American Realness

Adrienne Truscott

プサーフボード ブランドナガセ シ当店取扱い国産ハンドシェイェイプ (トゥーフリーダム サーフボード)オクムラ シェイプ (サーフボード、ブラスト サーフボード)ショウジ シェイプ (ファンタジーアイランド サーフボード)…TOO FREEDOM…オリジナルマークも入ります。

THURS JAN 9 .  8:30 PM – SOLD OUT!!
SAT JAN 11 . 8:30 PM
SUN JAN 12 .  5:30 PM
MON JAN 13 . 7:30 PM

Run time: 60 minutes

466 Grand Street / tickets $20

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Starting with her experiences as a dance artist and her day job as House Manager for The Kitchen, Adrienne Truscott’s …Too Freedom… explores the relationship between working and performing; as work is performed it is observed, inside the theater and out. With appearances by Neal Medlyn, Laura Sheedy, Gillian Walsh, Mickey Mahar, and three jornaleros, i.e. day laborers, Truscott presents an evening of work with people for hire. …Too Freedom… looks at the state of working, being watched or seen working, and the inherent vulnerabilities of both.

…Too Freedom… was commissioned by The Kitchen whose dance programs are made possible with generous support from The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

choreography by Adrienne Truscott
performed by Neal Medlyn, Gillian Walsh, Laura Sheedy, Mickey Mahar and Adrienne Truscott.
sound by Neal Medlyn
lighting by Carrie Wood
costumes by Larry Krone
set by Adrienne Truscott with Larry Krone
rigging Janet Clancy and Eric Dyer
translator Pailo Heitz

Adrienne Truscott (choreographer/performer) is a choreographer, writer, performer and comedian. Her evening length dances have been presented at PS122, The Kitchen, Danspace, Movement Research at Judson Church, New York Live Arts (formerly Dance Theater Workshop) and Project Arts Center (Dublin). …Too Freedom… was originally commissioned and presented by The Kitchen in 2012 and it’s aim as a touring piece is to research and engage local performers and laborers. Her most recent solo show Adrienne Truscott’s Asking For It: A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else won the Fosters’ Panel Prize and the Malcolm Hardee Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 and looks forward to seasons at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and The Soho Theater (London) in Spring 2014. She is one half of the infamous and award- winning Wau Wau Sisters who have appeared at and/or survived death threats at the Brisbane, Edinburgh, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brighton and Perth Fringe Festivals, as well as The Sydney Opera House. Truscott has worked with Sarah Michelson, David Neumann and Deborah Hay, among others and taught at Wesleyan University Dance Department and the Sarah Lawrence College Theater and Dance Departments. For better or worse, eventually and always, she finds humor where perhaps she shouldn’t, while straddling as many genres as possible. She likes hats and enjoys wearing many of them. She thanks everyone for their work on this piece.

Neal Medlyn (performer) is primarily a performance artist and is also the rapper Champagne Jerry. He also moves his body around in a manner that the New York Times called “untrained” and has done so with Ms. Truscott since 2005. They once drank a cocktail named “the Bessie” together.

Gillian Wash (performer) is a dance artist from Brooklyn, NY. She has recently presented work at Festival TBD: Emergency Glitter at Abrons Arts Center and is an ISSUE project room 2014 artist-in-residence. She also has the pleasure of performing with other artists including luciana achugar, Laurie Berg and the one-and-only Adrienne Truscott.

Laura Sheedy (perfoemer) has had the privilege and delight of performing and/or directing at Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, The World Theatre Festival, The Sydney Opera House, New York Fringe, Joes Pub, Union Pool, PS 122, The Kitchen, Park Avenue Armory and the Lincoln Centre. And with Scam and A Strongman, The Other Tongue, Circus Oz, Polyglot, Our Hit Parade, The Wau Wau Sisters, Miss Behave, Captain Frodo, Amy G, Ann Hamilton, Barney O’Hanlon and Adrienne Truscott. Most recently, Laura played Titania in South Slope Shakespeare’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and created a new work for The Princeton Sound Kitchen with her company Nothing To See Here.

Mickey Mahar (performer) is a dancer from Milwaukee. He graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Women’s Studies and has since had the pleasure of working with Gillian Walsh, Miguel Gutierrez and Ryan McNamara.

Artist/Entertainer Larry Krone (The Hat) also designs costumes & sets! In 2010, Larry started House of Larréon, creating custom gowns and stage costumes for performers including Bridget Everett, Adrienne Truscott, Neal Medlyn, Jenn Harris, and Kathleen Hanna among others. Recent credits include set and costumes for Adrienne Truscott’s …Too Freedom… (The Kitchen 2012, American Realness festival 2014), costumes for Neal Medlyn’s King (The Kitchen 2013, American Realness festival 2014) and Wicked Clown Love (The Kitchen 2012, American Realness festival 2013), a featured costume in Adrienne Truscott’s ha: a solo (Danspace Project 2011), and contributions to the looks of Our Hit Parade hosts and various performers (Joe’s Pub 2010-2012). Look Book, an artist’s book of Larry’s costume and fashion work is due out in 2014.

Carrie Wood (Lighting Designer) is Too happy to be joining Adrienne and team! She has designed for a diverse group of artists including Melanie Maar, Karen Sherman, Luciana Achugar, Daria Fain, Reggie Wilson, Walter Dundervill, Sarah Michelson, Michael Lluberes, and many more. In 2007 she won New York Musical Theater Festival’s award for best lighting design. In 2009 she joined Merce Cunningham Dance Company as the assistant production manager for their final Legacy Tour. She then production managed Merce Cunningham’s final performance at the Park Avenue Armory. Carrie’s design work has been seen on both international and national stages including BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Yerba Buena Center for the arts, Walker Art Center, Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, and New York Live Arts.