The Loisaida Center & Flux Theatre Ensemble presents:
by August Schulenburg
directed by Heather Cohn
featuring the debut of Flux’s LIVING TICKET
OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, APRIL 10 – 8:00pm
PREVIEWS APRIL 8 & 9 – 8:00pm
NO PERFORMANCES APRIL 15 OR APRIL 24
Flux Theatre Ensemble will present the World Premiere of August Schulenburg’s (Jane the Plain with Flux) Salvage, April 8 – 25 at The Loisaida Center (710 E 9th St on Ave C). The production will be directed by Heather Cohn (NYIT Award-nominated production of Sans Merci with Flux) with Assistant Director Emily Hartford (Jane the Plane with Flux) and will feature Sol Crespo (DEINDE with Flux), Rachael Hip-Flores (Once Upon A Bride There Was a Forest with Flux), Mike Mihm* (Ajax in Iraq with Flux), and Isaiah Tanenbaum* (Jane the Plain with Flux). The creative team will include Sound Design by Janie Bullard (2014 USITT/LDI Rising Star Award Winner, NY Theatre Now 2013 Person of the Year; 2014 NYIT Nominee for Jane the Plain), Scenic Design by Will Lowry (Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest with Flux), Costume Design by Becky Byers (asst. on Jane the Plain, Sans Merci, and Honey Fist with Flux), Lighting Design by Kia Rogers (2014 NYIT Award for Jane the Plain), and Props Design by Alisha Spielmann (Jane the Plain with Flux). The Production Stage Manager will be Jodi M. Witherell.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Salvage is a drama about Noma and Akiko, two government officials searching for precious objects through what’s left of a post-catastrophe New York City. When their manager Dennis hires Mandy, a veteran from America’s many wars, the searchers discover things that make them question their mission, and whether it’s time to let their city go.
Salvage will be presented by Flux Theatre Ensemble at The Loisaida Center (710 East 9th St on Ave C) April 8 – 25, Monday through Saturday at 8pm, with no performances on Wednesday April 15 or Friday April 24.
Beginning with Salvage, no financial transaction is required to attend a Flux performance. Instead, Flux will use a “Living Ticket.” In their commitment to financial transparency, Flux will share their operating budget and leave it to each audience member to donate as they see fit.
photograph / graphic design by Isaiah Tanenbaum
AUGUST SCHULENBURG (Playwright) is a founding Creative Partner of Flux and current Artistic Director. With Flux, he directed Ajax in Iraq (NYITA nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the Food:Souls Goldsboro and Volleygirls. As an actor with Flux, he has played Dr. X in Hearts Like Fists, Ezekiel in 8 Little Antichrists (NYITA nomination), and the Professor in Rue. As a playwright, his work with Flux includes Riding the Bull, Rue, Other Bodies, The Lesser Seductions of History, Jacob’s House, DEINDE and Honey Fist.
August’s plays include Carrin Beginning, Kidding Jane, Rue, Riding the Bull, Good Hope, Other Bodies, Honey Fist, Dark Matter, Jacob’s House, DEINDE, Dream Walker, Denny and Lila, Dark Matter, Jane the Plain and The Lesser Seductions of History. His plays have been produced and developed at the Lark Play Development Center, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Chelsea Playhouse, Theater for the New City, Portland Stage Company, Dayton Playhouse, Colonial Players, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Contemporary Stage Company, Abingdon Theater Company, Gideon Productions, New Amerikan Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, Impetuous Theater Group, Decades Out, Soundtrack Series, Reverie Productions, Wolf 359, Blue Box Productions, Piper McKenzie, Boomerang Theatre Company, Adaptive Arts, Hall High School, Nosedive Productions, MTWorks, Purple Repertory, Valley Repertory Company, The Brick Theater, CAPS LOCK Theatre, Chameleon Theatre Circle, Retro Productions, Elephant Run District, and TheatreLAB and Flux Theatre Ensemble. He is a member of the Propulsion Lab for Mission to (dit)Mars. His work has also been published in the New York Theater Review, Stage and Screen, Indie Theater Now, Midway Journal, NoPassport Press and in two issues of Carrier Pigeon. He also writes for film and television with MozzleStead Productions.
Visit him online at augustschulenburg.wordpress.com
HEATHER COHN (Director) is a co-founder and Producing Director of Flux Theatre Ensemble. Directing credits for Flux include: Kristen Palmer’s Once Upon A Bride There Was a Forest, Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci (NYITA nomination, Best Original Script), August Schulenburg’s DEINDE, Erin Browne’s Menders, August Schulenburg’s The Lesser Seductions of History (nominated for Outstanding Direction, NYITA) and Other Bodies (FringeNYC Excellence Award for Direction) and numerous staged readings. Outside of Flux: Assistant Director to Austin Pendleton on Johnna Adams’ Gidion’s Knot (59E59); David Stallings’ Dark Water (MTWorks – NYITA for
Outstanding Original Script; nomination for Outstanding Production) and The Stranger to Kindness (Outstanding Overall Production of a One-Act, Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Awards, also nominated for Outstanding Direction Award); Mariah MacCarthy’s For the Good of the Child (Gideon Productions); Rosie The Retired Rockette and Blood (EstroGenius Festival); and numerous staged readings for companies such as: Rattlestick, The Lark, Cherry Lane, The Brick, Mission to Ditmars, On the Square Productions, MTWorks, Resonance Ensemble, Jewish Plays Project, The Platform Group and CAPS LOCKS THEATRE. Member – Women’s Project Producers’ LAB (2008-2010). Heather is a graduate of Vassar College.
FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE produces transformative theatre that explores and awakens the capacity for change. As an ensemble-artist driven company, Flux believes that long-term collaboration and rigorous creative development can unite artists and audiences to build a creative home in New York.
Flux is the proud recipient of two NYC Fringe Festival Awards (2007 Village Voice Audience Favorite Award for Riding the Bull; 2008 Outstanding Direction Award for Other Bodies) and an eighteen-time New York Innovative Theatre Award nominee between 2008-2014, including wins for The Angel Eaters Trilogy, Ajax in Iraq, and Jane the Plain. In 2011 The New York Innovative Theatre Awards also awarded the prestigious Caffé Cino Fellowship Award to Flux for “consistently producing outstanding work.” Flux received a Citation for Excellence in Off-Off Broadway Theatre from the Independent Theater Bloggers Association and was named one of nytheatre.com’s 2014 “People of the Decade.”