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At nueBOX: Cynthia Spencer / "Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There" / "r u mad ophelia" Abridged

The Trunk Space/Four Chambers Press/nueBOX present an evening of interdisciplinary performance encompassing sound, media, dance, and theater. At nueBOX, 1 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ.

Cynthia Spencer: Olympia, WA-based sound and poetry experimentalist.

Cynthia Spencer is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College with a focus in text and media arts. Her work considers trauma and entropy through the dissolution of language in performance. Strange, sometimes beautiful, often haunting, her performances evoke a space between poetry and vocally-produced noise, the voice as the raw material of language. She was a co-founder of The Midwest Small Press Festival in Milwaukee, WI and currently co-runs the Convex Mirror Reading Series in Olympia, WA.

With locals...

"Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There"
Choregraphy: Juan "Coel" Rodriguez
Sound: Tony Obr
Dancers: Brenda Grageda, Jessica Waitz

"Duality: neither (Here) nor >>>There" is a work that explores intentionality as it relates to both empathy and the negotiating, reflective state of self. These themes are explored through a variety of movement sequences, athletic partnering, and minor set design as well as a live musical component. The work's aim is to place the audience in a performative state of transparency, where they not only witness the performance but are also given the opportunity to look through it.

Howl Theatre Project presents "r u mad ophelia" abridged
Written and directed by Chris Danowski
Media design by Boyd Branch

This will be a 15-minute excerpt from the full performance piece. There will be seven performers present: Jamie Haas Hendricks, Ashley Kerin Martinez, Steve Wilcox, Barry Moon, Stephen Matthew Kass, Seth Scott, Bethanne Abramovich, Liana O’Boyle, and Jake Jack Hylton.

Howl Theatre Project was founded in 2014 as a collective of hungry performers answering "an urgent response to an urgent impulse to make noises after dark.” They have performed three new works of original experimental performance in all the best living rooms (and occasionally theatre spaces).

$5 suggested donation