|Two NYC companies have close links with Pantheatre - Nettles Artists Collective (Debora Balardini and Sandie Luna) and Lilac Co. (Sean Lewis and friends.) Both have trained with Pantheatre and have been producing superb though very different work over the last years.
The PanNYC projects also include other performing artists active in New York, in the USA, and flying in from abroad.
“Singing a song is a performance challenge in which you have three to five minutes to tell a story, constellate an idea and convey an emotion.” Linda Wise.
THE ART OF POSSESSION
Post-modernism seems to have stalled in self-possession.Deconstruction rarely flies off the rational handle – even when poetic or ironic. “It takes shamanistic moves to elude the Western rational mind.” (James Hillman).
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JANUARY 2014 : FRANKENSTEIN
we are being included in the Public Theater's festival in January
going into completely new creation and some fresh collaborations that i am
very excited about
Sean Edward Lewis LOVE IS BLACK WATER
Starring the stunning ELISA MATULA as Christol, with EDGAR OLIVER as detective Solomon. Written & directed by Sean Edward Lewis. Sound by Leon Rothenberg. Edited by Daniel Hilsinger. Director of Photography Hanna Husberg. Original Score by Michael King and Eli Mattern. featuring Seth Powers, Sean Edward Lewis, John Morena, Robert Petrullo, John Piacquadio, Colm Dee, and Danny Culmone
Psycho-sexual-surf. A death dream. A young beautiful woman caught in limbo in old Brooklyn …
This Pandora's Box dream narrative follows a young beauty caught in limbo as she becomes entangled with a pair of aimless step-brothers paying the ultimate price. A death dream set in old Brooklyn in an abandoned storefront on the east river. A psycho-sexual lament about the snuffing out of beauty.
Sean Edward Lewis- writer/actor/director founder Brooklyn based LILAC CO. works: Just Another Cowboy Lost in Steinland; Project Whitman; Bazaar Godard; Death Series Wun:Sexton Says Sum; Confessions of Zorro and Diamond; Baldwin Soup Kitchen;(HH)Hamlethouse; Cop Piece; Undercover Mime; Sandypaul; Dee Dee Is Pregnant; Macbeth Family Reconciliation Project; Jinx; Drusi Is Coming; Drusi Dreamed a Tiger.other work includes: Whitney Biennial 2010 "5 Songs”Martin Kersels,dir.Travis Preston. Prelude Festival 2010,Temporary Distortion,dir.Kenneth Collins;2011 Culturbot,dir.AndyHoriwitz.He has curated selections of new work in Los Angeles and at The Eagle Theater with Janie Geiser and Lewis Khalr and is frequent collaborator with Enrique Pardo of Pantheatre, Paris. He went to Calarts and grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles moving to NYC in 2005.
Drusi Dreamed A Tiger
the latest episode by Lilac Co. in the JINX series continuum. previous episode DRUSI IS COMING seen at Joe's Pub at The Public in August 2012. Written and Directed by SeanEdward Lewis and Featuring Emily Cordes, Sean Edward Lewis, John Morena. Film and Video by Kenny Curwood, Sound & live music by Parker Kindred
SAT-SUN JANUARY 12, 13, 19, 20 9PM *** MATINEES ON SUNDAY'S (12, 20) 3PM
A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES 285 East Third Street(Between Ave C & D),2ND FL NY,NY 10009 www.tribes.org
LILAC CO has made new theater in Brooklyn since 2005 including a feature length
independent film Love is Black Water (to festivals U.S/ Europe 2013).
"The work, written and directed by Sean Edward Lewis, recalls literary experiments such as those of Gertrude Stein, Samuel Beckett, Lewis Carol, Antonin Artaud and David Lynch. As audience to their work one can dwell, rather than be directed what to think about, be that a narrative progression, or a character's "inner" psychology. The work affects feelings and ideas actively, if not immediately, LSJ creates not merely physical spaces, but imaginary, emotional, and intellective states an audience passes through."Thom Donovan writes for the Brooklyn Rail & Wild Horses of Fire.
dear friends thank you for your support at 94 Norman in March with Episode One "JINX" of our new series- and, we move forward this month and will show in May Episode 2 in the series titled "CUNT"
this is to be a three part work to show in one evening (approx 2 hours) this August at the (first ever)
Greenpoint Pre-Apocalyptic Theater Festival directed by Danielle Pomorski-
written by sean edward lewis, directed by sean edward lewis and colm dee
sound and video by michael king and eli mattern
with the singular john morena as MICHEL
LILAC CO AND THE PRE-APOCALYPTIC THEATER FESTIVAL PRESENTS...(2 WEEKENDS-8 SHOWS IN MAY)
EP2 "CUNT" MAY 10,11,12,13 AND
EP1 AND EP2 ("JINX"&"CUNT") MAY 26,27,28,29
ALL SHOWS 9 PM ****
94 NORMAN AVENUE GREENPOINT BROOKLYN 11222 (STOREFRONT SPACE)
NASSAU STOP ON G TRAIN (STEPS AWAY) / L TRAIN TO BEDFORD (10 MIN WALK) / B62 TO NORMAN AVE.
****94 NORMAN THEATER IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROSITY OF
MANY PEOPLE AND WE THANK YOU. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY CARMINE NOTORA
AND CARMINE'S ORIGINAL PIZZA (ACROSS THE STREET)***PLEASE GIVE
CARMINE'S ORIGINAL PIZZA IN GREENPOINT YOUR SUPPORT AS A
CONTRIBUTOR TO ARTS IN NYC!!!THANK YOU CARMINE!!!!
Work-in progress showings of "JINX" first in a new series by LILAC CO
"JINX" FIRST IN A NEW SERIES. A NEW NEW WORK-IN PROGRESS
WITH EDGAR OLIVER***