The Making of King Kong sets out to unpack the monstrosity of our current cultural moment via the monkey, simultaneously evoking a 1930s acting style (transatlantic accents abound) while complicating itself with very-much-now identity politic-infused dialogue.
Does American culture itself have a death wish? Will we inevitably become complicit in destruction because we’re lazy and uninformed, or do we secretly, subconsciously desire the end, a final respite from the ceaseless barrage of meaningless content and absurdity?
Over the course of What’s YOUR Problem?, Clair elegantly applies the metaphor of alien invasion to her illness, illuminating the workings of an autoimmune disorder through a series of vital images and soundscapes.
Check out “The Future at the End of the World”, an immersive, interdisciplinary group performance in the largely abandoned offices of the James A. Farley Post Office in Midtown Manhattan. Curated by Andy Horwitz, presented and produced by Immediate Medium.
Last Friday night I saw Dan Fishback’s THE MATERIAL WORLD, directed by Stephen Brackett at Dixon Place and it is quite possibly the best new musical I have seen come from downtown in a decade, maybe longer. It has been extended so you have no excuse for missing it.