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The Motor Company presents

Oracular Recall

part of the Communal Spaces Festival

Woodbine Street Block Association Garden

Bushwick, Brooklyn

September 14-29, 2019

The world premiere of an original short play by Ben Holbrook

Featuring Aviva Jaye, Jaz Astwood, and Victoria Villier

photos by Ben Holbrook

 

Delta Boys Theater Company & The Tank present

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

The Tank (New York City)

June 13-22, 2019

The world premiere of an original play by Mara Thomas.

This partly scripted, partly devised play centers on female rage, warrior babes, ritual, intuition, getting back to nature, and modern warfare. It follows a squadron of 5 women+ who are waging literal war on the patriarchy deep in the jungle, green beret-style, and digs into how we unknowingly replicate the same bullshit abuses in our struggles to dismantle the master's house.

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Featuring Allison Altman*, Dawn L. Troupe*, Jaz Astwood, Kimberlee Walker, and Lauren Dortch-Crozier

Directed by Caitlin Wells

Stage managed by Olivia Cucinotta

Set design by Willie Gambucci

Sound design by Adam Lindquist

Lighting design by Joe D’Emilio

Makeup design by Charlotte Bravin Lee

*Denotes member of Actors’ Equity

This was an Equity Approved Showcase.

photos by Ben Holbrook

poster design by  Lauren Kerr

poster design by Lauren Kerr

 
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Inspired by: Audre Lorde's Sister OutsiderThe Spell of the Sensuous, Women Who Run With the Wolves, The Woman in the Shaman’s Body, The Things They Carried, If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home, Michael Herr's Dispatches, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Psychomagic; Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket; the Dionysian Mysteries, Jungian archetypes, and ancient mythology... among many, many other things.

 
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Residencies & Grants

Mara & Caitlin were awarded creative residencies with Drop Forge & Tool in Hudson, New York, and the Turkeyland Cove Foundation on Martha’s Vineyard to continue to develop YEAR OF THE MONKEY.

They also recently received a Manbites Dog Theater Fund Grant for the upcoming North Carolina production slated for June of 2020.

 


Slim's (Raleigh): Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2017

Nightlight (Chapel Hill): Sept 7-9, 2017

Pinhook (Durm): Sept 14-16, 2017

The world premiere of an original play by Mara Thomas

Four young punk rockers tumble out of the van in the early '80s. With no rules and no road map, they navigate the beer- and piss-stained music scene of their youth as well as their lives and legacy 20 years later.

Featuring Drina Dunlap, Nelle Dunlap, Maxine Eloi, Jessica Hudson, Maggie Lea, Dana Marks, Meredith Sause, Alice Rose Turner & Steven G. Cooper

Directed by Caitlin Wells

Stage managed by Jessica Flemming

Design & photos by Kim Black

Musical direction by William Dawson & Owen FitzGerald

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"New Play ‘Yes to Nothing’ Follows Four Women In Punk Across The Decades"

- WUNC radio preview with the cast & playwright Mara Thomas

Old punks never die. They just stand in the back.

photos & design by Kim Black

photos & design by Kim Black