BELOW and BEYOND
January 15-17, 2012 at 7:30pm each night plus a 2pm matinee on Jan. 16th (MLK Day).
Tickets are $5-10 at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. OR by them online HERE!
BELOW AND BEYOND is a new collaborative performance experiment by Beth Nixon and Sarah Lowry (of The Missoula Oblongata), with Matthew Schreiber on accordion and a million other instruments. Inspired by the long-submerged Mill Creek of West Philadelphia, as well as current debate about fracking in Pennsylvania, this original play explores the complications of what lies beneath our feet. Using puppets, pulleys, movement, maps, and the imagination, the performance examines the intricacies of extraction and recognizes a waterway that continues to resurface. Camouflaged heroes in house boats and vapor-sniffing bunker dwellers unite amidst an invasion of urban water buffalo. All this, plus a one-man band!
The show is directed by Donna Sellinger (also of the Missoula Oblongata) and Emily Abendroth was our dramaturg. The show is geared toward adult audiences though kids are welcome, especially at the MLK Day Matinee.
Then hopefully we take it on an East Coast Tour this spring…
Currently, Sarah and I are enjoying a free studio space for a year (!) as part of the 40th St. Artist-In-Residence Program. This project was funded in part by the Pew Center for Heritage and Culture and as well as The Leeway Foundation which awarded me a 2010 Transformation Award for my art and social change work. However, we are still in need of more bucks to pull this thing off, if you are able to make a tax-deductible donation of any amount we will applaud and celebrate your generosity.