Gertrude Stein Lab 1.0

First, Gertrude Stein. We read the writings of Gertrude Stein and we love reading the writings of Gertrude Stein because they are funny and fun and they are like thinking and we do like thinking and fun together. Many artists work with Target Margin Theater and they think and read and have fun. Then our audience. The audience, the artists and Target Margin goes on an exploratory journey to read, explore and have fun with the writings of Gertrude Stein.


White Wines (After Plays)
Lead Artist: Nic Adams
Texts: White Wines / Plays
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.

Five Historic Children Who Are Not
Lead Artist: Nehassaiu Degannes
Texts: Third Historic Drama / Three Sisters Who Are Not Sisters / Accents in Alsace
Rising waters, dredge of memory, in the hoof of tear gas & dogs – a roadside goddess! The silent not. A tv revolution. It’s all child’s play, after all.

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
Does theatre 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.

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
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.

She Counts Her Dresses
Lead Artist: Nikki Calonge
Texts: Miss Furr and Miss Skeene / Counting Her Dresses
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. Muss 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
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.

Reread Another
Directed by David Herskovits
Text: Reread Another A Play To Be Played Indoors or Out I Wish to Be a School.
I remember everything. You were so kind. I did love you I know it and you knew it I know you knew it because we both remember it and we know what we remember is what we know so it is true our love it was true.


Photos by Erik Carter