IPL14 - THIS VERY MOMENT
Instant PlayLab 14 (IPL14) will combine the techniques of quickly devised theater with language from protest, manifesto, and media to examine what it means to live in a "now" where the moral imperative seems to refresh as quickly as your Facebook feed.
UNDER DEVELOPMENT: She-She-She
She-She-She is a performative examination of inherited feminine relationships through rare American histories. In the 1930’s, “She-She-She” camps were championed by Eleanor Roosevelt as a part of the New Deal that gave unmarried, jobless women the opportunity to develop forestry and hospitality skills in America’s National Parks. Hook & Eye weaves stories from that era with contemporary narratives to create She-She-She, a magical abstraction of identity, wilderness, ancestral femininity, and mansplaining. As each ‘she’ makes her journey up Bear Mountain, she is informed and molded by her past and wrestles with the intersections of her inheritance. She She She has been developed through residencies at Adelphi, SILO, a workshop at New Ohio’s 2016 ICE Factory Festival, and will receive a full production in spring of 2018.
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 ideas are brought forward, built, and developed . . . and we meet with and foster our artistic community.
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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.