A tragicomedy by Jory Rabinovitz
MAY 9TH AND 10TH
9 - 10 PM
ABRONS ART CENTER
466 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
Starring: Jessi Reaves and JPW3
With: Sam Anderson, Phillip Birch, Joseph Geagan, Sayre Gomez,
Frank Haines, Lena Henke, Jeff Joyal, Brian Kuzma, Jose Martos and Taylor Trabulus
Original score by: Harry Bornstein GOBBY Max McFerren and NA NGUZU
Visual artist Jory Rabinovitz’s first foray into theater, XY NAUGHT, follows an unknown wanderer’s failed yearnings to express and create. Unable to apprehend established modes of representation and economy, the wanderer fumbles through his surroundings and into tumult and debt. A lead role in a Greek tragedy gives promise to make reparations for the protagonist, but instead leads to further confusion, creative impotence and impediment. With a cast comprised of artistic peers who are untrained on the stage, XY NAUGHT investigates the closing gaps of performance in its varied embodiments in the world of art and industry through an amalgamation of contemporary models and ancient Greek theater .
XY NAUGHT was first performed in January 2014 at the New Theater in Berlin. Supported by Shoot the Lobster and New Art Dealers Alliance, this production is the US debut. XY NAUGHT is presented in conjunction with Jory Rabinovitz's exhibition of new work at Martos Gallery on 29th Street in New York, on view through May 31st.
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