Nico’s a painter with a bright future and a bad attitude. When a grisly incident leaves her with an overwhelming case of artist’s block and a paralyzing fear of leaving her apartment, her ex-girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend and a musician in limbo take it on themselves to get her back on track. A staged reading in one act.
HackPolitik is a unique contemporary dance performance inspired by the hacktivist collective Anonymous and the organization’s acts of online political protest between 2010 and 2012. Composer Peter Van Zandt Lane and Choreographer Kate Ladenheim set the politics and drama of cyberspace to the stage in an abstract investigation of how we engage politics through technology in the modern world. The characters of the piece are the online personas created by members of Anonymous, and the work demonstrates their relationships, ideologies, and interactions. HackPolitik explores themes of activism and anarchy, anonymity and ego, gender identity and personality. All of the choreography is a physical interpretation of the inherently abstract interactions occurring in cyberspace.
The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide
With the ritual catharsis of a Greek tragedy, The 4th Graders Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide by Chicago playwright Sean Graney explores the depths of the human experience as seen through the eyes of fourth graders. At times funny, at times horrifying, this haunting new play is a unique theatrical experience that should not be missed.
Antigone, the story of a young girl that defies the overwhelming power of the state in pursuit of what is right, has been the subject of debate since 441 BCE. Jean Anouilh’s challenging version, first performed in occupied France in 1944, is reimagined and rebuilt for the 21st century by this promising ensemble, the Wandering Theatre Company. Transferred to a timeless America; a place both real and imagined, both desired and feared, a nation divided by politics and faith, Wandering Theatre Company explores the question ‘How far is too far when we’re fighting for what we believe.’Working as a dedicated ensemble with the Viewpoints Technique, Wandering Theatre Company combines text and physical performance to explore both the beauty and horror of Anouilh’s vision. We promise a performance that is striking in its aesthetic, challenging in its delivery and inventive in its interpretation of one of the most powerful stories ever written: a story of courage, conviction and consequence.
How I Lost My Virginity at 29 and Other Embarrassing Tales
“How I Lost My Virginity at 29 & Other Embarrassing Tales”, is
stand-up comedian Brian Schiller’s blisteringly funny and poignant
coming of age story about his social and sexual development. As bold
as it is razor sharp, Schiller goes on a journey of self-discovery
that takes him from an early experience as a victim of sexual abuse to
a man living with an anxiety disorder to a patient in therapy to his
reemergence as a healthier adult. Leading his audience to uncharted
territory, Schiller presents a stunning portrait layered with humor,
depth, and surprise. For more information, please visit: www.brianwschiller.com
On the Verge of Flight
Choreographers Ruth Arena and Melissa Gould present a collection of tap, jazz and contemporary modern dance pieces. Join a world of movement and music that will transport you. Come soar with us!
A couple of high school friends go for a weekend trip to a lake house. Molly, the hot dog lovin’ friend, awkward Ben, beautiful Nate, and his girlfriend, Rachel. All worried about what they have and haven’t done, and what to do about it.
The Walls of Palestine
The Walls of Palestine is a new theater work based on the journal entries of a university student who visited the West Bank in the summer of 2013. It relates a personal experience of the Israel – Palestinian conflict from the perspective of a young westerner confronted with the contradictions in pursuing the American Dream while modeling principled global citizenship. It tells several stories at once, weaving together a narrative by examining the nature of conquest and occupation through various current and historical events. These include the Arab Spring, the Occupy Movement and the 2008 global financial collapse. At the center of the piece, unyielding and symbolic is the Israeli Wall and the archaic colonizing attitudes that support it. Also at the center is evidence that young people – students and activists – are, as always, the agents of change. Only they are capable of altering world history – by recognizing and rejecting the destructive systems they’ve inherited and by naming the unjust conditions that fill them with indignation and voicing their outrage.
In an absurdist “What If” Mr. Sticks and Splendito are simply trying to survive a post afrackalyptic world. They are alone and fresh water is scarce. While asking questions and seeking answers, of themselves, the universe and maybe even the audience, lies are unveiled, truths are contemplated and the profundity of their situation is assuaged (even if only for a moment). A co-production with The Building Company and Move First! Special Thanks to CirqOvation for their space and support.
Which Side Are You On?
All bets are off when the ghost of Joe Hill, a Wob- bly union organizer, who was executed by the state of Utah in 1915, shows up at an Occupy Rally. This raucous tale takes you on journey from the 21st century backwards to the founding of our country and back again. Based upon historical events, it’s a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, sing-along journey told through the eyes of Joe Hill. See how far we’ve come and how far we have yet to go. Music, story-telling, and historic images tell the tale of the struggles of the American worker and often forgot- ten, but legendary, figures such as Big Bill Haywood, Lucy Parsons, Eugene Debs, and Mother Jones. This is the history you didn’t learn in school and the songs they didn’t teach you at Summer camp! Appropriate for all ages!
Behind the Curtain
A Freudian retelling of the iconic film classic, The Wizard of Oz. Through visits with her therapist, Dorothy explores the root causes of the tension with her step-mom, her nightmares, anxieties, libidinous urges, and other odd behaviors in a darkly humorous twist on the classic story and characters.
An Evening of Psychopathy
“An evening of psychopathy” – three 10 minute plays that explore the inner workings of a psychopath. From childhood to adulthood, cases will be presented that will make audiences question society as they know it.
Mom: Uncorked was conceived how most awesome things are – while a little tipsy. Join crazy mom-edian Jocelyn Rauch as she recounts the past 10 years the only way she can handle it – with a good laugh and an equally good bottle (or 2) of wine.
Spatial Profiling 2.0
Upstate NY comedy staples Anna Phillips returns to Syracuse Fringe with Samantha Ruddy make everybody feel weird in all the right ways. Clever and quirky stand up comedy in high definition color.
Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Maya Tribe Belly Dance Troupe
To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. – Aubrey Lynch
We use this gift to create dances to not only move others, but to express ourselves in the truest form. By using the art form known as tribal fusion belly dance we are able to show the sensuality, the joyfulness, the power and the connection to each other and to our audience as well. As we are moved and inspired, we hope to bring that to those who join in the experience.