Photo: Courtesy of Artist
Photo: Courtesy of Artist
PHOTO: DONALD BOWERS
Co-commissioned by Arts Brookfield and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
HARBORED interweaves oral histories, archived material, historical fiction, poetry, music and dance to survey two centuries of immigration tales and reveal how the American Dream both delivers and fails on its promises. Visionary director Jimmy Maize and genre-bending choreographer Wendy Seyb team up with “Downtown Innovator to Watch” Heather Christian for a site-specific tour de force that marks a bold return to En Garde Arts’ roots in civic spectacle.
With an ensemble of over fifty performers, including Trinity Church’s Downtown Voices choir and the Mama Foundation’s “Wednesday Sings!” choir from Harlem, HARBORED transforms the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place into the immersive environments of the uncharted Americahn West and the bygone urban landscapes of 20th Century New York City.
Beginning at 12:00 pm on performance days, shoppers, tourists and passersby will have the opportunity to step into a special phone booth within Brookfield Place and tell an interviewer their immigration stories. These testimonials will be incorporated into the HARBORED performances just hours later, evoking new meanings in the piece and celebrating America as a complex and interconnected land.
Sample a teaser of Heather Christian’s score for Harbored
JUNE 22 – 25, 2017
Thursday – Saturday @ 7:00 pm
Sunday @ 5:00 pm
WINTER GARDEN, BROOKFIELD PLACE
Free and open to the public
230 Vesey Street, NYC
CREATIVE & TECHNICAL TEAM
Directing credits include his critically-acclaimed 100-actor adaptation of Spoon River Anthology (The Invisible Dog), “Given the Present, the Future Does Not Depend on the Past,” for BOSSS (En Garde Arts), The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Co), You’re Invited (Old Vic, UK), Look Ma, No Piano’s (54 Below), A Different Kind of Animal (Theater Row), Burn The End (The New School), Ring of Fire (Endstation Theatre Co.), Hypochondria by Kyle Jarrow, and his mash-up adaptation of A Dream Play and The Seagull (Columbia University).
As a playwright, he is a recipient of the first annual Bailiwick playwriting award and David Nord Award for his interview-based play In One Room, which has been performed nationally. Other writing credits include a nonfiction folk musical entitled John Muir Wolf, a punk rock musical about Arthur Rimbaud entitled Burn The End, Between Life and Nowhere (Old Vic, 3-Legged Dog), In The Belly (Player’s Loft), as well as numerous adaptations. He is an Associate Artist of Classic Stage Company, an Old Vic New Voices Fellow, an SDCF Observer, a Princess Grace Nominee and received his MFA in directing from Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
In addition to her theatrical work, she has a long collaboration with filmmaker and artist Angeline Gragasin, including the films Movie Bizness, and The Animals, and the upcoming feature Luzon. She has also written catalog text for the art collective Faile, and a longform series for The Airship (Black Baloon Publishing).
Meredith is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama.
“Anne Hamburger’s performing arts company has put on mind-blowing shows in unusual public spaces for more than 30 years.”
– Time Out NY
CAST & PERFORMERS
HARBORED Open Rehearsal
June 10th, 10-5pm
Script Reading at 4pm
Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx
We are pleased to invite you to a special presentation of HARBORED at the Andrew Freedman Home, made possible by the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s “Off-Broadway in the Boros”
Presented as a part of the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education’s South Bronx Culture Trail.
Performance space graciously contributed by WARD Capital Management, LLC HQ & Andrew Freeman Home
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