The Loading Dock Theatre has announced the residence for their 2nd Forlift Reading Series.
Curated by Artistic Associate Charles Quittner, the 2018 lineup will feature theatrical workshops that will utilize drag, music, current events, and multimedia. Lead artists will be: James Blaszko, Daaimah Mubashshir, Troy Deutsch, Asia Gagnon, Sam Schanwald, and Ryan Szelon
Doors at 6.30pm
Curtain at 7pm (*with the exception of Twin Size Beds, 7.30pm)
170 Tillary Street #105
Brooklyn, NY 11201
$10 suggested donation
A snack here, some pizza slices there… Forklift opens with a taste of work from our resident artists. Featuring songs, drag, excerpts and Forklift’s original pizza recipe! Yasss performance/party.
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The Weekend on Flaming Road
By Daaimah Mubashshir
In The Weekend on Flaming Road, we are taken down an “Afro-New Wave, existential rabbit-hole exploring the absurdity of living in black skin. Six extracts will be read created from Daaimah’s Everyday Afroplay – a daily theatrical writing meditation on blackness or the black body, in its’ ever mutating and varied forms, aiming to create a cauldron of text that exists outside industry constraints.
Directed by Callie Jane Farnsworth.
April 29th, 7.30pm
Twin Size Beds
By Sam Schanwald
During the annual neighborhood-wide game of hide-and-seek, twelve-year-old Sam gets stuck in an abandoned tree house when the ladder falls down. The hiding place has a shag carpet full of bugs and some invisible friends. From its window, we can see the twin boys who live next door undressing and dressing themselves for soccer practice. Have a juice box and some fruit snacks, but save some for the others. We’re stuck in here forever.
Twin Size Beds is a new play-concert with original music by Avery Leigh Draut, Zack Milster, and Sam Schanwald.
Feminist in the Woods
By Asia Gagnon and Thomas Constantine Moore
An exploration of human intimacy and vulnerability through a series of true stories, wildly untrue stories, and sex-positive fairy tales. Through comedy and confession, an animal called “feminist” attempts to blur the lines of gender that are typically attributed to specific experiences and emotions. Can this creature be trusted? Some men will tell you.
A Video World
By Troy Deutsch
Miles wants to move to Hollywood and be famous more than anything. When a man returns to their small Midwestern town and offers an opportunity to audition for Kevin Costner’s new movie, Miles realizes this might be the one chance he’s been dreaming about. A Video World shows us a world of shadows, lit only by the stars in a young boy’s eyes.
Directed by Charles Quittner.
Helen and Other Helens
By James Blaszko
A new collaborative project that deconstructs the classical trope of Helen of Troy, exposing its dangerous influence on female representation mediated by the male gaze through the ages. Set in a drag bar overpopulated with new queens trying on their heels on the heels of the recent commercialization of drag, the show will confront the different tellings of Helen through multiple showz as devised by queens in NYC.
Developed w/ Hilary Ilkay.
By Ry Szelong
Last year, a “lecturer” at the Japan Society tried to compare 1600s kabuki theatre to Alexis Michelle on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Today, I am writing a family diary play that is perpetually in-progress, maybe because of the 河童 at the bottom of the swimming pool. Interabang is a fragmented portrait of shame, queerness, and half-East-Asian-American identity in one family, and of the half-true ancestral curse that lurks under their kitchen sink. #lmfao #fml #dying #dead #risen #cursed .
Read about past Forklift evenings