Works-in-Progress 2019

Presented by Red Eye Theater

Tek Box at the Cowles Center

528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Pay-what-you-wish - $15

Call 612-870-0309
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Past performances

Thursday, May 30 8:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Friday, May 31 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 1 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 2 7:00 pm
Experimental New work

The 2019 Works-in-Progress cohort includes choreographers, actors, musicians, playwrights, visual artists, and theater makers who will share collaborative original works that explore themes including pop nostalgia and the early days of the internet, the ephemeral body and queer futurity, isolation and togetherness on a frozen horizon, shapeshifting and Indigenous futurism, and how white supremacy manifests in the body.

+ The Cloud Suit
Collaborators/makers: Julia Gavin Bither and Claire King

Using dance, film, projection, translucent screens, contour tracings, and three dimensional object making, Julia Bither and Claire King trace the image of a future. Here, bodies are not held at their perimeters, expression controls perception, and seeing is a position of wondrous un-knowing.

+ La luz, la sombrisa, y la galaxia
Musicians/Animators: Rebekah Crisanta de Ybarra a.k.a. Lady Xøk and Xilam Balam

A starry-eyed, immersive whitebox experience blends colorscape, sound, puppetry and animation. Lady Xøk brings the story of a warrior Lenca Queen to life through music, invoking bodies and ancestors through mask and light, and floating stories of flying jaguars through space-time.

Megan Burns as Wyn
Ricardo Beaird as One
Rosey Lowe as DJ
Meredith Casey as Choreographer

You've got mail! We wish to cordially invite human guests to our interactive Y2K Party. Dress to be stressed and ring in the new millennia with the hottest party games, 90s jams, and foreboding trends. Get ready for the (possible) end of days, but don't think about it too much - it's a party!!!!11! : )

+ Part 1: I'm Uncomfortable With What Im Feeling
by Casey Llewellyn and Morgan Thorson

In an ongoing effort to act against white supremacy, playwright Casey Llewellyn and choreographer/dancer Morgan Thorson move out of the comfort zones of their own disciplines to explore the internal and relational dynamics of their own whiteness as makers and movers. Through sensation-based approaches to choreography, they deepen their awareness of the harmful impacts of whiteness and attempt to enact new ways of being and making.

+ To and From:
Choreographers: Annika Hansen, Nakita Kirchner, Anusha Ramaswami, Nicole Stumpf, and Abigail Whitmore

Five collaborators meet on a single plane to explore their desires for kinship, both proximal and distal. Drawing inspiration from floorplans, cantaloupes in February, laughter, and harsh climates, they ask: How do we understand closeness as a continuum?

Thursday: Pay-what-you-wish
Friday-Sunday: $15/$10 Students with Valid ID

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photo cr: Val Oliveiro, Casey Llewellyn, Megan Burns and Ricardo Beaird