Incubator Benefit Party

We just got an enthusiastic email from Morgan over at Ontological about tonight’s shindig. Dig it:

TONIGHT!!! come join us!
WED APRIL 5th @ 730PM – 10PM
@ galapagos art space in Williamsburg: bedford stop, 70 N 6th Street
Performances by Banana Bag & Bodice, 31 Down Radio Theater, Daniel Allen Nelson, G Lucas Crane, Kevin Augustine as well as special appearances by Cory McAbee (Billy Nayer show) and DJ Nathan Salsburg!
Tix $10 cash at the door. FUN to be had by all – and special prizes!

fyi: the L stops running at midnight – so you won’t be stranded in Brooklyn if you come out to this because the train will still be running when we are done!

It’s going to be loads of fun! and it is for a really good cause: rehearsal space for all the summer artists! See the below schedule of events for this summer! – packed, packed!

Outside/Input Upstairs – a festival of works produced in our Outside/Input Program
with performances by D. UNDERBELLY [Baraka de Soleil and Daniel Givens], Alec Duffy, Performance Thanatology Research Society, and Shannon Sindelar.
April 28 – 30 4/28 Series A @ 7PM, Series B @ 9PM. 4/29 B @ 7PM, A @ 9PM with Symposium to follow. 4/30 A @ 7PM, B @ 9PM.
tix: $10 or $15 to double bill
Series A
Dysphoria, by Alec Duffy & Co. a theatrical lecture/demo exploring issues of the body and genetics, on Earth and in outer space.
First Dark Drama, by D UNDERBELLY [Baraka de Soliel / Daniel Givens] – an episodic dissonant multisensory work that journeys deep into the subconscious of urban culture and personal memory.
Series B
Two Girls on a Cliff, by Shannon Sindelar – a surrealistic, sound based theater piece that explores ritual, faith and the extreme hold over self-examination.
The Hystery of Heat, by the Performance Thanatology Research Society – a performance science experiment testing the effects of contemporary high anxiety on global warming by measuring the amount of heat given off in moments of Great Fear.

A festival of theater shorts that happens on a 6x6x6 stage
May 4 – 7 @ 8PM
tix: $15 Adults and $10 Students
curated by Daniel Allen Nelson and Morgan von Prelle Pecelli
with performances by Charles Borkhuis & Juanita Rockwell, Stephen Cedars & Christina Latimer, Temple Crocker & Annie Kunjappy, Leigh Evans, Nick
Golebiewski’s Puppet Experience, Brandon Pane, and Normandy Sherwood.

A Poets Theater Festival
May 11 – 14 @ 7PM in the Ontological & May 15 @ 8PM in the Parish Hall
tix: $7 or $20 for 5-night pass
curated by Tony Torn, Lee Ann Brown and Corina Copp
with performances of texts by Anselm Berrigan, Reed Bye, Laynie Browne, Charles Borkhuis, Kelly Copper, Carla Harryman, Bob Holman, Kevin Killian & Dodie Bellamy, Tuli Kupferberg, Rachel Levitsky, Hal Sirowitz, Brian Kim Stefans, Rodrigo Toscano, Genya Turovskaya, Jacqueline Waters and many more!
Co-produced with The Poetry Project
AFTER PARTY @ the Bowery Poetry Club, Thursday, May 11 at 10:30PM

A Sound Performance Festival
May 11 – 14 @ 10PM
tix: $7 and $20 for a 4-night pass
curated by Brandon Pane and Morgan von Prelle Pecelli
produced in association with,
with performances by Rara Avis, Matt Bua & Naval Cassidy, Civyiu Kkliu, G. Lucas Crane, George Steeltoe Ensemble, Ezekiel Honig, Matt Mikas & Barry London, John Moran and his neighbor Saori, Morgan Packard, Pause & Radio Ruido, Reclusion Thus Sacrifice, Skyline, and Jonathan Zalben.
Affiliated labels: Microcosm Music, Heat Retention Records

Summer Series 1
by Kevin Augustine’s Lone Wolf Tribe
May 18 – 21 @ 8PM
tix: Adults $15 and Students $10
Bride is a multi-media theatre work that uses life-sized puppets to blend history, sociology and the Frankensteins of Mary Shelley and James Whale, to explore the gender identity of God. The work is a probing study of how historical shifts in belief systems –from Goddess culture to patriarchal theology— have changed how we view women- from deity to maidservant of the Lord.

Summer Series 2
Evoke memories of a golden age.
by Object Collection
May 25 – 28 @ 8PM
tix: Adults $15 and Students $10
The live dissection of an artist by a society of performers searching for product, legacy, and immortality. Drawing from the inaugural catalogue of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Evoke memories of a golden age. examines the production of individual and collective memory in the continually shifting cultural canon of an industrial landscape.

by Anthony Cerrato adapted from Bruno Schulz’s short stories.
June 15 – 24, Thursday – Saturday @ 730PM (check site for schedule)
tix: Adults $17 and Students $12
Adapted from the short stories of Bruno Schulz, one of modern Europe’s most original and bizarre imaginations, Under the Sign of the Hourglass is a fantastical exploration of a unique and curiously strange family, a dreamlike montage of a young boy’s memories and experiences, and his jumbled, confused, yet wondrous realizations of how he became who he is.
Press about their past work:
“quick, quirky, brilliant” – JoAnn Grose, Charlotte Observer
“the most unusual theatre experience” – Perry Tannenbaum, Creative Loafing

by Banana Bag & Bodice
June 30 – July 15, Wednesdays – Mondays @ 8PM (check site for schedule)
tix: Adults $17 and Students $12
Banana Bag & Bodice arrives with its latest theatrical extravaganza, The Sewers. This show is a conjuring act: an entire, albeit, tiny village mysteriously appears one night in a theater. A tiny village with three inhabitants. All the children are dead. An acid plant in a barnshack. A triangular shaped love tryst. This show is a tour de force by manipulation.
Press about their past work:
“NYC theater needs them” – Brook Stowe, Theatre2k
“They are a must-see for anyone who loves theatre.” – Patsy McGarry, The Irish Times
“Stab whom you have to for a ticket.” – Helen Shaw, TONY

by Stuck Pigs Squealing Theatre (Australia) in collaboration with NYC based artists Oliver Butler, Jason Craig, Jessica Jeliffe, and Mac Wellman.
July 26, 27, and 28 @ 8PM – FREE!!!
A new collaborative laboratory bringing together the work of Australian company Stuck Pigs Squealing and NYC based artists Mac Wellman and Ontological-Hysteric Incubator friends including Oliver Butler, Jason Craig and Jessica Jeliffe.

by 31 Down Radio Theater
August 3 – 12, Thursday – Saturday @ 8PM & Fridays 2nd showing @ 10PM
tix: Adults $17 and Students $12
A disturbingly haunted sound portrait of evil and isolation, METRONOMA
evokes the solace of a long walk with H.P. Lovecraft in a bitter New
England forest of the 1930’s.
Press about their past work:
“This is radio for all the senses, don’t miss the chance to be part of it.” Jeff Lewonczyk,
“Consistantly surprising, these two [Ryan Holsopple and Mirit Tal of 31 Down] interactive artists are doing some of the most interesting interrogations of the emergent datasphere happening today.” Douglas Rushkoff

Summer Series 3
August 16 – 19 @ 8PM
tix: Adults $15 and Students $10
a collaboration between Composer Daniel Givens & Interdisciplinary Artist Baraka de Soleil
inspired by Daniel Givens’ latest Album DAY CLEAR /FIRST DARK.
Enmeshed in afro-post-mod movement, stark visuals and sonic dissonant compositions, First Dark Drama evokes a dystopic urban world where death is ever-present, yet survival is a must. Throughout the intimate & exposed episodic pathways of this ‘dark’ environment, orbits the ever-fluid relationship between sensory recall, time & history, embodied in refractions of personal memories excavated from the”black” consciousness. Inspired by Composer Daniel Givens’ latest album DAY CLEAR/FIRST DARK.

Summer Series 4
by the Performance Thanatology Research Society
August 23 – 26 @ 8PM
tix: Adults $15 and Students $10
The Hystery of Heat is a performance-science experiment testing the effects of contemporary high anxiety global warming by measuring the amount of heat given off during moments of Great Fear.

by Daniel Allen Nelson in collaboration with Cal Clements, Temple Crocker, Julianne Franz, Morgan von Prelle Pecelli and Ric Royer.
August 31 – September 9, Thursday – Saturday @ 8PM, (check site for schedule)
tix: Adults $17 and Students $12
Spoleum is a theater piece, devised by Daniel Allen Nelson, about Empire: the birth, rise, fall and demise as expressed through architecture and artifact. A group of scientists and architecture aficionados gather to discuss the fall of Venice, and become possessed by the desire to design and plan a new empire.

AND – get ready for
COMING LATE January 2007!

All tickets can be purchased online at or through TheaterMania at 212.352.3101
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