ORNITHOPHILIA: I LOVE YOU, AND I WANT YOU TO BE MY BIRD., a workshop – DECEMBER 3RD, 2016, 10:00 PM AT DIXON PLACE IN NEW YORK CITY

This second edition of WNDH is a workshop of Dombois’ I love you, and I want you to be my bird. Directed by Jesse Freedman and produced by Lane Dombois. December 3rd, 2016, 10:00 PM, Dixon Place in New York City.

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The eagle evokes patriotism, the pigeon evokes squalor. Storks spread new life, poultry spreads influenza. A single white dove is peace itself, a state almost contrary to nature—and humans have determined the innocent creature carries that impossibility in its fragile wings. We idolize, we demonize—sing songs of birds near and far, actual and mythical, dinosaur and not. And when four birders travel too deep into the feathered minds of their avian encounterees, humanity unravels, becomes beaked and buoyant—then soars. To the call of the carrion crow every life perpetually marches—but before reaching the bird, we can sing along.

Cast and crew:

starring Torian Brackett, Avery Leigh Draut, Emilie Mirvis, and Tan Taofa

with Ani Garcia on percussion and T.J. Rubin on reeds

stage management by Emily Fischer

costume design by Karen Boyer

lighting design by Joshua Langman

scenic design by Ali Spechler

flute arrangements by Aleksandra Weil

Program

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OUTSIDE IN: THE CHIMES and LOVE IN THE DARK – October 16th, 2015, 7:30 PM at Dixon Place Lounge in New York City

This first edition–Outside In–features Barnett and Govedare’s The Chimes and Israelsohn, Roller, and Weil’s Love in the Dark. Directed by Jesse Freedman and produced by Lane Dombois. October 16th, 2015, 7:30 PM, Dixon Place Lounge in New York City.

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In The Chimes (music by Liz Barnett, book and lyrics by Eloise Govedare), a married couple is aurally tormented a neighbor’s incessant and omnipresent wind chimes. They confront, redefining hard truths.

In Love in the Dark (book by Orian Israelsohn, lyrics by Emily Roller, and music by Aleksandra Weil), a young couple is carnally tormented by the constriction of their orthodox Jewish community. They reckon, reinventing truth’s malleability.

Cast and crew:

starring Jenny Ashman, Meghan Bailey, Courtney King, and Alex Markowitz

stage management by Hannah Spratt

costume/scenic design by Karen Boyer

musical direction by Will Buck and Daniel Sefik

violin playing by Cheeyoung Kim

Program

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