New Ensemble play I have co-created! Thursday May 17th at Dixon Place
Check out Crosstalk Coconut-
Created and performed by the Stenographers-
Téana David, Debra Disbrow and Damaris Webb
Dramaturgy by Ashley Hughes
1. (noun) from the ancient Greek “syn”, (together), and “aisthesis”, (sensation), is a neurologically based condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway.
2. The poetic description of a sense impression in terms of another sense, as in “a loud perfume.”
CROSSTALK COCONUT, a submersion into the neurological condition of synesthesia, is a visceral and stimulating romp examining known synesthetes such as Vladimir Nabokov, Joan Mitchell, Marian McPartland and others. This interdisciplinary theater piece with a winning DIY aesthetic by the Stenographers invites the audience to question: how much do our sense perceptions affect the way we want to communicate with the world?
What if you had no choice but to taste a personality? Or see explosions of magenta every time a word is spoken?
CROSSTALK COCONUT at Dixon Place,
161A Chrystie St. (between Rivington and Delancey)
THURS, MAY 17, 9:30 PM (One night only!)
THE STENOGRAPHERS is a new performance collective that builds interdisciplinary collaborative works, with a focus on documentary dance theater. Members Téana David, Debra Disbrow and Damaris Webb’s combined credits reflect original performance for Joyce Soho, Undergroundzero Festival, Movement Research, New York Int’l Fringe, Live Arts, Earthdance, Estrogenuis, NY Musical Theater Festival, and New Dramatists, amongst others. The three met while earning their MFA’s in Contemporary Performance at Naropa University. The Stenographers have developed the ensemble piece, HUETOPIA for the Fury Factory in San Francisco, and the solo piece THE BOX MARKED BLACK for Dixon Place.