Veronique Ory, Tom Block, & Hunter Bird of “Sub-Basement”

Athena Theatre presents SUB-BASEMENT at IRT TheaterListen in as Athena Theatre Artistic Director (and actor in the show) Veronique Ory, along with Sub-Basement writer Tom Block and director Hunter Bird, discuss eschewing the Mad Men path, writing to a company’s mission statement, the importance of absurdity in the theatre at the present moment, where to find the best poutine in the city, and the “absurdist odyssey to find your life’s purpose.”

“The entry point was really wanting to address the homeless in our city, and to find a way…[to] address it in a way that wasn’t┬ástereotypical…in other cultures, this idea of how homeless people are thought to be mystics, they’ve come to an enlightened point in their life…that if they can have peace and clarity in their mind, then that’s all that they need. And part of representing them in this way is hopefully taking a small step to giving face and voice to our homeless population…”

IRT Theater presents
Athena Theatre‘s

Sub-Basement

written by Tom Block
directed by Hunter Bird

thru April 15, 2017

IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street
Manhattan

tickets: $25, available via BrownPaperTickets

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