our second annual (?)
COSTUME SALE AND SALON
Saturday, October 21 3:30pm-8:00pm
$5-$10 suggested donation gets you in
and gets you snacks, drinks, crafting opportunities, baubles, performances...
Costume pieces priced as marked-- many options-- $5 and $1 bins-- play dress up with us! Make a deal!
Join us for Spooky Action, our occasional play reading series!
Bender and Brian
10/13, 8 pm
BENDER AND BRIAN
by Trish Harnetiaux
Directed by Knud Adams
with Ikechukwu Ufomadu and Jacob A. Ware
Not many know the true story of Bender and Brian. Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall were not the first actors cast in John Hughes’ iconic movie The Breakfast Club. Initially, two other actors played the roles, but were fired after an altercation that occurred while filming the scene when they go to take their jackets off at the same time.This pivotal day was, well, pivotal for our original Bender and Brian, as they went on to live their lives together. This is their story.
join us for a ritual of togetherness and danger.
sort of like hot cider, with whiskey.
(there will be hot cider, with or without whiskey.)
plus! reading, conversation, and new (short!) performances by ((not)) chris tyler + alex sasha masha borinsky
we took a hike.
we decided: we’ll give each other readings.
we decided: we’ll give each other assignments.
so now we’ll move our bodies,
now we’ll warm our vocal chords.
come read with us, watch what we’ve made to share, and talk together about things that spark and make one crazy.
how is a night of performance like a hayride?
full of inadvertent touching,
(it’s an experiment in cross-pollination, with attention to the deaths of bees.)
sat, oct 7
$5 (but no one turned away for lack of funds!)
147 manhattan avenue
Uncanny Valley's monthly art parlor spectacular returns!
Sarah Bernstein - poetry/violin
Lacy Rose - singing
Jordan Baum - reading
Sandy Ewen - guitar
The Brooklyn Tape Music Center (entr'acte)
and your host Normandy Sherwood
At the Uncanny Valley
pay what you can/ your money goes to performers
Serious Sleep at Uncanny Valley
July 21, 22, 23 at 8PM
marvel at the shimmering relations
Part installation, part guided mediation, all performance. Follow ANIMALS into the sensory space of Serious Sleep.
Come enjoy a cup of lemon water. Or perhaps a sip of cucumber water. Some mint-lime water? More water options and info to come. For now, allow us to mist you with lavender spray while you floooooaaaaat around in comfort...
Zane Alexander Fair
and Mike Mikos
Michael De Angelis
and Wendy Yang
Spooky Action #4: Just up the road, slightly
Thursday, June 29
Just up the road, slightly
By Zarina Shea
Directed by Mia Rovegno
Featuring Birgit Huppuch, J.D. Mollison & Pete Simpson
A portrait of a marriage in the midst of political strife. Jan & Claire have lived on their farm in South Africa’s Western Cape for 47 years. Their daughter was killed in a nearby attack, a political act, and Claire has since joined the cause of Nkopane, the man responsible for that act. Through forgiveness she finds peace, but the toll this takes on her marriage is significant.
Spooky Action #3: Thingnesses
Tuesday, June 27
By Normandy Sherwood
Directed by Mia Rovegno
Featuring Jordan Baum, Zoë Geltman, Danny Manley, Ean Sheehy, Caitlin Saylor Stevens & Merlin Whitehawk
A history of the development of a future puppet cult. Male witch games lead to objects manifesting personalities and the attenuation of the human form. This is play about object fetish, a part in an ongoing exploration of the power and danger of the world of things.
Spooky Action #2: The Barbarians
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Written and directed by Jerry Lieblich
feat. Janice Amaya, Kate Benson, Brooke Bloom, Lizzie Fox, Zoe Geltman, Toussaint Jeanlouis, Ying Li, and Derek Smith
Spooky Action Reading Series presents:
THE ARTIST HAS TO PEE (Or How I Turned Into A Sea Monster)
A Post Pop Performance Opera in 5 Parts.
by Lisa Clair // music by Andrew Lynch.
Featuring Sea Monsters, original music and a chorus of Marina Abramovićs.
THE ARTIST HAS TO PEE investigates the inevitable degradation of our bodies and attempts to transcend this corporeal reality through ritual, music, and performance. Clair seeks to learn from the performance techniques of art icon Marina Abramović; chosen because of her dedication to “confronting pain, blood, and the physical limits of the body" in performance. Clair becomes pupil to Abramović’s master in an attempt to use art-making as means of transcending the physical burdens associated with her real experiences living with Multiple Sclerosis. Parallel story lines converge with Clair’s gradual transformation, scene by scene, from female theater artist into the mythic sea monster Scylla. Is Marina Abramović the witch who poisoned the waters? Is true liberation possible?
With performances by : Lisa Clair, Andrew Lynch, Katie Melby, Shaye Troha, Julia Sirna-Frest and Special Sea Monster accoutrements by Normandy Sherwood
Songs of Go and Pending
a choral poetic evening featuring original music by Megan Murtha
May 31, June 1 and June 2
8 pm at Uncanny Valley
Songs of Go and Pending is a choral poetic evening featuring original music by Megan Murtha and sound poems by Joanna Klink. Performed by an all female, a cappella choir, this show is set to inspire healing vibes in the face of these divisive, triggering times. The Healing Choir Members are: Erica David, Zoë Geltman, Claire Moodey, Megan Murtha, Ashley Nease, Elisa Nikoloulias, Maggie Fignotti Robinson, and Emma Wiseman