Event

Half Straddle: Ancient Lives

Hall Straddle Event

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

In Half Straddle’s Kitchen debut, writer/director Tina Satter merges teen movie influences from the late 80s, a live mixed score, and video landscape to create a brand new coming of age narrative. A teacher leads three students away from society. When they start an alternative TV station in the woods and meet a young witch who alters the group dynamic, their fragile new family begins to fray. Seventeenth-century captivity narratives, adolescent letters of Emily Dickinson, the teen movies, and more infect this darkly humorous consideration of how we make meaning for ourselves and our communities.

Starring Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Emily Davis, Julia Sirna-Frest, Lucy Taylor
Written and Directed by Tina Satter
Associate Direction by Jess Barbagallo
Music Composed and Performed by Chris Giarmo
Choreography by Elizabeth Dement
Costume Design by Enver Chakartash
Makeup by Naomi Raddatz
Video Design by Ilan Bachrach
Set Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Zack Tinkelman
Stage Management by Randi Rivera
Assistant Stage Management by Hanna Lea Novak
Production Manager: Randi Rivera
Associate Producer: Sarah Hughes
Producer: Aaron Rosenblum

January 7–10 and 14–17, 8pm

Added Show: Friday, January 16th at 10:30pm

Tickets $20

Half Straddle: Ancient Lives is made possible with support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Jerome Foundation, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Tina Satter received a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award (Theatre).

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