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Mike Iveson's The Tear Drinkers is a suite of sci-fi songs for six performers. It follows four humans who have been abducted by the United States government and brought to an underground holding tank in New Mexico, so that the government can determine which of them is actually an alien from another planet masquerading as an earthling. Downtown performer Mike Iveson leads a team of exceptional artists, including pioneering video artist Charles Atlas, in a look at the private heartaches and private bathroom rituals of humans and aliens alike. Including performances by April Armstrong, Anthony R. Brown, Don Castro, Gavin Price, Courtney Williams, Akyiaa Wilson, and Mike Iveson.
May 19–21, 24–25, and 27
Written & Directed by Mike Iveson
Video Design by Charles Atlas
Set and Costume Design by Parker Lutz
Lighting Design by Zack Tinkelman
Choreography by Greg Zuccolo
Organized by Sarah Michelson and Matthew Lyons
The Tear Drinkers is made possible with support from Jerome Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels 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. The Tear Drinkers was developed at residencies at The Kitchen and via Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Process Space program. Rehearsal space was also provided in part by Abrons Arts Center. Many individuals contributed to make this project possible.
Photo: Maurina Lioce
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