Seagull (Thinking of you)

Half Straddle / Tina Satter

photo by Michael De Angelis

World Premiere

Theater

Jan 9-19, 2013

Seagull (Thinking of you)
Half Straddle / Tina Satter (USA)

Writer/director Tina Satter draws on Chekhov’s letters, translations, and perverse sense of comedy to consider anew the darkness, beauty, and history of Chekhov’s iconic play The Seagull and its resonances with her Half Straddle ensemble. Seagull (Thinking of you) is a personal look at performance, failure, and attempted love — ultimately an unexpected meditation on why we ever try to say something out loud. With a Russian folk metal-influenced score.

“Full to the brim with killer talent … launching a particularly coordinated goal-line drive to a new feminist form”
Time Out New York

“If you think experimental, deconstructionist experimental theater must be dry and dreary, then Half Straddle has a surprise for you.”
The New York Times

75 minutes

Half Straddle is a New York-based company that makes plays, performances, videos and music written and directed by Tina Satter. The company includes composer Chris Giarmo (Big Dance Theater), designer Zack Tinkelman (Sarah Michelson, The Kitchen), and performers Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Emily Davis, Erin Markey and Julia Sirna-Frest. A number of additional performers and artists including Annie McNamara, Joseph Keckler, Pete Simpson, Susie Sokol and others have joined Half Straddle in creating their shows and performances.

 

New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous audiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization (with a 20+ year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work), we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, non-commercial theatre. In any given year, there are over 500 independent theatre companies working for opportunities to develop and present their work. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of the contemporary aesthetic conversation (in terms of both content and form) and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. With the opening of our new space, we aim to establish a professional, high-profile platform that reestablishes the West Village as a destination for mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors.

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The New Ohio Theater is located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan and is accessible by the 1, A, C, E, B, D, F, M subways. This famous region on the west side of Manhattan is home to Washington Square Park, New York University, Cooper Union, St. Marks Place and a host of independent film houses and Off-Broadway theaters. The New Ohio Theater sits one block from Hudson River Park, close to Hudson Street where audiences can pick from a plethora of restaurants scattered between the New Ohio and Bleeker Street. Christopher Park is three blocks from the theater, surrounded by a variety of bars hosting live music every evening.

Aside from untold numbers of shopping and dining options, there are plenty of neighborly activities…for recreation-seekers without memberships to the area’s multiple gyms, the Hudson River and its well-traveled waterside trails are a short walk away. The New York Times
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Performed by Eliza Bent, Becca Blackwell, Emily Davis, Julia Sirna-Frest, Susie Sokol, Jess Barbagallo
Set Designer Andreea Mincic
Lighting Designer Zack Tinkelman
Composer/ Sound Designer Chris Giarmo
Production Manager Liz Nielsen
Stage Manager Randi Rivera
Costume Designer Enver Chakartash


Made possible with commissioning support from PS122 and Jerome Foundation. Developed in residences at MASS MoCA (December 2012), the New Museum (September/August 2012), and Abrons Art Center (April 2012). Early stages of the work were shown at Prelude Festival (October 2011).

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  • Very excited to be in the audience for IKE @ NIGHT @jackartsny! http://t.co/mQfCHAJeCV

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  • Another on the 'to see' list this week! FRIDAY! RT: @jackartsny Gearing up for the last weekend of IKE AT NIGHT! https://t.co/QDBdaKFJPY …

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  • Thanks to all who came out to #RAMP these 6 weeks. Special thanks for our artists who took a #RISK to develop new work. @ChainTheatre

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  • Kaneza gives notes before photo call. #RAMP http://t.co/GBVxfo7ALZ

  • Pack house for #RAMP! Kaneza Schaal tomorrow, 8pm @chaintheatre. http://t.co/1YBCh6P795