When internal navigation fails, a lost ant resorts to traveling cross-country by “Antrak” train. This Studs-Terkel-Wannabe journeys into the unknown buoyed by the grandeur of American landscapes, the fleeting intimacy of conversations with strangers, and a deep desire to understand what is going on beyond the colony. Shayna Strype constructs this story through manipulated cardboard objects, puppetry, live feed projection, and footage from interviews conducted with Amtrak passengers across the US.
Lake Simons & Matt Acheson
Using fragile materials, our hero begins to construct and reconstruct shelter as she attempts to find security. Odds are against our hero, but don't tell her that.
The Rest Of It
Experimental puppet choreography devised over the course of an afternoon with puppeteers Chris Green, Pepper Fajans, and Rowan Magee and captured in a video with original music by C. Green.
Flowers in Space
Sandwiched between two World Wars, Florine and her sisters Carrie (dollhouse maker) and Ettie
(writer) managed a privileged, artistic life defined by cultural salons for eccentric characters of the day while the lives of many in the world were filled with suffering and lack. Focusing specifically on Florine, the shy and sophisticated personality who loved Nijinsky and Marcel Duchamp and worked with Gertrude Stein, Stettheimer’s paintings serve as snapshots of their time couched in highly editorial artifice. This performance brings to life the contrast between these simultaneously existing worlds in a live dreamlike painting with truthful and metaphorical commentary by parrot and blooming flower puppets.
Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors / ID NYC