WP Domestic Partner Program
Official Launch Featuring
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Additional Domestic Partners to be announced…
WP Theater’s Domestic Partner Program is focused on providing support to fellow organizations that are developing work by female-identified artists. Each year, WP Theater will welcome companies into residency at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, providing them with rehearsal and theater space at a reduced rate, as well as artistic, marketing, ticketing and other institutional support, and present their work to WP audiences.
The program launches in the 2016-2017 season with two unique and innovative companies– contemporary dance company Monica Bill Barnes & Company and PopUp Theatrics. WP’s partnership with MBB & Co. is the next step in the partnership begun with MBB & CO’s Happy Hour at Gibney Dance last season. Called “Buster Keaton in Vegas…unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable,” by The New York Times, Monica Bill Barnes & Company brings their physical humor and rigorous live performances to a special series of pilot performances at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre. PopUp Theatrics, who the Huffington Post has said takes “technology to a new level in theater performance” creates site-specific, site-impacting theatrical events in dynamic collaborations with theater artists worldwide.
2016-17 DOMESTIC PARTNERS!
Monica Bill Barnes & Company
The company that made Happy Hour returns, bringing their physical humor and rigorous live performances to WP Theater. Audiences are invited to a special series of pilot performances where Monica Bill Barnes & Company will test drive new material in a run of fully staged shows that will change with every performance. There will be movement, there will be a megaphone, and there will be nothing like this anywhere else.
Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance where it does not belong. They create and produce each work entirely from its own rulebook – dancing to radio interviews on the biggest stages in the world, hosting a weekly show in a crowded office party, or leading a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum. Within each of these new contexts and borrowed environments, they constantly find humor in our awkward, everyday triumphs and failures.
The company consists of a team of collaborators: Artistic Director/Choreographer, Monica Bill Barnes; Associate Artistic Director/Performer, Anna Bass; designers Kelly Hanson (Set/Costume) and Jane Cox (Lighting); and Robbie Saenz de Viteri (Creative Producing Director). Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience. MonicaBillBarnes.com @
PopUp Theatrics is a partnership between theatre artists Tamilla Woodard, Ana Margineanu and Peca Stefan. PopUp Theatrics’ mission is to create site-specific, site-impacting theatrical events in dynamic collaborations with theatre artists worldwide. Since its beginnings in 2011, PopUp Theatrics has produced critically acclaimed, award-winning, globally inclusive, immersive theatre in collaboration with 100+ artists from countries on six continents. Upcoming: Broken City: Wall St, the third and final installment of the Broken City Trilogy, will perform July 2016 in lower Manhattan in collaboration with the UK’s Sign Dance Collective. Later in 2016, New York City will welcome INSIDE. PopUpTheatrics.com @PopUpTheatrics
Dates and more info on all Domestic Partners to come.
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