*SEASON  7*

CHOREOGRAPHY 

LAB                       

MONDAY - 8.17.20

FREE LIVE STREAM @ 7PM ET

community & collaboration

50% of this week's donations will support

THE FUND FOR COLLEGE AUDITIONS

conceived + curated by 

Avital Asuleen

Associate Producer:

VICTORIA CROWSER

 

Lab Consultants:

ADOLPHO BLAIRE & CHRISTOPHER NOFFKE

CHOREOGRAPHERS & WRITERS

COLLABORATE

ON MOVEMENT

FOR NEW MUSICALS DURING

INCUBATION

*A QUARANTINE LAB*

*A Quarantine Lab*

will explore creating

new choreography

in a virtual space.

CREATING VIRTUALLY

What does it look like to create new works of theatrical choreography while we are still not able to congregate? Who can you create with? What locations and technology do you have available to you? In this lab, 2 choreographers will present 2 short works of new choreography, created with these questions in mind. Both choreographers and writer Rona Siddiqui will join a discussion, moderated by Avital Asuleen, about the inspiration and developmental process behind each new work. Associate Artistic Director Jen Sandler will co-host the lab with Ms. Asuleen.

*FEATURED CHOREOGRAPHERS*

RAJA FEATHER KELLY

TISLARM BOUIE

salaam medina: tales of a halfghan

Raja Feather Kelly (A Strange Loop, We're Gonna Die) will present an excerpt from Rona Siddiqui’s new musical Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan. Mr. Kelly serves as both the director and choreographer on this project, which was featured earlier this year in New York Theatre Barn’s virtual New Works Series. In the new musical, "Halfghan" Medina Eskandani confronts what it means to identify as a person of color (her Middle Eastern side) when she has spent her whole life trying to be white (her Italian side). Salaam Medina: Tales of a Halfghan is a zany, vaudevillian fantasia of bi-ethnic identity exploration with musical styles ranging from vaudeville, folk, rap, pop, country, to middle eastern groove.

THUG

Tislarm Bouie (Broadway's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus) will present Thug, an excerpt of his short film, written by Justin Bryant, focusing on redefining what it means to be a black man in America. Mr. Bouie’s film exposes how dangerous and disruptive America's definition of black masculinity is, how that definition needs to be revolutionized, and that black men are undefinable. At its core, Thug seeks to show the world that, “We’re not violent! We’re vulnerable, resilient and beautiful. We are love”.  

*with performances by*

SHERZ ALETAHA (DISASTER!)      

ANGEL DESAI (COMPANY)

LAYAN ELWAZANI (THE BAND'S VISIT)

JOVAN E’SEAN (THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES) 

JAMEN NANTHAKUMAR (HOOD)

JONATHAN RAVIV (THE BAND'S VISIT)

LLOYD BOYD      MEETU CHILANA

GABE HYMAN      MARTELL RUFFIN

LOUIS SALLAN      ANTHONY SANTOS

*creative team*

SALAAM MEDINA: tales of a halfghan

book/music/lyrics: RONA SIDDIQUI (A STRANGE LOOP)

Director/choreographer: RAJA FEATHER KELLY (A STRANGE LOOP)

music direction: EMILY GOLDMAN (JACK + JILL)

dramaturg: JESSICA KAHKOSKA (AGENT 355)

sound engineer: DAN GONKO

music assistant: BRONWEN CHAN

*creative team*

THUG

INNOVATION

EXPLORATION

EVOLUTION

writer: JUSTIN BRYANT

Director/choreographer:

TISLARM BOUIE (GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS)

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