 2018

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Photo by Maria Baranova

Radiohole | Now Serving: A Guide to Aesthetic Etiquette in Four Courses

In development December 10-16, 2018 / Performances January 3-13, 2019

Hungry and hoping to make a killing on the dinner theater circuit, Radiohole presents its new work Now Serving: A Guide to Aesthetic Etiquette in Four Courses. Join the members of Radiohole for an American Family Dinner just as they experienced it during their residency at the Emily Post Institute.

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Photo by Maria Baranova

Cyrus Moshrefi | New Work

In development January 26-31, 2019

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Okwui Okpokwasili and Peter Born | Adaku's Revolt

In development February 4 - March 4, 2019 / Performances at TILT Festival at Abrons Arts Center in March 2019

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Photo by Maria Baranova

JJ Lind | New Work

In development March 5-24, 2019

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Photo by Walling McGarity

Jim Findlay | UR_

In development April 1-21, 2019

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Photo by Maria Baranova

Radiohole | New Work

In development May 22 - June 1, 2019

Past Projects at the Collapsable Hole and Beyond

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Buran Theatre | some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat

Performances October 20 - November 3, 2018

some higher glimmer in our landscape of flat is a journey play that traverses the double-edged sword of solitude, exploring motherhood, depression, isolation, "femininity", and catastrophe both mundane and global. It's musical, choreographic, apocalyptic, genre-bending and giggle-inducing, and makes space for every character to challenge the narrative with their most deeply-felt failures and most secret desires.

Written by Cara Scarmack (2017/18 Buran Theatre CartHorse Fellow. Directed by Sarah Hughes. Original music by John Gasper.

Featuring performances by, Laurena Allan*, Kate Benson*, Lanxing Fu, LaToya Lewis, Gavin Price, Manny Rivera, Kate Schroeder, Merlin Whitehawk*

Choreographed by Lisa Nevada. Set design by Carolyn Mraz & Cori Williams. Lighting/projection design by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Costume design by Peiyi Wong. Sound design by Gavin Price. Music direction by Alaina Ferris. Stage management by Manny Rivera. Assistant stage management by Geoffrey Kinsey. Technical direction by Nicholas Kostner. Artwork/documentation by David Pym. Costume assistance by Christine Berringer. Lighting assistance by Tomas Del Valle and Christina Tang.

*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

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Photo by Maria Baranova

Radiohole | Glad To See You Go

June 2018

Glad to See You Go, Radiohole's 14th original performance project, is being developed in residency at the Collapsable Hole in the winter and spring of 2018. Performances for the public will be held in early June at the Collapsable Hole in 2018. Glad to See You Go is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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Photo by Mick Bello

Mallory Catlett | This Was The End

June 7-16, 2018 / Thu-Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 3pm
Limited Run: 7 shows only

Mabou Mines @ 122cc
150 1st Avenue, Manhattan

In this Obie and Bessie Award winning remix of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, a quartet of older actors and a cassette tape DJ transform a wall from the Mabou Mines old studio into a life-sized time capsule. Architecture and theatrical legacy conspire to ask: What do we do with our past? What can we make of it? Past and present converge as the wall comes home to Mabou Mines’ new theater.

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Amanda Bender + Jake Denney | Major Freak

April 5-7, 2018 @ 8pm

Sex, laughs, and villains galore!

You are cordially invited to a work-in-progress showing of a new play created by Amanda Bender and Jake Denney. This is the first production of their theater collective, Our Derrière (until we think of a better name).

Major Freak is a celebration of modern morality and its terrible joys...or whatever.

Come for the tequila, stay because it would be weird to leave.

Performed by:
Ilan Bachrach
Amanda Bender
Jake Denney
Linda von Egmond
Samuel Encarnacion
Jim Findlay
Amy Gernux
Jenny Holm
Ryan Holsopple
Jessie Tidball

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Jim Findlay | Electric Lucifer

January 9-13, 2018 @ 8pm

The Kitchen

Jim Findlay’s Electric Lucifer premiered 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 was developed in residency at the Collapsable Hole in November and December 2017.

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.

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

November 15-19, 2017 @ 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.

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

October 26-27, 2017 @ 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

Happy to see you

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

October 12-20, 2017 @ 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.