The TMT Stein Lab: When this you see remember me
We had a great time at The Bushwick Starr in January/February with six new Lab shows, listed below.
And check back soon for information on the five additional Stein Lab shows that will be presented at The Connelly Theater in May/June.
1. WHITE WINES (after PLAYS)
Lead Artist: Nic Adams
Texts: White Wines/Plays
with Zazie Beetz, Bryn Carter, Elizabeth Gray, Danielle Hecht and Keaton Morris-Stan
Creative Team: Brandon Allmon-Jackson, Elsa GibsonBraden, Cori Marquis, Javan Nelson, Christina Tang and Nicole Valencia
Please join us at 27 rue de Fleurus for a salon of hermetic curiosities. Come enjoy our collection of fine art, and partake in the conversation on plays. White wines will be served, but not turkey and bones. Wear your finest, tiniest hat, and steel yourself for slumber-party-style punch-drunk giggle-fits. You’re welcome. We thank you.
2. FIVE HISTORIC CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT
Lead Artist: Nehassaiu deGannes
Texts: Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters/Third Historic Drama/Accents in Alsace
with Amanda Dolan*, Shykia Fields, Mariam Habib*, Bryce Johnson, Tuck Milligan*, Ravin Patterson, Sarah Pierce and Carsey Walker, Jr.*
Creative Team: Pilar Castro Kiltz, Megan Lang, Janice Lowe and Liz Nielsen
“Wars I Have Seen.” Wars she had seen. Wars we all have seen. Rising waters, dredge of memory, in the hoof of tear gas & dogs—a roadside goddess! The silent nod. A tv revolution. It’s all child’s play, after all.
3. Erik Satie / If I Told Him / Erik Satie
Lead Artist: Adam R. Burnett
Texts: If I Told Him/Erik Satie/Geography/Land of Nations [Subtitle and Ask Asia]/Van or Twenty Years Later
with Winsome Brown, Rebeca Rad, Stephanie Shipp and Chris Zach
Creative Team: Alejandro Guzman, Andrew Hamm, Anne Cecilia Haney, Jennifer Stimple Kamei, Megan Lang, and Megan Moncrief
Does theater make you nervous? Not here! Join us as we uncover the comfort and joy in Gertrude’s portraits and landscapes, exploring time as a ceaseless, ecstatic flow and attempt the impossible of being absolutely in the present: here, now. No, here now.
4. A NICE STORY or WE GET IT, GERTRUDE
Lead Artist: Megan Hill
Texts: Reflections on the Atomic Bomb/A Play Called Not and Now/Flirting at the Bon Marche
with Gardiner Comfort*, Kaaron Briscoe*, and Amy Staats*
Creative Team: Estelle Bajou, Megan Lang, and Liz Neilson
Too much information. No common sense. A mysterious assemblage. Famous friends. A dance that looks like a dance but is not a dance. Maybe a cello. Maybe a laugh. Maybe a maybe a maybe a maybe. Wake a question. Eat an answer. Rinse. Repeat. That’s the answer.
5. SHE COUNTS HER DRESSES
Lead Artist: Nikki Calonge
Texts: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene/Counting Her Dresses
with Barbara Beise, Nikki Calonge, Kristin Jackson*, Mike Mikos, Eva Peskin and Paige Snell
Creative Team: Wendy Yang Bailey, Michael De Angelis, Mike Mikos, Eh-Den Perlove and Jay Ryan.
Inspired by the illustrations of Ethel Mars and Maud Hunt Squire, She Counts Her Dresses celebrates Gertrude Stein’s depiction of this real-life couple through the compulsion to travel and dance. Miss Furr and Miss Skeene demand that the audience read with us, be gay with us, be regularly gay with us, and to sing until we can be proud of tomorrow.
Lead Artist: Aaron Ethan Green
Text: Baby Precious Always Shines
with Avi Glickstein, Charlie Nicholson, Clayton Dean Smith*, James Tison, and Nicole Wood
Creative Team: Karen Boyer, Jason Fok, Sam Garcia and Hannah Spratt.
Love notes exchanged between Mr. Cuddle-Wuddle and Baby Precious, otherwise known as Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, provide the building blocks for this whirlwind drag romp.
We also had a series of special free events, including a Stein show directed by David Herskovits.
*actors appearing courtesy of actors’ equity association, equity approved showcase.
About the TMT Lab:
The TMT Lab offers smaller, fully produced productions and has enlisted the talents of over 1,000 theater artists since 1993. At the helm of each production is a Lead Artist—whether that’s a director, actor, writer, designer, or puppeteer, we believe anyone can drive a piece! We here at TMT curate each season’s Lab under an overarching theme. We then work with each Lead Artist to find the right source material, and from then on they are provided a stipend, budget, artistic resources and, most importantly, the freedom to shape their work.
The TMT Stein Lab:
When this you see remember me
January 9th-February 7th
@ The Bushwick Starr
207 Starr Street between Irving and Wyckoff