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The end is near! We’ve found the perfect venue for the world premiere of 'Nothing Lasts...' Get SASSON to The End.
The end is near! We’ve found the perfect venue for the world premiere of 'Nothing Lasts...' Get SASSON to The End.
63 backers pledged $3,386 to help bring this project to life.

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the what...

Saturated in a cultural obsession with the apocalypse, Nothing Lasts Forever, Nothing is Lost Forever inhabits the shifting intersection of linear and cyclical time. In a world of archaic beasts, wandering girls, and the last bird on earth, we observe how environment, mythos, and future culminate in a self-fulfilling prophecy of inevitable destruction.  Nothing Lasts… is a roving performance installation that rages against the dying of the light.

photo by Matthew Cylinder
photo by Matthew Cylinder

the when...

After two years of blood, sweat, and tears, fur, feathers, and indestructible optimism, saifan shmerer | SASSON couldn’t be more pleased to present this burly, ferocious, and elusive work. We are now in the homestretch! With your help, Nothing Lasts… will present its world premiere September 27-29 at The End, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

the where...

The End is what we’ve all been waiting for. A venue that boasts a transformable 1,000+ square foot performance space;  not one, but two roof decks (!) with a magnificent view of the Manhattan skyline; easy access by subway or water taxi; in-house bar for refreshments; and, the most qualified and encouraging staff. Who could ask for more?! ...Well, we can...

the how...

We need your help to raise the final $3,000 to cover the cost of this spectacular venue and the installation of this piece.

With the generous support of donors like you, we have successfully raised over $7,000 in contributions and donated goods towards this project. This incredible support has buoyed us through two years of intensive rehearsing, researching, inventing, building and work-in-progress showings.

It’s time for one last big push to bring this fresh, screaming baby of ours into the world. Take a deep breath, and give us your all.

photo by Matthew Cylinder
photo by Matthew Cylinder
photo by Matthew Cylinder
photo by Matthew Cylinder

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the who...

Nothing Lasts Forever, Nothing is Lost Forever is a discarded fantasy laced with harsh darkness and interrupted by the wild things of our invention.

Directed/Choreographed by Saifan Shmerer
Performed by Laurel Atwell, Becca Cardwell, Lillie DeArmon, Molly Schaffner, Brittany Schmid, Saifan Shmerer and Emily Skillings
Production Design by Heather Freedman
Original Sound by Trevor Wilson
Costumes by Heather Freedman
Set design by Heather Freedman, Greg Kozatek and George Hoffman

photo by Matthew Cylinder
photo by Matthew Cylinder

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    <<TAKE US BY THE HORNS>> Original hand-made GodBeast horned headpiece (+ all of the above) – Limited one of a kind reward. Designed and hand-crafted by Heather Freedman, this extraordinary headpiece is a genuine SASSON artifact, worn by performers for the 'Nothing Lasts Forever, Nothing is Lost Forever' world premiere.

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    <<YOU'RE A BEAST>> Original hand-made GodBeast ribcage-vest and horned headpiece by Heather Freedman (+ all of the above) – Limited one of a kind reward. Designed and hand-crafted, this magnificent full GodBeast costume is a genuine SASSON artifact, worn by performers for the 'Nothing Lasts Forever, Nothing is Lost Forever' world premiere.

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