Episodes featuring The Assembly have been some of my favorite episodes of this podcast.
Add this one to that list.
The company’s new show, I Will Look Forward to This Later, is currently running at The New Ohio. Make sure you get over to check it out, and definitely take a listen to this episode either on your way there, or on your way back. And, even better, hang out and chat with the company after the show, and dig into these issues with them yourself. They’d like to chat with you.
But at the very least, listen in to this episode as several Assembly members—director Jess Chayes, actor Ben Beckley, actor/writer Emily Louise Perkins, dramaturg Stephen Aubrey, and production designer Nick Benacerraf—discuss the Assembly process, inspiration from kabuki, choices/actions/consequences, conversations with your collaborators, your audience, & Judith Malina, and loss, legacy, & time.
“I think it’s important that we are in the process of figuring things out, that we don’t know the answers…and we’re excited about that.”
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The Assembly presents
I Will Look Forward to This Later
text by Kate Benson & Emily Louise Perkins
directed by Jess Chayes
dramaturgy by Stephen Aubrey
production design by Nick Benacerraf
sound design by Asa Wember
costume design by Kate Fry
lighting design by Christina Watanabe
movement direction by Katie Rose McLaughlin
cast: Edward Bauer (Robert), Ben Beckley* (Samuel), Vinie Burrows* (Agatha), James Himelsbach* (Wyatt), Linda Marie Larson* (Betsy), Emily Louise Perkins* (Miranda)
through April 23, 2016
The New Ohio
154 Christopher Street
tickets: $18, available via OvationTix