Railroad Playhouse Presents: Fissures (lost and found)
Railroad Playhouse Box Car Plays Mentoring Program Presents:
SUNY Orange Theater Students in-
Fissures (lost and found)
by Steve Epp, Cory Hinkle, Dominic Orlando, et al.
Directed by David H. Cohen
Friday, March 30th at 8PM and Saturday, March 31st at 3PM and 8PM
Tickets- $20 (General)/ $15 Students (In Advance) $25 (General)/ $20 Students (at the door). Students buying in advance will be required to present student ID.
Fissures- What is memory? Why is it that each time you remember the past, you forget and invent a little more of it? How does a place or a song conjure an experience that you didn't even know you had lost? In Fissures (lost and found), we roam through the fanciful, mysterious territories between recollection and imagination, loss and rediscovery, in a piece that playfully embodies the ever-shifting landscape of memory. The play begins quietly, as a young man searches the audience for the owner of a pair of lost keys, but discovers that the keys are his own. Soon another man arrives looking for a different set of keys, but ends up following a woman he thinks is his dead wife into an empty house that maybe he once lived in. Then, two siblings accidentally recreate their father's rages as they bump into walls they don't remember in their childhood home. Soon we are falling down comic, haunting rabbit holes of memory and forgetting, as the characters try to recall moments, people, and places of their past, which only slip further away the more they try to hold on to them. Combining physical comedy and poetry, Fissures (lost and found) is a meditation on the unreliability of memory, a window into the ways we each create our own narratives by piecing together fragments of our imagined and shared pasts.
This performance continues the Railroad Playhouse mentoring program as kicked off with Cabot and Company last season. The goal is to give college theater students a chance to work with professional directors and designers in a professional setting and on roles that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to work on.
David Cohen Bio- Artistic Director of The Studio Upstairs Theatre Repertory and NYC's Mission: Improv-able since 1989, David H Cohen regularly produces and directs in and around NYC, staging exciting original works at The American Globe Theater, The Actors Institute, The John Houseman, The Comic Strip, Gotham Comedy Club and myriad festivals and equity showcases, in addition to coaching and mentoring actors, writers,
directors, and filmmakers for the past 25 years, many of whom currently successfully work in professional theater, television and film. David performs regularly with his troupe at the Railroad Playhouse and continues to train new and veteran improvisers.
David was recently seen in Howard Brenton's "Christie in Love" and Strindberg's "Mr. Bengt's Wife" at the Railroad Playhouse. He is the lead in the new film "Provocation" and is currently in production for film projects "Follow My Voice" and "The Book of George."
A certified teacher with the Michael Chekhov Association, David has worked with the Chekhov technique for over 15 years with master teachers from around the world, and has taught as special guest artist for The National Theater for Croatia, The Actor's Movement Studio in NYC, numerous regional theater companies and as faculty at SUNY (State University of New York) New Paltz and SUNY Orange (Middletown &
Newburgh) campuses. His program "Improv-a-Nation: Theater Games for the Whole Family" can be found in libraries and schools around the country.
Railroad Playhouse (View)
27 South Water Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
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