*SALVAGE WORLD PREMIERE* 04/10/2015

photograph / graphic design by Isaiah Tanenbaum

The Loisaida Center & Flux Theatre Ensemble presents:

SALVAGE

by August Schulenburg
directed by Heather Cohn

featuring the debut of Flux’s LIVING TICKET


WORLD PREMIERE

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.

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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.”

www.fluxtheatre.org

2015 Artists in Residence – FLUX Theatre Ensemble

photograph / graphic design by Isaiah Tanenbaum

The Loisaida Center is proud to announce

2015 Theater Co. Residency Recipient:

Flux Theatre Ensemble

Time frame of Residency @ Loisaida: February 24th 2015 to April 25th 2015


Proposed project for the residency:

Flux Sundays:

Are you an actor, playwright or director?

Join Flux Theatre Ensemble’s unique play development process and vibrant artist community for their weekly workshop, Flux Sundays. Once a week, up to 30 theatre artists gather for three hours in the afternoon to lightly stage new scenes from playwrights in the community. Not a theatre artist, but want to get involved? Feel free to join us for the final hour of Flux Sundays, where we share all of the scenes, and see plays in their earliest stages of development brought to vivid life by a welcoming community of artists.

Official Dates for Flux Sundays: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 and 3/15 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Email Flux Sundays to learn more about how you can participate.

The Salvage Project:

Behind every special object we keep, there’s something even more important: a story.

Flux Theatre Ensemble’s The Salvage Project is a series of story-circles where communities come together to share stories about the precious objects of their lives. Through the sharing of these stories, we’ll learn what matters most to the people with whom we share this city and why. The Salvage Project culminates in a free, full-length production of the world premiere play Salvage, which imagines a band of searchers looking for precious objects left behind in a post-catastrophe NYC. Interested participants in The Salvage Project will have the option of sharing their object as part of the scenic design of the production, as well as opportunities to have their stories transformed by professional playwrights into short monologues. Stories and objects may also shared as part of The Salvage Project blog.

Email Sol Crespo to learn more and participate in The Salvage Project.

The Salvage Project WORLD PREMIER: Thursday, April 10th 2015 at 8:00pm


About Flux Theatre Ensemble:

Since 2006, Flux has produced 20 productions and countless readings and developmental projects. The ensemble is made up of eleven Creative Partners composed of actors, directors, playwrights, and designers. Flux is the proud recipient of the 2011 Caffe Cino Fellowship Award, presented annually to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently produces outstanding work. The company’s productions of Hearts Like Fists and Ajax in Iraq were chosen as “New York Times Critics’ Picks” and in 2008, nytheatre.com chose Flux Theatre Ensemble as one of their “People of the Year” saying “This rising theatre company had a hit in the New York International Fringe Festival with Other Bodies, written by artistic director August Schulenburg, and then went on to mount the fall’s most ambitious indie show, Johnna Adams’ The Angel Eaters Trilogy.” Over the years, Flux has received New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations for their productions of Jane the Plain, Sans Merci, Hearts Like Fists, Ajax in Iraq, The Angel Eaters Trilogy, The Lesser Seductions of History and Dog Act.

Flux Theatre Ensemble is a member of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/NY, the Network of Ensemble Theaters and the League of Independent Theatres.

Website: Click here.

Zoetrope: Part 1 (Excerpts)

The Loisaida Center presents:

Excerpts of CABORCA Theatre Co.’s play

ZOETROPE: Part 1

CABORCA Theatre Co.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

(POSTPONED) NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Zoetrope follows a Puerto Rican family over four decades between Lares, Puerto Rico and Harlem, New York. Divided into two plays, excerpts of part 1, the bilingual version will be presented. This bilingual version was developed during the company’s artists in residence program at the new Loisaida Center.

 

 

 

Muchas Julias

Muchas Julias / Many Julias

 The first multimedia production by the new Loisaida Center!

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The new Loisaida Inc Center, in association with the Society of the Educational Arts, inc. (SEA), proudly presents: 
Muchas Julias / Many Julias as part of the Borimix: Puerto Rico Fest.  

In this multi-disciplinary event, art enlivens a space long known to harvest projects and services of great importance for the Latino community, the original Loisaida, Inc. building at 710 9th Street & Ave C, in the Lower East Side.

This time is the poetry of the great Julia de Burgos, whose centenary we celebrate this year, presented in five (5) distinct pieces representing different disciplinary approaches; in Muchas Julias / Many Julias visitors will stroll through the extensive premises of the new Loisaida Center to stop only at determined points and intimately experience the aesthetic pieces (from dance to theater, from film to installation), all inspired by the work of Julia de Burgos, one of Latin America’s greatest poets

Conceived by Yaraní del ValleMuchas Julias / Many Julias is a site-specific montage that features the participation of artists and scholars such as: Oscar Montero, Deymirie Hernández, Gabo LugoCaborca Theater,Right Minded CreationsJecaRodríguez, Veraalba Santa and Tres Tristes collective.

 Venue: 710 E 9th Street and Avenue C

Date: Saturday November 15, 2014

Time: 7:30 pm

(Presentations will begin at 8:00pm)

Price: $10 suggested donation (Help Us Grow) 


Click  to RSVP for this event.


Sponsored in part by:

El Mini Fest

Un Pasadía Familiar

El Mini Fest – Family Day

at The Loisaida Center


 With The Wonderful Musical Duo:

¡ACOPLADITOS!

Day long activities for the entire family!

Beginning Saturday October 18th 2014 from 12 to 5 pm


 El Mini Fest Schedule of Activities:

12:00pm – 1:35pm

Open Yoga for the Family & Creative Movement for the Family

 with: Jeca Rodríguez and Sandralis Ginés

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1:00pm – 3:00pm

Screening of: 

Pura Belpré:Storyteller

Documentary on loan by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

 

Creative Stations will open at 1:00pm

1. Paper Puppet Creations with Rojo Coquí Robles (El Kibutz del deseo) (2hrs)

2. Upcycling Arts with Visiones Culturales

3. Bilingual Storytelling with Maestra Coral Nogueras Ortiz

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 2:00pm – 3:00pm

 Interactive Bomba Performance: with María Eugenia Rodriguez & TheLegendary Mic

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3:00pm – 4:00pm

Headliner Concert by:

¡Acopladitos! 


 Come join us! Purchase tickets below. Only $5 for one ticket or $15 for 4 tickets!



Zoetrope: Part 1 (bilingual version)

Zoetrope: Part 1

Caborca has been selected to present the new bilingual version of their play as part of Encuentro 2014, the largest national festival of Latino theatre in more than two decades in Los Angeles, CA.  Caborca Theatre developed their bilingual version of ZOETROPE as part of the Art Residency Program @ Loisaida Center.

They will present both the bilingual and English version of  Zoetrope: Part 1 completely FREE! 

Join us for a delightful evening of drama and theater.


11:30am-

Bilingual version

1:30pm-

English version


 Saturday, October 11th


 LaGuardia Community College

31-10 Thomson Ave

Long Island City, NY 11101


 

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2014 Artist in Residence : Jeca Rodríguez Colón

The Loisaida Center is proud to announce our current

2014 Dance-Theater Residency Recipient:

Jeca Rodríguez Colón

Rodriguez is currently in the development stages of a piece with the working title:

(M)others.

About the piece:
 

The piece has four female characters, all women, 2 of which are ghosts or memories from the family of the main character, one character who is the mother of the main character and the main character. Through their movements and their occasional dialog the audience will be able to witness how the invasion of the United States of America influenced and affected each of this mothers. Some were affected directly by the lack of education, others by the alcoholism and abuse of her veteran husband and the others by the unspoken past of their mothers.

 
About Jeca: 

Jessica “Jeca” Rodríguez-Colón  is a Puerto Rican performer with over 12 years of experience as a dancer and choreographer. She began her contemporary dance training with Petra Bravo and Viveca Vázquez. She holds a B.A. from Hunter College with a double major in Dance and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. She was the recipient of Hunter College’s 2005 Choreography Departmental Award. Jeca is an MFA candidate at Transart Institute with Plymouth University. After participating in the EMERGENYC 2013 program at the Hemispheric Institute she began to explore performance arts and public interventions. Her work is connected to different aspects of the maternal kinesthetic language in space and the politics that surrounds it. She is currently part of inaugural cohort of The EmergeLab@BAX, a laboratory initiative with the support of the Hemispheric Institute and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Her latest work includes a street intervention in collaboration with Mette Loulou von Kohl “Manifest Collective Movement”, a future installation “Sneak into My Maternal Chaos” and future performance “Desde Adentro” to be presented August 2014 in Berlin, Germany.