How many days since Orlando?*
So much has happened since then . . .
How can we make ourselves resistant to "compassion fatigue"
We ask some questions
We look each other in the eye
We make some art
Join Hook & Eye's night of ACTIVism, an ON-YOUR-FEET PlayLab-style living-out of the After Orlando plays. SIGN UP BELOW!
AFTER ORLANDO is an international theatre action curated by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press (Caridad Svich, founder) comprised of over 70 plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016.
With creativity, respect, and a good deal of compassionate energy, we will bring several of the AO plays to life in a spirited action-oriented night of tribute. Sign up below for IPL12 - AFTER ORLANDO.
Other participating groups include:
Boston Court Performing Arts Center (Pasadena, CA) October 25
Central Square Theatre (Cambridge, MA) December 5
California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, California) November 13
Carthage College Department of Theatre (Kenosha, WI) October 30
Cornell University Teatroller and Civic Ensemble (Ithaca, NY) November 9-10
EST-LA (Los Angeles, CA), October 13
Finborough Theatre (London, UK) Special Marathon Reading, October 31
Forward Flux Productions and Cornish College (Seattle, WA), November 21
Hook and Eye Theater (Brooklyn, NY), November 2
Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY), September 12
The Inge Center (Independence, KS), November 12
Kangagirl Productions (Orlando, FLA), Special Benefit Reading, October 17
Philadelphia Theatre Company & The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA), November 21
Playmakers Repertory Company (Chapel Hill, NC), November 28
Miami New Drama (Miami, FLA), November 14
Orlando Shakespeare Theatre: PlayFest: After Pulse (Orlando, FLA), November 5
Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre - The Middle Voice and LGTB Community Center (New York City, NY), October 8
Round House Theater and Olney Theatre Center (Bethesda, MD), October 10
That Uppity Theatre Company (St. Louis), November 13
Tufts University (Medford, MA), September 30
University of Texas at Dallas (Dallas, TX), October 9
with more partners and dates to be announced...
We start with a snag,
an idea that hooks our collective interest. Using improvisation, discussion, and research, we tug at the thread until we've found
a story to unravel.
Working with our writers, musicians and artists to focus our vision, we knit the moments together, add layers, and get the story ready for fastening
with our audience.
While the timeline of each project varies, it generally takes over a year to conceive, build, and produce each new work.
Hook & Eye is an ensemble company of theater-makers, actors, dancers, musicians and artists based in Brooklyn, NY. We build totally new theatrical pieces full of joyful athleticism, soul, and song. Every year or so, a new play is brought to life.
We teach play-writing at New York's Professional Performing Arts School . . .
. . . and offer 100% free PlayLabs where new work is brought forward, built and developed.
Top photo: Mitch Dean