Listen in as collaborators on The Assembly’s SEAGULLMACHINE—conceiver/co-director Nick Benacerraf, co-director Jess Chayes, dramaturg Steven Aubrey, and performer Jax Jackson—discuss layering multiple theatrical sources, permission to find points of resonance, turning on a dime, the company’s development process, finding new roles through that process, bringing an audience into a world “oozing word-slime,” different versions of ourselves, and the question of whether or not theatre can produce change.
“…every night, by a certain time in the play, it feels like we’re also just people, human beings in a room with our audience. And that has been one of the most special experiences of it, to me…”
created by The Assembly
conceived by Nick Benacerraf
directed by Jess Chayes & Nick Benacerraf
text by Anton Chekhov, Heiner Muller & The Assembly
thru May 5, 2018
La Mama E.T.C.
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E. 4th Street
tickets: $30 ($25 students/seniors), available via OvationTix
photos by Theo Cote