Velani Dibba, Ilana Khanin, Elizagrace Madrone, Stephen Charles Smith

Dibba / Khanin / Madrone / Smith

we need your listening

July 30-Aug 2, 2020
we need your listening

An empty theater lit by glowing blue screens. Phone calls after dark. Spinning confessionals. In a shifting theatrical landscape, individual audience members enter a dim space between digital and analog reality and are taken through a series of intimate, one-on-one exchanges with performers – discovering and re-discovering the act of listening as radical engagement.

Please note: Due to the intimate nature of the show, audience size for each performance is extremely limited. If you’d like to be on a waitlist for a sold-out performance, click here

  • we need your camera, too:
  • This is a one-on-one experience that will require you to have your camera turned on.
  • Don’t worry: you will be muted during your experience.
  • If any of these requirements are a barrier for you, or you have other questions about accessibility, please email us at before ordering your ticket. 

Created by Velani DibbaIlana KhaninElizagrace MadroneStephen Charles Smith and the ensemble: Hilary Asare, Alex Bartner, ChiWen Chang, Sam Gonzalez, Alice Gorelick, Julia Greer, Nile Assata Harris, Annie Hoeg, Sam Im, Bri Woods



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Velani Dibba, Ilana Khanin, Elizagrace Madrone, Stephen Charles Smith

About the Artists 

Created by a shapeshifting, interdisciplinary collective that uses emergent technology, interactive and immersive theater, dance, music, and film to posit an alternative world.

Velani Dibba is a Polynesian-West African director and multidisciplinary artist, focused on the collision of cultures through design-focused and ensemble-driven work.

Ilana Khanin is a director based in New York and Toronto.

Elizagrace Madrone is a theater-maker and writer. Ongoing collaborations with composers: strange dissonance (Elsa Nilsson); Wool Sucker (Alex Minier).

Stephen Charles Smith creates performance through writing, experience design, generative dramaturgy, and emergent technology.

Hilary Asare is a New York based Ghanaian-American actress, writer, and New York Neo Futurist.

Alex Bartner is an actor based in New York City.

ChiWen Chang (she/her) is a theater artist based in New York and her favorite sound to listen to right now is hot oil sizzling on a pan.

Sam Gonzalezis an actor, dancer, and teaching artist based in NYC. Recent credits include Some Men (Pride Plays @ Rattlestick) and Salt Kid Watches Brooklyn Burn (Joe’s Pub).

Alice Gorelick is (ADJECTIVE) 

Julia Greer is an actor, writer and co-artistic director of The Hearth — more info at

Nile Assata Harris is a New York City based performer, who is very excited to be making her Ice Factory virtual debut! 

Annie Hoeg theater maker, mystery aficionado. 

Sam Im is a Brooklyn-based actor/director, currently pursuing an MFA at Juilliard. 

Bri Woods – cultural creative based in Queens and Kansas City.

Credits: Graphic design by Caila Gale

2019-2020 Season
30 min
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