Check out more "Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions" production photos, behind the scenes photos, show details, reviews, audience comments and interviews with Dante and the playwright here. This strange ride only has three more performances (Oct. 9, 10 and 13 at 8 p.m.) so make your plans now. Photo credits: Krista Fogle.
The stockings were hung by the chimney ...
Sorry, wrong "T'was the Night" story.
But, the title of this post is correct. Tonight is opening night for Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions. It's been a long (very short) time coming and the cast and director and make-up artist and lighting designer and stage manager have been working their lovely little butts to the bone so that when the lights go down at the end of the night, you'll have something to tell your friends about. And, maybe, think about.
More than anything though, they want you to ride the ride with them, in a magical place called a darkened theater.
We think they have succeeded. What started out as an experiment in collaboration and form has turned into a piece of real, live show.
We want very much for you to enjoy yourself, so feel free to do that.
Performance times and dates are October 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, 13 at 8pm; October 6 at 2pm.
Tickets are still available online for all but tonight's performance. Go here to purchase them.
At last night's show -- which was pretty spectacular, by the way. We hate that you missed it -- there was this older guy, all suited up and ready for the fancy, button-down theatre experience of midtown.
Oops! Sorry, fella, but you're seeing the wrong show! No fancy here. Just a balls-to-the-wall roller-coaster ride.
Welcome to downtown.
He fairly ran from the theater when the lights went up.
Maybe, things took a turn for him when Dante screamed -- practically in his face -- "Pizza face! Ugly-ass, 1-percenter dawg fucktard! Bite my ball boils!"
Here's to a job well done.
Tickets are still available here. We open tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 1). Hope to see you there.
See a live show AND STILL have cash for drinking afterward? On a Friday night? How often does that happen?
Well, it's happening at 8 p.m. tonight with Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions at Access Theater, 380 Broadway, 4th floor, NYC.
Bring friends. Make it a party. The show is seriously something to watch and the fact that it is pay what you can (just have them tell us PWYC at the door) adds a whole new dimension for the budget-conscious human being looking for something a little different.
And we'll get you out of the theater before 10 p.m.
Other PWYC previews are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. The house opens 15 minutes prior to each performance.
There's a bar.
Our RocketHub is closed and now the real work begins. We load into Access Theater on Monday, tech the heck out of the one-acts for three days and throw the house open for you on Thursday, Sept. 19. These are heady, exciting times for us and we hope to see your smiling faces in the audience at some point.
Get your tickets for performances of the one-acts (performing Sept. 19-22 at 8pm; Sept 22 at 2pm,; Oct. 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12 at 8pm; or Oct. 13 at 2pm.) and enjoy the shows.
Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org and find out how you can get a deal on The One-Act Series AND the full-length play Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions.
You can get signed copies of any/all of these as donation rewards at RocketHub until Sept. 9.
Credit: Kristy Caldwell
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions, the full-length play that will be running in repertory with four one-acts in Chaos Under Construction, has its final open reading before the rehearsal process kicks off in earnest.
This means you have the opportunity to be a part of the collaboration. Meet the artists, giving your honest feedback and asking the big (or little) questions.
As always at a Truant Arts event, there will be a bar because feedback and booze go together like peanut butter and booze.
We are still chasing money for the production of Chaos Under construction, so a $5 donation would be lovely ... and useful.
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Aug. 29.
Place: 36th Street Studio, Studio C
260 W 36th St, 3rd Floor
New York City (Two blocks from Penn Station, between 7th and 8th avenues)
Chaos, and Other Worldly Possessions
Written by R. Arson Teague
Directed by Amy Surratt
Featuring Cassandra Andrus, Christopher Lazariuk, Ashley Saladin, Sarah Schoofs, Rachael Solomon, Shayna Strype and Alex Tatarsky.
Lavinia Roberts, an activist and playwright with more than a dozen plays to her credit, talks about her experiences working on Chaos Under Construction for her new play, Black Triangle. Read the interview here.
Black Triangle and the rest of the plays in Chaos Under Construction are partially funded by theater lovers like you. Please take a moment to give what you can to our RocketHub campaign here.
Meet the rest of the Black Triangle team here.
Getting a buzz on and being a smartass are two things we can all enjoy together, right? So make plans to attend Truant's Trivia Night at Woodrow's, 43 Murray St., NYC, at 6:45 pm, Sept. 5.
[Reserve your spot at ChaosTrivia.BrownPaperTickets.com]
TriviaNYC, the national leader in trivia events, from local bar quiz nights to The Trivia Championship of North America in Las Vegas, has tailored a night just for Truant Arts!
In teams of up to five people, you will compete through five rounds of ten questions each, for more than just bragging rights, though that's a pretty awesome thing.
The first place team will receive two tickets each to Chaos Under Construction, and a TBD prize from the bar.
The second place team will receive two tickets each to Chaos Under Construction.
Prizes may be won throughout the night for things like Worst Handwriting, Best Wrong Answer, or Funniest Team Name.
Reserve your spot through Brown Paper Tickets and pay $10 at the door.
Space is limited; reservations are highly recommended!
First 15 people to reserve a spot AND show up at Woodrow's get a free drink when they attend a Chaos Under Construction performance.
All entrance fees go directly to paying for rehearsal space and artist stipends for Chaos Under Construction, running September 19th through October 13th at Access Theater.
HAVE FUN AND HELP THE ARTS ECONOMY IN NEW YORK!
Direct all questions to TruantArts@gmail.com
FOR MORE INFO ON TRIVIANYC click here
FOR INFO ON AND TICKETS TO CHAOS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Click HERE.