"Those whom the gods want to destroy they first teach mathematics." Eugene O'Neill's early play "Fog" staged as a modern drama of disconnect.
We are performing "Fog" in New York City at HERE from July 28 to August 1. (http://here.org/shows/detail/264/) The show is loosely based on a play by Eugene O'Neill of the same name. We'd like to use the text to comment on the disconnects of our modern society. Each performance will include significant amounts of improvisation, as well as tight, dramatic storytelling. It's hard to describe the way we're combining dance and drama, you'd just have to see it for yourself.
INOKTOBER PRODUCTIONS is a New York / Berlin ensemble of theater artists whose distinctive performance style includes technical experiments with movement and language, and emotional storytelling. "Fog" will complete a trilogy of early Eugene O'Neill plays and a way of thinking about performance that started in Berlin in 2008. This last part of the trilogy will be the first show the group has developed and performed in New York City, and is a bridge across European and American performance ideas www.inoktober.com
The funding goal of $2500 is the absolute minimum we need to be able to present the show in its developmental stage at HERE for the Summer Sublet Series. The funds will go to cover expenses such as rehearsal space rental, which are considerable in New York City!. A $25 pledge buys about an hour of rehearsal time, so even small pledges make a big difference toward the goal!
WHO WE ARE:
Katalina Mustatea (direction)
Yoshito Sakuraba (choreography)
Alicia Papanek (costumes)
Aaron Needham (poster, video)
Doug Rossi (performer)
Kristina Skovby (performer)
Will de Meo (performer)
Shaun Yates (performer)
Matthew Taylor (lighting design)
Glen Kinnaird (stage manager)
Vocal recordings by Fredo Viola: http://fredoviola.com/
Photography by Melissa Lynn: www.melissalynnphoto.com
Images available as gallery-quality limited edition prints ($1500 reward) ------------
Aaron and Alicia will paint a mural on the wall of your choice ($750 reward)
Aaron Needham: http://aneedham.blogspot.com/
Alicia Papanek: http://aliciapapanek.blogspot.com/ ----------------------------------
MORE ON THE TEXT:
Four disoriented survivors of a shipwreck spend the night in a life boat as a dense fog settles over the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. A young mother, her child, a businessman, a poet. This staging of Eugene O'Neill's early one-act play, Fog (1914), is conceived as a modern drama of disconnect, part improvised dance and part mathematics. Meticulous and unrelenting in its use of formal elements, it aims to explore lostness as the central metaphor for contemporary life. O'Neill's stark and haunting story becomes, unexpectedly, an admission that joy lies on the other side of meaning and intellect.
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A special note of thanks in MORSE CODE.
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BIG IN JAPAN print (8 1/2 x 11) on nice card stock, and a kiss. Yes, a kiss.
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Your Twitter-sized text message is included in the sound design of the performance as MORSE CODE! Say anything you want in 140 characters or less! We also print your message (in English) in the program inset.
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Gorgeous, limited run production poster (17 x 22) and your Twitter-sized message is part of the sound design. You also get a nice gesture from us: a kiss, a sigh, a wink or a nod (our choice of one) if we see you at the show.
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Two tickets to the show and a copy of the script, including director's comments on the staging, signed by the cast. Our beautiful production poster, program thanks, and a happy sigh.
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DVD set of all three parts of the group's Eugene O'Neill Trilogy, with rare footage of our appearance on German TV. Plus the production poster and program thanks.
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Two VIP tickets to the show on Friday or Saturday night. Fun and fawning over you as you arrive. Signed copy of the script. Set of DVDs. Production poster and your Twitter-sized message becomes part of the sound design.
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The cast takes you on a champagne-soaked, VIP backstage tour, whereon we reveal all our secrets. Two tickets to the show on a Friday or Saturday night. Signed copy of the script and set of DVDs. Poster and program thanks. Your Twitter-sized message becomes part of the sound design and we highlight it in the program inset. Did we mention the champagne? More than enough to go around. Fun, fawning, and cavorting. Then we walk you to your front row seat.
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Aaron and Alicia (a visual powerhouse duo) paint a one-of-a-kind mural on the wall of your choice! Check out their blogs for more examples. (probably limited to the NYC area, but if you're farther away...let's talk)
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Limited edition archival quality photograph we commissioned especially for this production by photographer Melissa Lynn. Choice of 5 images. Plus two VIP tickets to this and any future shows, through 2011.