3rd Ward, one of Brooklyn’s creative hubs, lends its space for SITE Fest weekend. Sign up for an annual membership and you’ll ride home on one of their free bikes. 3rd Ward is a hub space for theater and short form performance.Performances will run in ninety minute chunks, with forty minute intermissions in between.
Saturday, March 6th
1 – 2:30 PM
- BOOMSLANG – 90 Minutes with BOOMSLANG: In anticipation of upcoming summer performances, BOOMSLANG–the literary wing of Greenpoint-based Arts and Media collective GODDAMN COBRAS (http://goddamncobras.com/) presents a series of dramatic semi-readings of short plays by experimental theatre-creators Amy Rose Marsh and Katherine Henner. The pieces will be followed by an open discussion of the work.
3:10 – 4:40 PM
- Xenia Rubinos, Brittany Anjou, Nobuko Hori – Childhood in Neon: Children have a deep inner world. Their pure imagination seamlessly connects shapes, colors, sounds, textures, people, places, memories into vibrant stories and playscapes. They are constantly imagining, and the imaginary is real. Childhood in Neon creates a vivid audiovisual experience exploring these themes through the bright and affecting video art of Nobuko Hori paired with the ecstatic music of Xenia Rubinos, Brittany Anjou (keyboard, ghanian gyil, xylophone).
- Jenny Vogel – The Cruelty of Pirates: The Cruelty of Pirates is a story of low-resolution encounters that offers an intimate reading of contemporary loneliness. The narrative is acted out through live-streaming webcam projections, which result is a display of light signals that suggest an unknown code, some unknown message.
- The Omen Project – Deep Black Incantation: The Omen Project is a magic charm to awaken the dead. Deep Black Incantation #17: The Lost Shore (video, without sound) will be accompanied by a live industrial noise performance, with possibly text.
- Duodenum – Total Eclipse: World as Lover, World as Self.
- Drew Valins – Two Brothers: Two brothers do everything and nothing, but always together, even when they are apart. Two brothers speak. Two brothers walk. Two brothers applesauce. Two brothers. Chop chop. Thank You. Two donuts and two danishes please. Thank you!
- TYLER MATTHEW OYER – Maybe This Time: This performance features the artist interacting with audience members (they are invited to put his lipstick on) with dialogue, piano accompaniment, simple props on stage, and a full performance of “Maybe This Time”.
5:20 – 6:50 PM
- Daniel Patrick Fay – The Land of Shadow: The Birth and Death Cycle as experienced through a Rabbi and his Golem, the legendary Grendel and a Dragon discussing time and space, inter-species relationships and a galaxy of creatures, musicians and clowns probe classical mythological themes, the dreams of earthworms and the human condition as experienced by two painters, a sculptor and
one mad musician. A multi media experience combining object base performance directed by Daniel Patrick Fay; featuring puppets designed and performed by Daniel Patrick Fay, experimental music composed and performed by Andrew Livingston and performing scenery created by John McLeod.
- Andi Stover – Players Only: 20 audience members will be assigned numbers upon entering the performance space and will be either handed a script or alerted by a screen to respond to various prompts that ask them to share their personal ideas on various topics. The “play” will be a discovery of the people in the room and who they are as a spontaneously created community. Uncovering the truth about live performance (it is only as good as its audience, each is an unrepeatable, transitory event, the audience’s reaction is never in the control of the artist), Players Only asks its audience to be responsible/aware for their own shared experience.
7:30 – 9 PM
- colectivodoszeta / carlos a. cruz velazquez – N as in ALWAYS…: A project that Carlos A. Cruz Velazquez has started developing as a solo work, exploring the idea of the grotesque aspects of human behavior. It is a metaphor of loss and forgiveness and a self exploration of “letting go.”
- GoGoVertigoat Dance and/or Performance – Leftovers: “Leftovers” is an attempt to “serve” people with a dance and dining experience, while concurrently addressing social concerns such as food, culture, and urban development. We will take the banal experience of food processing and the metaphors associated with tasting, masticating, digesting, smelling, cultivating, harvesting, and cooking food through a process of movement exploration, open dialogue, and facilitation for community interaction through hybrid performance events.
- Michael Freeman – faggot in a mop bucket: A comic monologue with some physical humor. Its audience interactive. The performance is a work in progress.
Sunday, March 7th
1 – 2:30 PM
- The Friendly Falcons and Their Friend the Snake – The Hawk is a Lonely Hunter plays in the Belly of the Bear: A project where two artists will perform a shadow puppet theater and musical accompaniment simultaneously. Housed in a sculptural bear-shaped apparatus, it is a wild contraption that enables the artists to execute multiple tasks at once.
- Homunculus Mask Theater – Songs of Love (and Other Things): This brand new show incorporates hand crafted, grotesque character masks with music, movement, and non-verbal story telling to explore the dark beauty that exists within and between all of us. Utilizing an arsenal of original, hand made masks, a cast of seven creates over forty characters intertwined in a pastiche of hilarious, poignant, and often ridiculous scenarios.
- Rachel Klein Productions – The Tragedy of Maria Macabre: A journey through the land of the dead from the naive, newly deceased Maria Macabre—using evocative images, including a sad Vaudville clown, a skeleton band a la Dia de los Muertos, and a King and Queen of the dead holding high court facilitating the tragic dance and circus madness.
3:10 – 4:40 PM
- Violent Diamonds Dance Theater – Installation I: An exploration of art media stemming from a single phrase of movement. Inspired by the union of genuine dance and theatrical methods of stage performance, VDDT connect ephemeral lines to original written works, movement, sound and art installation to sculpt a true collaboration of performance art.
5:20 – 6:50 PM
- Courtney Novak – sanctum – The performance will involve a mother breast-feeding a baby and coddling her as well as 1-5 dancers and a pair of lovers kissing for the duration of the performance. Spactators are encouraged to join in the PDAs or dancing. It is an exploration of the varied ways in which we experience and create peace, bliss and a state of raised consciousness through dance, care and the giving and receiving of love.
7:30 – 9 PM
- Crystal D. Lite. – Who’s The Boss – A XXX Parody: A porn version of Who’s The Boss that has been picked up by a major porn studio. Some good actors to recreating this on stage, sans sexytimes, of course.
- May Shetrit – Puppet: The performance includes a meditative single act of reveling/ exposing a body that has been changed by added layers. an intimate act that repeats itself and changes its meaning, giving presence to the process and outcome of a strong desired act.
- Centaurix – Game: Falling Moments: Falling Moments is a performance simulating a human video game. It will be interactive with the audience, involving 6-8 volunteers from the audience. Each volunteer will receive a simple set of instructions in order to play. The piece explores human relations and dynamics when strangers find themselves within the setting of a controlled game environment.