HERE AT HOME
The Bushwick Starr and performance group 31 Down are proud to present a new piece, HERE AT HOME. 31 Down's trademark hallucinatory audio visual landscapes fuel playwright Eric Bland's contemplative, poetic characters in the company's sixth full-length performance work. HERE AT HOME offers a surreal interpretation of how wars abroad affect everyday lives in the homeland. The work stars D.J. Mendel (Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Hal Hartley), Hollis Witherspoon (Old Kent Road Theater), Ryan Holsopple and Eric Bland as four hometown friends who are entrenched from afar in a modern-day war.
HERE AT HOME is conceived by 31 Down; directed by Shannon Sindelar; sound and video design by Ryan Holsopple; text by Eric Bland; set design by Andreea Mincic; lights by Jon Luton.
About 31 Down:
Brooklyn-based cross media performance company 31 Down creates darkly themed work with a heavy emphasis on complex sound design, imagery and mood. The company is committed to the use of new technologies and interactive systems to create and control the performances. Recent performances and projects include: RED OVER RED (Incubator Arts Project), THE ASSEMBER DILATOR (PS 122), THE SCREAM CONTEST (PS 122 off-site at Bumbershoot, Seattle), I USED TO BE CURIOUS [LOUD] (Prelude), CANAL STREET STATION (NYC Canal Street Subway Station), RITA, KATRINA AND STAN (Performa/free103point9), UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (Ontological-Hysteric Incubator) and WANDERLOST (The New Museum).
"Without question, some of the most frightening live theater around"The L Magazine
"This companyheaded by Ryan Holsopple and Shannon Sindelarhas already staged pieces of extraordinary visual and auditory richness"Time Out New York (recently named one of five Time Out NY Off-Off Broadway Innovators to Watch)
"nerve-jangling theatrical nightmare...uncomfortably titillating...wonderful performances"
New York Times
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