Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights Friday and Sat.

Ashley Kelly Tata writing to invite you to the next theatrical extravaganza brought to you by Columbia University with the energy and collaboration of Enthuse Theater.

We are very excited (and a little bit nervous) to share with you the work we have been doing on Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, written by “The Mother of us All,” Gertrude Stein. We have been hard at work detangling the knotty words of Stein in a valiant attempt to bring to you this take on a story we all know: Faustus has sold his soul to Mephisto for eternal life and knowledge—and light. But what if there is no proof of purchase? What if a woman entered this world and seems to possess that knowledge without having sold her soul? Who has the right to knowledge? What is the responsibility of power? What does a guy (or girl) have to do to get to hell?

We hope you will join us for 90 minutes of a theatrical exploratory event created by an incredible group of artists. Please come for the show, stay for the conversation, the environment, and the company.

Until then, with awe, enthusiasm and great anticipation,

Ashley Kelly Tata

Artistic Director
Enthuse Theater

MFA Directing Candidate 2012
Columbia University

Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
By Gertrude Stein

Directed by Ashley Kelly Tata
Dramaturgy by David Carter
Music by Brian McCorkle
Choreography by Leeanne M. G-Bowley
Lighting Designed by Amith Chandrashaker
Costumes Designed by Kristen Kopp
Performed by: Andrew Belcher, Chelsea D’Aprile, Cherish Duke, Kevin Mannering, Sunrise Marks, Lea McKenna-Garcia and Ryan R. Rinkel
Image by Chip Rodgers

At:
The Schapiro Theatre
605 West 115th St (in the basement)
Friday, April 22nd at 8PM
Saturday, April 23rd at 3PM and at 8PM
MAP

It’s FREE!

RSVP at doctorfaustuslightsthelights@gmail.com

PPL FOCUS WRKSP at Anarchist Book Fair April 9th and 10th.

 

http://panoplylab.org/institute.html

We’ll be at the Anarchist Book Fair next weekend!

April 9, 11am-12:30pm
…FOCUS WORKSHOP for kids and their parents:

Institute_Institut FOCUS WORKSHOP #5: the self and its image
The Panoply Performance Laboratory

What is an individual? What is an “institution”? Using live-feed video that allows kids (and parents) to see themselves move onscreen in real time, we will explore the place where our selves are often asked to “feed” into structures such as school, work, and family. Kids/parents may play an interactive game that examines the mechanics of institutional engagement and invites subjective critical analysis of any current institutional relationships that the participants may have. Smaller kids may choose to play with their own image and their endlessly repeating, smaller and smaller images continuing off into the distance.

and for adults and teens, April 10, 4:15-5:45pm

FOCUS WORKSHOP on “Institutions.”
Part radical think tank, part focus group, part physical workshop, the Panoply Performance Laboratory invites participants to discuss their relationships with institutions, and focus on the role(s) that institutions play, both as groups of individuals and as emergent entities, through group exercises. Each participant will also have the opportunity to make an individual public statement on video for inclusion in PPL’s 2011 documentary opera, Institute_Institut (and will get a free ticket to PPL’s final performances.)

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Join PPL for a Focus Workshop in March and April, 2011!

Seeking opinions, experiences, and feedback from individuals, these workshops form a public co-creation aspect of the experimental opera project Institute_Institut.

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, ALL INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES, FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS INVITED!

(March workshops complete, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!)

APRIL:

Saturday, April 9th
6-7:30pm (kids and parents)

Sunday, April 10
4:15pm-5:45pm (adults and teens)

both as part of the Anarchist Book Fair
at Judson Church
55 Washington Square South
New York (A/C/E/F/M/B/D to W4 or R to 8th Ave)

JUST SHOW UP!

FREE

Between Dec. 2010 and June 2011, PPL is conducting a series of Focus Workshops, investigating cultural structures, interpersonal politics, daily conceptions of reality, and institutional ecologies through group discussion, performance work, and co-creation.

A Focus Workshop is part focus group and part thinktank. “Workshop” is used to note the performance-based perspective held by the workshop facilitators (the artists creating the project) and the performance research direction that some workshops take, depending on the interests of the participants.

Part I: Group Discussion. What are institutions? How do they function in your life? What are some of your experiences with them?

Part 2: Enactions, observations, and games.

All participants will receive a free ticket to the performances of Institute_Institut, in Fall 2011. The project is a staged documentary opera about authority, reality, institutionality, and sensibility. Issues and ideas discussed and researched through these Focus Workshops, as well as selected experiences, statements, and documentation from them (and many other forms of research) will largely form the libretto.

For more information, email panoplylab@gmail.com.

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CONVOCATORIA:
Participa con tus opiniones, experiencias y reacciones.

Se parte de nuestro Grupo de Enfoque.

Experiencia no necesaria. Personas de cualquier edad y nacionalidad pueden participar.

Domingo, 13 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Surreal Estate (15 Thames St., Brooklyn)

Domingo, 20 de Marzo, 2-5pm en Studio Maya (603 Bergen St., Brooklyn)

Domingo, 27 de Marzo, 2-5pm en PULSE Studios (1102 Dean St., Brooklyn)

(Reservaciones: panoplylab@gmail.com)

GRATIS

Desde el mes de diciembre 2010 a junio 2011, PPL ha estado realizando una serie de talleres informativos en Brooklyn, Manhattan y Queens. Los talleres investigan las estructuras culturales, las políticas mediativas, las construcciones diarias de la realidad, y las ecologías institucionales.

Se hace un llamado a personas de todas las edades y nacionalidades que quieran participar y contribuir con sus opiniones, experiencias e ideas en los talleres creativo-informativos. Los resultados serán incluidos como parte de colaboración en el proyecto Institute_Institut.

El Grupo de Enfoque funcionara también como fuente de inspiración y creación. En este sentido, “Taller” se refiere al aspecto performativo realizado por los artistas que facilitan la creación del proyecto y dirigen la investigación del mismo en base a los intereses de cada participante.

PRIMERA PARTE: Discusión en grupo.
– ¿Qué son las instituciones?
– ¿Cómo funcionan?
– ¿Cómo han sido tus experiencias con ellas?

SEGUNDA PARTE: Interpretaciones, observaciones y juegos.

Participantes recibirán una entrada gratis para la presentación de
Institute_Institut, en Otoño 2011. El proyecto se presentara como un documental montado al estilo de una ópera que tratará temas de autoridad, realidad, institucionalidad y sensibilidad. Las ideas y conceptos que fueron discutidos e investigados durante los talleres de enfoque de grupo, así como las experiencias, declaraciones y documentación de los participantes, serán incluidos como parte del libreto.

PERFORMANCY FORUM XII: THIS SATURDAY!

PERFORMANCY FORUM is a monthly exhibition and thinktank revolving around post-product performance work, including music, theater, dance, video, installation, action, and all that exists in between these mediums. Events are structured around the needs of the artists, creating spectator/artist relationships, participation frameworks, and platforms that allow the work to operate in an intentional manner. Past PERFORMANCY FORUMS have addressed female authorship, the roots of performance art, map-based music, and found materials…new curators, collaborations with collectives and other groups, and artists are always welcome. Full list of PERFORMANCY FORUM artists is on its way…

SATURDAY NIGHT: MARCH 5, 7PM-1AM performances. Suggested donation $5

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: MARCH 6, 2PM-6PM. open house with installations by Alejandro Acierto and Ivy Castellanos

COLLABORATIONS AND INFLUENCES: Collaborative artists present solo work,asking how their collaborations influence them, and solo artists speak to influences arising outside of collaboration…

FEATURING:
Alejandro Acierto (installation with performance on Saturday night)
Gelsey Bell (performing from her solo song cycle “Bathroom Songs”)
Hector Canonge (performs ‘Ocular-Trance-Ocular’ with Maria Fernanda Hubeaut)
Ivy Castellanos (installation with performance on Saturday night)
Brian McCorkle (music/performance)
Esther Neff (video/theater)
Paul Pinto (experimental music)
Brian Rady (theater/performance)
Matthew Stephen Smith (theater, excerpt from an upcoming one-man show)
Meghann Snow (performance art)

Part of Arts in Bushwick’s SITE Fest.

GET INVOLVED
If you are interested in participating as a performer at the PERFORMANCY FORUM please e-mail an inquiry to Esther and Brian at panoplylab@gmail.com with a bio/CV, description of proposed work, and any links (video is best) that would help us understand what you do. All other inquiries, same e-mail address…Check out http://surrehearsalspace.wordpress.com/ for tech specs and pictures of the performance space at Surreal Estate.