New Company “Theatre C” Launching Nov. 2 at Barrow Street Theatre

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Carlos Armesto Announces
Activate!
A Launch Benefit for Theatre C

Artistic Director Carlos Armesto launches a new theatre company, Theatre C, at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St., at 7th Avenue, south of Christopher St.), Nov. 2, 2009.

Theatre C’s purpose is to create vibrant theatre through the fusing of different forms of expression. The company will meld puppetry and burlesque, video and dance, acrobatics and installations, hip hop, rock and salsa, and much more. 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.

“Theatre is evolving into a medium of mixed disciplines,” said Armesto. “The line is fading that separates theatre, dance, film, sculpture, music, circus or even sporting events is fading. I want to be a part of that evolution — in a very focused way. That’s why I’m creating Theatre C.”

Throughout the evening performers will present short numbers that evoke the style and work of the company. Emceed by award-winning book writer-lyricist Sammy Buck; the performance will include a number from Aaron Jafferis and Ian Williams’ powerful hiphop/rock/salsa musical Kingdom; acrobats from Fuerzabruta pirouetting in a live installation; Sesame Street’s Nitya Vidyasagar frolicking with puppet monkeys in a scene from David Zellnik’s Serendib; members of the Bessie winning Third Rail Projects careening away; songs from Christopher Oscar Pe√±a and Parker Ferguson’s gender-twisted rock-concert adaptation of the Orpheus and Eurydice tale; and more!

The evening will begin at 7pm with an open bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. Performances will begin promptly at 8pm. Tickets to this exciting evening of live theatre are $100 and can be purchased at www.tix.com. Enter the word “activate” and follow the online instructions. For more information, visit www.theatrec.org or call 212-491-3084.

Armesto is a former associate artistic director for The Ensemble Studio Theatre. Current projects with Theatre C include Kingdom by Aaron Jafferis and Ian Williams; DisOriented by Kyoung Park, (e)vaporate by Christopher Oscar Pe√±a and Parker Ferguson; and Displaced by Lori Fischer. Notable credits include: Kingdom; Pinning Hope by Matt Schatz; The Seven Year B*tch by Sammy Buck and Dan Acquisto; Serendib by David Zellnik; The Bus to Buenos Aires and Triangle (Williamstown Theatre Festival), both by Curtis Moore and Thomas Mizer. Armesto also served as artistic associate for the 2004 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts. Education: MFA Directing, Carnegie Mellon; BS Theatre & Chemical Engineering, M.I.T. Honors: Bill Foeller Director’s Fellowship (Williamstown), Audelco Award Nomination 2006 (Dramatic Production of the Year, Relativity); Princess Grace Award 2005. Affiliation: SSDC.

Tax-deductible donations to Theatre C should be made to the Genesius Guild, a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.