ICE FACTORY 2007
No More Pretending
(aka the return of Indieboot)
Written by Kirk Wood Bromley
Directed by Howard Thoresen
Lights Jeff Nash
Sets Jane Stein
Costumes Karen Flood
Music John Gideon
Stage Manager Erlinda Garcia
Three actors - who used to “do shit” together – run into each other in the park. One’s famous, one’s left the biz, and one still “does shit”. What is it to be independent when freedom is money, reality is produced, and no one wants to see your shit? A debatable manifesto on the econopathics of one-way exchange.
“No More Pretending is not just throught-provoking; it's very funny and very entertaining”
The Bushwick Hotel
Written by Rachel Shukert
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Conceived by R. Shukert & J.Pollet
Music & Lyrics Jerm PolletSet by Sarah Pearline
Costumes Jacob A. Climer
Lighting Anjeanette Stokes
Sound Emily Wrigh
James Ryan Caldwell
Audrey Lynn Weston
With only his cooking-pot, his special sleeping log and His Dream, John Chapman makes his way through the wilds of frontier America, spreading joy, laughter and syphilis wherever he scatters his seed. But will fame clip this dreamer’s wings? A tall tale of a very loving person.
“crazy, intelligent fun”
Stretch: a fantasia
Written by Susan Bernfield
Directed by Emma Griffin
Music Rachel Peters
Music performed lived by Peter Ajemian,
Dan Bartfield, Kate Kelly, Phil Smith
Matthew A. Lewis
The final days of Rose Mary Woods, loyal secretary to Richard M. Nixon, as she observes the presidential election of 2004 from her swing-state nursing home. And tries to teach her pot-head attendant about power, loyalty, and lying. And has some very, very strange dreams.
The Lacy Project
Written by Alena Smith
Directed by Susanna Gellert
Produced by Shira Beckerman
Scenic Design Deb O
Costume Emily Rebholz
Lighting Design Thom Weaver
Sound Design David Thomas
Her mother’s photographs turned Lacy into an icon of childhood innocence and beauty.
Now, on the night of her 22nd birthday, Lacy has to navigate between image and reality, sex and friendship, self-indulgence and responsibility. An incisive portrait of a young woman held captive by her own childhood. A vivid picture of a generation adrift in a sea of excess, raised in a culture of indulgence and unable to grow up.
"When the high points happen in The Lacy Project they are GREAT! Molly Ward is brilliant in every moment she is on stage playing a spoiled white-wrapper junkie."
"A smashingly original young playwright – wildly talented”.
80% of Love
Directed & Presented by Elke Rindfleisch
Dramaturged Joseph Gallo
Lighting Design Severn Clay
Costumes/Set Design by Elke Rindfleisch
Choreography Elke Rindfleisch with contributions by company members
Asst. Choreographer Sarah Weber Gallo
Music Chris Woltmann Band The Czar Bomba (Chris Woltmann, John Fauller, Paul Sherrard)
Singers The Collective Opera Company (Ryan Tracy, director)
Sarah Weber Gallo
Delves into the worlds of two women, one man, and a quest for love. By amplifying the physical manifestations of longing and desire, Rindfleisch sculpts demanding and quirky movement, text, and music into a landscape drenched in want. Inspired by the novel Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami. Scored to operatic voices and a live rock band.
“A vibrant performance about love and longing ... A toast to Rindleisch's artistic resilience ”
"It is a relief to experience the evening of pure artistic protein that is 80% of Love... It offers a visceral meditation on the many passions, convolutions, and sicknesses of love. "
Soho Think Tank
Written by John Kaplan
Directed by Desmond Mosley
Produced by Megan May Hart
Stage Manager Buffy King
Lighting Design Robin A. Paterson
Set Design Sarah Greer
Costume Design Hannah Fonz
Piano and Theremin Rob Schwimmer
A struggling vampire family descends on an evangelical college in the Midwest. When dad‘s midlife crisis of immortality triggers a desire to come back to life after 4,000 years, every assumption about god, sex, and the nature of longing is back in play. A story of conception, addiction, and matriculation. Scored to a live theremin.
The 7 Battles
Written & Directed by Eamonn Farrell
Developed with ensemble
Music Jim Iseman III
Add music Masi Davey
Choregraphy Andrea Davey
Light Design Ku'uipo Curry
Technical Director Nick Jaeger
Dramaturg by Julie Foh
The 7graphic Luis Schittone
Jim Iseman III
Seven battles. One night. Superstar government hackers lay siege on the tough'n'talented pop icons of TheBest in a webcast fraught with explosive situations, feats of technological prowess and kick-ass music. The fates of life and death (even the after-life) hang in the balance as the forces of war take on the warriors of peace.
"The Best is back with a new episode of their underground theater-rock show about a group of pop-icon rebels against an oppressive government, and this time it's bigger, better, and more epic than ever before."
-Aaron Riccio, That Sounds Cool
Hilda's Dance Party
Hilda is a nine foot six inch, faux German performance powerhouse with a skirt like a circus tent. An interactive club event featuring epic string sampling break-core music, and your booty. Shaking. Rolls directly into IF07's closing night blow-out.
With their unique mix of live rock music, multimedia spectacle, web interactivity and epic narrative, Anonymous Ensemble has been producing live of "the Best" in venues and festivals from Bushwick to Berlin to Brisbane and all over the internet.
"As joyously far from Broadway as it gets."