A sneak preview of Problem Radical(s) at Abrons Art Center

My friend Travis Just is part of Object Collection, a collaborative theater-music performance group. I met him while working as a production intern at the Ontological Hysteric, where Travis works on sound together with Richard Foreman. This is Object Collection’s latest project and it sounds like something new and interesting. What follows is an invitation to their next showing, this coming Friday and Monday. Check it out!

New Yorkbased performance group Object Collection‘s month-long residency at Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement culminates in two developmental previews of their new performance event: Problem Radical(s), an experimental opera and live installation. The group invites you to preview this new work and join them for a reception and discussion afterwards. Problem Radical(s) will premiere at Performance Space 122 in Spring 2009.

Friday, July 11th and Monday, July 14th, 7pm

Free Admission

50 minutes, reception following

Abrons Arts Center/Henry Street Settlement

466 Grand Street, Lower East Side, New York City,

between Clinton and Pitt Streets


Problem Radical(s) is an experimental opera about everyday radical acts. The performance is a construction zone: re-invented each night through the live fabrication of an ever-expanding installation, and a modular approach toward music and text.

Performed by an ensemble of actors/vocalists, musicians and builders, Problem Radical(s) draws inspiration from a variety of sources, from 80’s hardcore to live electronic music and free improvisation, from American radical thinkers to hiking manuals and maneuverable personal blimps.

Problem Radical(s) is a collaborative effort between Object Collection co-founders, Kara Feely, (Writer/Director) and Travis Just (Composer), London-based artist Hannah Dougherty (installation), and Berlin-based video artist Daniel Kötter. Problem Radical(s) also features Obie Award-winning designer Peter Ksander‘s New York debut as Costume Designer, and the work of Lighting Designer Miranda Hardy. July’s showing will be performed by Alex Barreto, Sarah Dahlen, Kevin Farrell, Avi Glickstein, Jessica Grace Pagan, and James Moore.

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