IRT Presents- What Will the Neighbors Say? Experimental Bitch Presents Bitchin Mondays
IN RESIDENCE: August 8-28, 2017
This August Experimental Bitch Presents, Bitchin Mondays: classes with artists, Bitchin new work, Pussy Play Readings, music & dancing! Check out EBP Facebook page for artist announcements!
Experimental Bitch Presents is an artist collective spanning both coasts (LA & NYC), providing production backing and artistic gifts, services and support. An inclusive community, we welcome, celebrate, and represent artists from all mediums who reflect the diversity of Mother Earth, as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic class and physical ability. We are passionate about the urgency and responsibility of the artist to confront the present! Our artists embrace the the necessity of feminism and safe spaces for women, queerfolx and oppressed peoples in art: SUPPRESSION OF WOMEN SUPPRESSES US ALL! Our artists encourage and incorporate the future discourse on gender in their lives and works.
EBP was founded by Shelby Brage andWednesdayDerrico in June of 2015 in response to the rejection of women, femininity, and feminine structures in the arts. A network of nearly 20 artists in residence, and an assembly of over 1,000 international supporters, Experimental Bitch Presents is proud to offer production backing and artistic services and support to artists experimenting in early stages of work within the EBP umbrella. Outside of the EBP umbrella, we act as a production company offering full producing and elemental such as marketing, publicity, social media, casting and design.
EBPs Bitchin Mondays
entering and exiting: a spontaneous composition.
With Eliah Eason
August 14th, 10am-12pm
August 21st, 10am-12pm
August 28th, 10am-12pm
Price in advance: $5 for 1 class
wear clothes to move and groove.
*proceeds from this class go to Arts in the Woods*
Nestled in the rolling hills of upstate New York, Arts in The Woods is a summer arts retreat designed to empower young queer artists and build an intergenerational community of visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and performers.
Young people ages 18-24 who have survived NYC and Boston's queer youth shelters attend a collective arts residency at Easton Mountain Retreat Center and are nurtured by more established queer artists and performers. Arts in the Woods creates space for all participants to heal together from the misogyny, transphobia, racism, inadequate housing, and economic injustice so pervasive in our cities. The beautiful land at Easton Mountain offers artistic inspiration and a perfect backdrop for creativity.
Snob Rehab: A Program.
With Share Paradise
August 14th 7:30-8:30 pm
August 21st 5-6pm
August 28th 3-4 pm
Prices in advance:
$5 for one class
Exercise the urge; indulge the devil of your delight; free your mind and your ass will follow. Expose your Self for the world to Destroy: you are what you pretend to be: so you must be careful about what you pretend to be. Live and learn (but then again, if you do it right, they're the same thing.)
Exposing my Self for the Love of the People. Art is Dead. Crime is Art. Give the Land back. Funk with me. Share Paradise Now.
*proceeds go to Arts in the Woods*
Hosted by Eliah Eason
Time: August 14th, 2017, 9-11pm
*Come at 7:30 pm for Snob Rehab with Share Paradise!
August Pussy Play Reading Group
queer the theater summer series!
The Pussy Play Reading group is an inclusive community that was founded in Summer 2014 by a few EBP members before EBP was conceived. That said, the group is not exclusive to EBP artists, and is constantly changing and growing. We meet monthly at various location, as listeners and participators who represent the diversity of Brooklyn and beyond as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic class. We celebrate female-identifying, transgender, queer and non-binary writers and choose to read their works. We support a safer space for actors, artists and appreciators to be the readers of the material and to explore creative possibilities.
If there is a work that fits this description that you have been wanting to hear aloud, or something you have written that you would like to open to discussion, contact ExperimentalBPresents@gmail.com with the subject Admission: Pussy Play Reading Group. We are always looking for hosts!
and after, we dreamt of purple
Date: August 21st, 2017, 8:00 pm
Price: $5 in advance / $10 at the door
Length: 90 mins
one personal bubble filled with three people can get small. and sweaty. especially while wearing a binder.
a staged reading
written by Nico Della Fave
directed by V. Greene
and after, we dreamt of purple is a play that takes place behind closed doors. We watch Charlie, Jesse, and Halle, as they navigate mental illness, queerness, and their relationships to each other and themselves. This play explores the way we scream when emotions feel too big and laugh when corners of us seem too scary. This is a play with trans people; this is not a play about being trans.
V. Greene is a director based in New York City. As a non-binary theatre maker they explore the potential of queered practices in confronting power, control, beauty, and violence. They received their BA from Hampshire College with the completion of their thesis: Being Bitch Enough; Feminist Direction and Taking Back Space. V. recently worked as the assistant director on HVMLET at the SheNYC Arts Festival, on Shakespeare In Love at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and various readings at the Singapore Literature Festival. They have also worked with Cornerstone Theater Company, California Shakespeare Theater, and the Critical Media Institute at Hampshire College.
Nico Della Fave (playwright) is a writer based in New York City. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, where he studied theater, creative writing, and critical cultural theory. Nicos work explores the use of humor in navigating struggle, and the tenuous relationship between fantasy and reality. Nico is a big proponent of dick jokes for social change.
*all proceeds support Experimental Bitch Presents artists' in residence at IRT
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IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRTs mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.
Kori Rushton, Artistic Director
For info visit www.irttheater.org
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