IRT Presents- Meta-Phys Ed.'s WakeSing
IN RESIDENCE: January 16, 2018- February 5, 2018
WakeSing is an original performance work based on Clifford Odets 1935 play Awake and Singand zombies. (Contemporary zombie film and biblical texts about the resurrection of the dead).
Set in a vandalized cemetery as the dead begin to rise, WakeSing is a meditation on Wokeness and wakefulness; a genre bending performance about the tension between middle-class aspiration and revolutionary vision.
Awake and Sing is the story of a second generation, Jewish family living in the Bronx during the depression, waking up from the American dream. Odets borrows the title of his play from the biblical prophet Isiahs description of the resurrection of the dead at the beginning of the messianic era. It is both literal, and a metaphor for personal and collective awakening and resurrection.
Contemporary Zombie films are about humans negotiating power in the absence of social systems. Notably, George Romeros genre defining film Night of the Living Dead is really about a a white woman, a black man and an angry white racist man stuck in house together trying to fight off zombies.
Meta-Phys Ed. creates original performance works for theater that explore the relationship between religion, spirituality, culture and politics.
...lively and at times raucous -New York Times
Past works in Include Karaoke Bacchae, Jew vs. Malta and Chalom: A Dream Opera.
Jan 19, 20 @ 8pm (Previews)
Jan 21 @ 4pm
Jan 24, 25, 26, 27 @ 8pm
Jan 28 @ 4pm
Jan 31, Feb 1, 2, 3 @8pm
Feb 4 @ 4pm
LENGTH OF SHOW:75 Minutes
PRICE:$18, $12 senior and students
At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)
CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED BY Jesse Freedman
COSTUMES DESIGN:Karen Boyer
LIGHTING DESIGN:Yi-Chung Chen
Jesse Freedman is a New York City based theater director, collaborator, and the Artistic Director of Meta-Phys Ed.
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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
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