FTAM Presents- "The Astronaut Sestina and Other Plays" by Peter J Woods
THE ASTRONAUT SESTINA AND OTHER PLAYS
New Theatre Works by Peter J Woods
July 11-13 and 18-20
Pay-What-You-Want on July 18th
Two years after his last solo show, STANDINGSTILLORWORSE at the Borg Ward, Peter J Woods returns to the theatrical realm with five more pieces of avant-garde theatre that straddle the lines between performance, experimental music and absurdist monologues. "The Astronaut Sestina and Other Plays" touches on a number of themes that run through Woods' work: the failures of communication, a fear of societal collapse, the limits of artistic expression and the unique brand of existential dread that comes from a technological world. These themes come to life through a decidedly minimalistic use of text, sound design, and static imagery, provoking audiences to tread into uncomfortable territory and face those gnawing fears.
As a theatre artist, Peter J Woods has worked with a number of groups around Milwaukee, including Theatre MXT, Pink Banana, Alamo Basement and Insurgent Theatre. This past October, Woods was a featured artist at the Your Head is a Phantom Limb festival in Minneapolis, where he debuted the Astronaut Sestina. As an experimental musician, Woods has performed across the country and Canada, most recently at the End Tymes festival in New York City. He is also the director of FTAM, which hosts the Milwaukee Noise Festival each year.
an FTAM production
at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative (View)
161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level
Milwaukee, WI 53203
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|