SHOT IN THE DARK

About The Show

A variety show of work all done with no lights from our grid as part of our annual summer Dark Fest!

For more information about the other awesome shows in our Dark Fest lineup, click here.

Featuring:

Refracted Part 1

Refracted Part 1 is the first in an anticipated series of works that explore the result of bending light, images, and information depending on the medium through which they are delivered. This first part focuses on the human body. We explore how the body looks as individual parts, in reflection, and distorted through both prisms and shadows. Through this exploration we hope to present a portrayal of the beauty of the human form even when viewed in such an altered state.

By Maya Kite and Dancers

Damascus

Damascus...a walled-off, city of the future that sees no light. During the annual Day of Hope festival, light appears and all is changed forever. Complete with song, movement and puppetry, this piece will explore how community and humanity co-exist as extensions of each other.

Created and Directed by Jenny Hann
Collaborated and Performed with Kirk Bixby, and Christine Schisano
Musical Direction by Kirk Bixby
Songs written by Vienna Teng

Ignis Fatuus

When the bees left the kids all came. The Moor is the last place where there's getting to be got. People go in but they don't come out. Come and hear why you should also stay. Ignus Fatuus tells the story of a friend lost to the promise of a better life.

Featuring:
Amanda Centeno
Trevor Liu
Dominic Russo
Blake Sugarman
Frankie Placidi
E.B. Hinnant
Megan Ermilio
Nazareth Hagood
Sarah Lowe

By Bryn Herdrich

I Once Found Myself in an Isolation Chamber

A man finds himself in a closet that he’s paid to be locked inside of for an hour. A less than amused dominatrix sits eating Chinese food outside the closet door. The man realizes that his intense need to claim an identity only leads him into further isolation, and that none of it matters if no one knows about it anyway. Through shadow puppetry, projections, an unsettlingly familiar soundscape and distorted lenses, we witness an absurd proclamation of identity in front of a false, time sensitive audience.

This play is about narcissism, isolation, darkness, and a beautifully failed attempt at identity. It draws source material from a collection of poems by Shuntaro Tanikawa entitled “Two Billion Light Years of Solitude,” as well as interviews with a former dominatrix, a few best friends, dreams/nightmares, Timothy Speed Levitch, and my own psychosis.

By Chris Ignacio, Co-Created by Jane Catherine Shaw
Music by Yuto Kanazawa


Jul 27, 2017

151 West 46th Street / 8th Fl. / New York, NY 10036