co-directed by Porcia Lewis & Artistic Director Tess Howsam
developed as a part of John Drew Theater at Guild Hall's Artist in Residency
written by Leah Barker, Emily Krause, and Elinor T Vanderburg
graphic design by Ran Xia
Two people, a fish, a New York City apartment on top of a trailer bed, and you. Exquisite Corpse Company is back with an interactive, immersive, and portable living diorama of 2020. Written by our writers in residence: Leah Barker, Emily Krause, and Elinor T Vanderburg, and c-directed by Porcia Lewis and ECC's Artistic Director, Tess Howsam, Zoetrope will be on the streets, literally, of Brooklyn and beyond with socially distanced seating for a limited and lucky audience, May 1 - May 23.
The mission of this project is to use our shared experiences as a nation and as individuals, to create an interactive performance that offers reflective healing and generative dialogue as we continue to process 2020 in 2021. Linking moments of connection and loneliness, with a surrealist twist, this mobile piece presents an accessible (Covid-19 conscious) platform for people across the New York City boroughs and state lines.
Over the course of 35 minutes, the audience experiences an interactive, COVID-19 safe, live performance, and plays a role in dictating the way the story plays out. The project aims to explore interactivity and intimacy in a time of isolation. Functioning like a traveling peep-show, audience members peer inside a living room that is equal parts familiar and absurd as they experience a living room drama unlike any they’ve seen before.
May 1 - 23, 2021
Performance notes: suitable for audiences 18+ years old, there is strobe throughout the performance, headphones are used to listen to the show
Come see is in East Hampton at Guild Hall on April 23rd and 24th! Read about the show here!
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literary direction by
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