Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE!
SEPTEMBER 4 - 6
Continuous perfromance (around the clock!) starting at 8pm on 9/4 and concluding at 10pm on 9/6
Adapted from the poems and letters of Emily Dickinson
Directed by Michelle Sutherland
Original music composed by the Theater Plastique ensemble
In a three-day marathon performance that is part intergalactic jam session and part haunted house party, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! explores the uncharted dimensions of Dickinson's poetry in search of what it means to be American, wild, and free. A performance event as vast as the cosmos, this is the second installment in The POP Trilogy from award-winning artist collective Theater Plastique. Following a workshop performance at The Fury Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater in San Francisco in July 2014, Emily Dickinson OUTER SPACE! returns to her native coast this September at The Bushwick Starr. Over the course of 72 continuous hours, the doors of the theater will remain open for a performance event featuring 88 singers, dancers, and musicians wherein Theater Plastique invites the vastness of Dickinson's poetry to again build a universe within a single room.
produced by Jordan Harrison, Michelle Sutherland, and Theater Plastique; sound design by Niko Bakulich and Amanda Decastro; scenic and costume design by Diego Montoya; video design by Kevan Loney; lighting design by Justin Keenan Miller; dramaturgy by Elisabeth Barnick and Emma McFarland
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