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Totally Other - Abby Bender & Cassie Tunick
The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater
Chilmark, MA
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Totally Other - Abby Bender & Cassie Tunick
Evolved from a site-specific collaboration in a room slated for demolition, the performers sculpt a visually visceral work intended to honor places that will be/have been abandoned - a particular room, or a particular room in our hearts, or a particular heart.  The characters who inhabit this house of mirrors are richly drawn - from a gum-snapping teenage misfit, to a dedicated scientist witnessing the extinction of a species  and they grapple with love and loss in myriad forms.

With dances stolen from vaudeville, songs borrowed from nature, and a vow of eccentric simplicity, secret exchanges grounded in deeply physical humor become a social event. Using a flawed barter system, the duo trade both voices and histories, allowing joyful glee to amplify intimacy as they confront multiple disasters natural, personal and imaginary.

This is a work that "gets outside itself in some rather remarkable ways" while revealing in precise detail the awkwardness and beauty of the personalities we all carry inside us.  

Created and performed by Abby Bender and Cassie Tunick. Lighting by Andrew Dickerson.

All proceeds will support Triskelion Arts' relocation from its longtime Williamsburg home to its new, fantastic digs in neighboring Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Visit triskelionarts.org to find out more. Triskelion Arts is a 501c(3) organization, and the fiscal sponsor for Built on Stilts. This is the first time that Abby Bender, Director of Built on Stilts, will show a collaborative full-length work on the island! HUGE thanks to The Yard, for the donation of their lovely space for this production.

(Once online sales have closed, tickets are still be available, cash at the door.)


The Yard, Patricia N. Nanon Theater (View)
Middle Road - Off Beetlebung Corner
Chilmark, MA 02535
United States


Arts > Dance
Arts > Theatre

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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