June 7, 2008, 8pm
The Chocolate Factory Theater (map)
While we search for a new home we travel to Queens for a very special show at experimental theater mecca, The Chocolate Factory. We’re following the wildly inventive dance piece Walk It Once by Tara O’Con.
Walk It Once is a journey into a world governed by the incessant needs of its three inhabitants to test their physical boundaries against the contained architecture of their environment. The following screening includes old favorites by Clay Franklin and Jen Scaturro, brand-new work from Signe Baumane and the always entertaining puppet theater of Leat Klingman and Pat Smith. It’s a preview of what’s to come as we place more emphasis on short experimental work.
Puppet by Pat Smith
A young man fabricates a simple sock puppet, not knowing the abuse the entity will soon inflict upon it’s creator. Through an escalating series of torture, the possessed puppet takes on the embodiment of fear, chaos, and willful self-destruction.
Veterinarian by Signe Baumane
A veterinarian routinely goes on house calls to treat sick animals. He is able to save most, but one time he arrives too late. The animal dies, and that breaks the veterinarian’s heart. One night the animals that he has treated come to him in a dream. He receives love and forgiveness. When Veterinarian wakes up, his heart has healed.
Godflesh Superstar by Clay Franklin
The music of industrialists Godflesh with the visuals from Jesus Christ Superstar. Yeah, it works.
Blowing My Mind by Jen Scaturro
P’s unravels upon arriving home to discover that Q has moved out and ended their relationship.
Sleeping by Leat Klingman
Between dreams and reality, what is the color of your skin? This short film is an ambiguous depiction of body, movement, seduction and submission. Sweet dreams!