Theatre C Announces Inaugural Season; Earns A for Vision


Courtesy of publicist Emily Owens comes word that Theatre C, which we wrote about last October (did they notice?), is announcing its inaugural season.

In the world of mission statements, the one for Theatre C begins with a little bit of trepidation, but then it lands toward the end on something very intriguing. The meshing of genres, reminiscent of the Stolen Chair Theatre Company, always generates a lot of heat, in my view.

Owens’ announcement also cited several projects in development. We’re going to wait on talking about those until they’re all firmed up.

Here is the aforementioned mission:

Theatre C exists to create vibrant theatre through the fusing of different forms of expression. Through the organization’s Associated Artists, Theatre C joins the next evolution of theatre by melding puppetry and burlesque, video and dance, acrobatics and installations, hip hop, rock and salsa, and much more to tell the most compelling and moving of stories.

And here is the announcement:

Theatre C
Announces Its 2010-11 Inaugural Season

Binding, May 5-15, 2010
As part of the 7th Annual soloNOVA Arts Festival at PS 122 (150 1st Ave.).
The incomparable Jesse Zaritt takes us on a journey of violence, tenderness, erotic power, submission and abandonment in a striking and moving event. Binding fuses the worlds of pop music, contemporary dance and video to create a powerful and arresting solo experience.
Performed and Choreographed by Jesse Zaritt
Directed by Bazmat Hazan
Video & Lighting by David Tirosh
Costumes and Masks by Manju Shandler
Producer/Dramaturge: Carlos Armesto

The Who’s Tommy, July 8-25, 2010
Produced by ReVision Theatre in association with Theatre C at ReVision Theatre (603 Mattison Ave., Asbury Park, NJ)
After witnessing the death of his mother’s lover, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia. Living a childhood of and pain and abuse, he finds solace in the magic of the pinball machine. His talent launches him to international superstardom. The Who’s Tommy takes us on an amazing journey into the kaleidoscopic mind of a boy struggling to break free from his a prison of paralysis. Told through a vaudevillian and circus-like prism, we invite you on an odyssey of hurt, possibility, hope and redemption. The director of last season’s Kingdom (Best Musical, The Star Ledger) helms this production.
Music, Book, and Lyrics by Peter Townshend
Additional Music and Lyrics by by John Entwistle
Book by Des McAnuff
Directed by Carlos Armesto
Choreographed by Elisabetta Spuria
Music Direction by Michael Thomas Murray
Set Design by Daniel Zimmerman
Lighting Design by Brian Tovar
Costume Design by Jacob Climer
Sound Design by Simon Ghezzi
Puppetry Effects by Emily DeCola

And Theatre C’s first Mainstage Production…

By Kyoung H. Park
Directed by Carlos Armesto
Choreography by Yanghee Lee
Originally written for the Royal Court Theatre, UK, Disoriented tells the story of a Korean family in crisis. In a moving and funny tale that spans an ocean, a woman in New York must hide the death of her brother from her parents while traveling back to Korea, or risk the news killing them. A dancing spirit, who is caught between the energies of traditional Korean Fan Dance and modern dance, drives the action to its climax.
Venue, cast, other collaborators, and production dates TBA.