Ming Peiffer, playwright, and Kat Yen, director, of “Advance Guard”

Spookfish Theatre Company presents "Advance Guard"The term “avant-garde” gets thrown around a lot, but as you’ll hear playwright Ming Peiffer recount in this episode, it started as a military term before it was used to describe the artists changing forms, and pushing art forward.

And as you’ll hear director Kat Yen discuss, the co-Artistic Directors of Spookfish Theatre Company felt that the plays they’ve been seeing of late aren’t original, or pushing theatre forward.

That frustration is where the play, and the central conflict of, Advance Guard comes from.

Listen in as Ming & Kat discuss rebelling against post-impressionism & what other people want to see, the madness leading up to opening night, and why be an artist.

“What the hell are we doing here?”

Spookfish Theatre Company presents

Advance Guard

by Ming Peiffer
directed by Kat Yen

May 8th–11th (Wed-Sat) @ 8PM
May 16th–18th (Thurs-Sat) @ 8PM
May 19th (Sun) @ 2PM

The Kraine Theater
85 E. 4th Street
Manhattan

$18, $15 (students & seniors); Thursday performances “pay what you can”
tickets available via SmartTix

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photos by KL Thomas

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