Project Y Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere of LIFE by Charles Mee Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2017.
This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
Joe Basile, Michole Biancosino and Joey Rizzolo have been working hard to make this project happen for the past 18 months! Our team is lucky to have the incredible opportunity to work with the good folks at HERE Arts Center. Even though HERE is providing some support, our team needs additional funds for materials and other expenses.
This project is a collaboration with Project Y Theatre and artists who are part of the New York Neo-Futurist family and ensemble.
Here's a list of all the cool people involved:
Project Y Theatre Co-Artistic Directors: Michole Biancosino and Andrew Smith
Directed by Joey Rizzolo
with Hilary Asare, Aya Aziz, Meg Bashwiner, Jill Beckman, Shelton Lindsay, Nessa Norich, and T.
Online Art Project Coordinator: Joe Basile
Dramaturg: Amy Jensen
Stage Manager/Design/Tech: Phi Kurtze
About the Play
Charles (Chuck) Mee writes plays that, instead of following one developing story, are an accumulation of “images and music and other events” in contrasting, vivid scenes that make up a theatrical collage.
Mee wants to “to invite people to let their minds roam over the material–not only the material that’s onstage, but the material that these other things will make them think about. … People have to find their own way through and arrive at their own conclusions. This is a democratic process, a participatory process.”
This collage is also like sampling as Mee incorporates found texts and imagery, particularly visual art references. Mee has said, “I think of those borrowed texts as historical documents, taken from the culture. People are karaokeing, in a way.”
Director Joey Rizzolo's production of LIFE takes the play outside of the theatre at HERE to multiple locations in and out of the building - as well as online through an evolving art exhibit where the audience can participate.
To learn more about the show please visit: lifebymee.com
Featured in video: @maxwellesposito @balloonski Meg Bashwiner, Joe Basile, Shelton Lindsay, @emilywhatsupdoc, Michole Biancosino.
Music by Wilder Millett.