***THIS IS OUR LAST SHOW OF 2020!!!***
OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION is an avant-garde microfestival LIVE + online of quick + dirty-fascinating work responding to and from the places and people with whom we select to shelter, on a wildly inclusive + non hierarchical platform
Produced by Lauren Miller, Jessica Almasy, Theresa Buchheister
Tech by Lauren Miller
Poster Image by Maya Sharpe
Curatorial Support from Harriet Veltkamp
-Caroline Yost and William Banks
Hosted by Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey!
get into it early, stay w us for the long haul
flying by the seat of our pants here so
anything can happen
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Emilyn Kowaleski is a writer, director, scholar, and facilitator fighting for collective liberation through explosive historical inquiries into paradigms of power. Writer/Director selected credits: OUR HEROINE (Nasty Women Unite Fest); WEATHER (University Settlement); EVERSION (Ars Nova). Directing credits include: Productions – ANIMAL WISDOM by Heather Christian, co-directed w/Mark Rosenblatt (The Bushwick Starr); Everyday Afroplay by Daaimah Mubashshir (JACK); Delicious Filth by Brett Evan Solomon (The Brick); The Witch of St. Elmora Street by Joey Merlo (Access Theater). Readings – Smail by Tariq Hamimi (Theater Row); Heart and Soul Yoga Studio Beirut by Olivia Clement (Corkscrew Theater Festival); Things we Meet and Know Briefly by Katie Hathaway (Clubbed Thumb). They are the 2018 HB Studio resident and 2016/17 member of the Habitat Director’s Playground. They have been writing daily intentions since September 2019 and are currently gathering a selection of them into a collection to share. They are also working on a book about the historical roots of sex-segregated bathrooms. Education: MA in Women’s and Gender History at Sarah Lawrence (2019 recipient of the Gerda Lerner Award). BFA in Experimental Theater and Psychology from NYU. www.EmilynKowaleski.com
Photo Credit – Lydia Billings. IG:
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Houston-born Afro-Latinx performance artist, dancer, and Pushcart-nominated poet Arielle Cottingham is an internationally touring whirlwind. With a degree in theatre and an Australian Poetry Slam Championship under their belt, they merge elements of dance and physical theater with written poetry to create multidisciplinary short works they have toured through the US, Australia, and Southeast Asia, from the mamaks of Kuala Lumpur to the Sydney Opera House. Their work has been published in BOOTH, Pressure Gauge Press, and elsewhere, and their first collection, Black and Ropy, was published by Pitt Street Poetry. They are currently craving falafel in Berlin.
SANAZ GHAJAR presents Happy Sugar
Happy Sugar is the title of a piece of writing from a larger work entitled “Iranian Girlfriend,” currently being developed at New Georges. Is it an autofiction novel? Is it a performance lecture? Maybe it’s a TV show! Who knows, but once Sanaz figures it out (just give her a couple more months of Netflix ‘research’ and a couple more handles of gin), she promises she’ll make it, full stop. For now she’s going to *chill* and simply read you this snippet, because she wrote it, because that’s what she’s been focused on, because that’s what you’re gonna get.
Sanaz Ghajar is an Iranian-American writer, director, curator, and DJ whose work has been described as “ambitiously subversive” and “unapologetically experimental” (Time Out NY). She starts each project from an emotional rather than dramaturgical point of intrigue.The shape of her work changes radically project by project, with a consistent focus on alternative structures guided by image and sound. Form is open, so the container of the final expression may be a pop-political collage, dance piece with found text, musical adaptation of a classic, rock-opera concert, animated music video, filmed mockumentary frame-story, and more. What unites the work is a continued balance between the personal and political, as well as a desire to take things and flip them on their heads. Beyond that, a deep commitment to the study of philosophy, history, and visual art guides her artistic practice.
Parlor Walls live at the Brick Theater performing two new songs (featuring Andy Kinsey on bass @aaandykinsey). Directed, Edited and Produced by Molly Mary O’Brien (@themollyzone); Sound by #KeganZema; Lighting by Theresa Buchheister (@buchheistertheresa).
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Peter Funk is known for his big muscles and even bigger brain. Join him for his 2020 year in review to hear all the REAL NEWS you missed this year, like the time he flew a jet pack over the ocean and was knighted!
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JACKIE RIVERA presents TOP VAN MOMENTS OF 2020
Your friendly neighborhood van-dyke returns to share their mistakes, triumphs, travels and projects! Self-identified creative survivalist Jackie Rivera took the life-art oeuvre to the max 2 years ago when they purchased a rusty old dodge with a dolphin on it as their home on the streets of Brooklyn and beyond. The DolphVAN has mobilized what is possible when basic theatrical carpentry skills meet alternative housing solutions to survive as an artist in one of the most expensive cities in the country.
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FOLLOW NATHAN: IG – @the1truegoiter // YouTube – Nathan Repasz // Soundcloud – Nathan Repasz
Nathan Repasz is a New York-based musician, theatre artist, composer, and improviser. His solo performance work explores the cracks between sense/nonsense and groove/noise. He’s really close to 100 subscribers on his YouTube channel (just called Nathan Repasz), which he updates with performance vids. Stay garish!
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On Guard was completed at the Catwalk Arts Residency in Catskill, NY, in October 2020. It is an ongoing theater/movement project that places museum guards front and center of an artistic work, rather than on the periphery.
The video features collected interviews (excerpts), poses of museum attendees, and re-creations of the audio landscapes of museums, including the repetition of audio material that guards hear multiple times a day. The piece is part love letter to the studio space in which it was recorded: a tower with a panoramic view.
Musician Wendy Richman improvised on viola to the video.
Giovanni Miguel Naarendorp is a writer, comedian, and actor living in Brooklyn. Previous credits include “Memory Retrograde” at Ars Nova, “Barely Adults” (web series), “The Guy” (short film), “Christmastown” at The Denizen Theater, “The Ultimate” ( short film), and “Phases of the Moon” (short film). You can find his comedy at @dinnerfor1comedy.
Instagram: @gnaarface Twitter: @Giowithanio
CAROLINE YOST AND WILLIAM BANKS
William Banks and Caroline Yost are funny and in love. They go so crazy.