Target Margin Theater’s season long exploration of all things Stein culminates at the Connelly Theater May 27 – June 27 with The TMT Stein Lab: When this you see remember me. Lab artists include Jessica Brater, John Del Gaudio, Jesse Freedman, Sarah Lurie, Handan Ozbilgin, Natalie Robin, Noah Scalin and Patrick Scheid. Check out the info for these amazing shows below and get your tickets now!
May 30 – 31 (various times)
Yes is For a Very Young Man
Lead Artists: Jessica Brater & Natalie Robin
Gertrude Stein loved melodramas. In 1947, she published one. Yes is For a Very Young Man ensnares the “silence stillness and quick movement” of melodrama in a Steinian landscape of language.
June 3 – June 11 (various times)
Paisieu: A Work of Pure Imagination in Which No Reminiscence Intrude
Lead Artist: Jesse Freedman
A virtuosic grammar play that may or may not take place at the 1904 Worlds Faire in Saint Louis Missury and may or may not be about turn of the century Race science, Doctor Seuss Doctor Pepper and was Stein a Fascist.
Rose Love Pepe
Lead Artist: Handan Ozbilgin
Text: The World Is Round
Black Dog named Pepe, White Dog named Love and a willful little girl named Rosa. It is their story. Their story of impossible love.
June 12 – 18 (various times)
Mrs. Misses Kisses
Lead Artist: Sarah Lurie
Text: An Instant Answer or A Hundred Prominent Men
As we delve into the dissociation between word and meaning and explore the question of synthesis we ask: Who won one. Who won won. Can you colour it to satisfy the eye. What is the word. What is the thing.
Lead Artist: Patrick Scheid
Butter, thread, music, puppies and more make up this messy, meticulous meditation on Stein’s Americans. Mmm. Join us as we map out the landscape of Stein’s imagined America. Someday. Now.
June 19 – 22 @ 7:30pm
I Made a Mistake*
Lead Artist: John Del Gaudio
Text: Not Sightly / IIIIIIIIII.
“Slightly painful and really more satisfactory stinted…In a particular relief…In the rest of piles of candles…It’s not very active.” Mob mentality that actually makes you find the right angle so that you can hear the text in the correct way that makes you think of cows. The installation rises. The performance sets.
*The performance will coincide with a special 3-day installation (6/20-6/22, 10am-6pm) where the visitor can read Stein’s The Making of Americans to TMT Artistic Production John Del Gaudio.
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.