Darkroom Developed showcases an extended form of some of the distinct pieces that premiered in a past Darkroom Series. These productions have been developed in time, length, and depth and the Darkroom Developed platform strives to support these artists in the next step of their creative process.
ASYLUM from New Dance Theatre
first presented at Darkroom 11
July 13 - 23, 2017
Access Theater Gallery Space
ASYLUM marks the culmination of New Dance Theater's 2016-17 participation in the Access Theater Residency Program. Devised by members of New Dance Theatre, ASYLUM features original choreography created by the company. As an ensemble, NDT explores where the pedestrian and the profound meet, and where what is unspoken is revealed through gesture and dance. As our doctor (Jim Anderson) reveals, “the first thing to depart in mental illness is the familiar. And what takes its place is bad news, because not only can you not understand it, you also cannot communicate it to other people” (Phillip K. Dick). NDT has created a profound world where lives parallel to the pedestrian world of case-studies and clinical examination and therapy, using a unique blend of dance, gesture, and poetry.
New Dance Theatre company members and ASYLUM creatives include: Jim Anderson, Jes Bedwinek, Ilan Ben-Yehuda, Amy Fulgham, Alexandra Gellner, Bethany Geraghty, Patrick T. Horn, Angie Tennant, and artistic director, Shannon Stowe
Photo credit: Guerilla Photography with featured performer Jim Anderson (Doctor).
FRIENDS CALL ME ALBERT from
No. 11 Productions
first presented at Darkroom 7
Aug 23 - Sept 10, 2017
Access Theater Black Box
Photo credit: Jane Clausen featuring performer Steven Conroy (Einstein).
Meet Albert, a 40-year-old father of two who just wants some spacetime to sit and think. And think. Mostly about light, but also about delicious food, first love, and the fate of humanity. This bio-epic with puppets follows him back and forth through time. When did Albert the man get lost in history to Einstein the icon?
Written by Zachary Desmond
Directed by Ryan Emmons
Music by Enrico de Trizio
Puppets by Jen Neads
Lighting Design by Ryan Hauenstein
Featuring Steven Conroy & Julie Congress
Photo credit: Jane Clausen featuring performers Julie Congress and Steven Conroy.