The Incubator Arts Project presents its fourth annual Other Forces, an annual festival of work from some of independent theater's most innovative artists.
Written and Directed by Julia Jarcho
Performed by Jenny Seastone Stern, Ben Williams and Pete Simpson
January 3—20 // $18 general
"Ms. Jarcho is an extremely clever and bewitching writer and a master of stylized behavior." - The New York Times
GRIMLY HANDSOME is a dark and funny new play about crime, desire, and shifting identity. A pair of sinister Christmas tree salesmen have come to wreak havoc on our fair city. A pair of detectives are bent on catching the killer. A young woman finds herself drawn into their cat-and-mouse games and transformed in ways she could never have imagined. Well, maybe she could’ve. Meanwhile, wild animals have been sighted in the vacant lot across the street. Are they dogs? Raccoons? Or something more ferocious? The play moves back and forth between the hair-raising fun of a crime drama and the even deeper mysteries of a weird, modernist lyricism. Jenny Seastone Stern and Ben Williams, who performed in Jarcho’s Dreamless Land (New York City Players, 2011), are joined by Pete Simpson. Enjoy, but be warned: the nicest people can turn out to be pretty dangerous.
Julia Jarcho is a playwright and director from New York City. Her plays include Dreamless Land (New York City Players, 2011), American Treasure (13P), The Highwayman (Missiles With Teeth), A Small Hole (Performance Lab 115), and All I Do Is Dream of You (Sophiensaele and English Theatre Berlin). She recently collaborated with the artist Meredith James on a sculpture-and-video adaptation of her play Delmar, coming soon. She is a member of 13P. Artists she has worked with include Richard Maxwell, Mark Ravenhill, Ami Garmon, Benjamin Gassman, and Ásta Bennie Hostetter. She has been a writer-in-residence at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, a winner of the Berrilla Kerr award, a board member of Young Playwrights Inc, and a Resident Playwright at the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco.
Thursday, January 3, 8p.m.,
Friday, January 4, 8p.m.
Saturday, January 5, 8p.m.
Sunday, January 6, 8p.m.
Thursday, January 10, 8p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 10p.m.
Monday, January 14, 6p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 2p.m.
Thursday, January 17, 8p.m.
Friday, January 18, 8p.m.
Saturday, January 19, 8p.m.
Sunday, January 20, 8p.m.
Nellie Tinder’s Evelyn in Concert
Written by Julia May Jonas
Composed by Jon Lundbom and Julia May Jonas
Directed by Abby Browde and Julia May Jonas
Performed by Nikki Calonge, Lisa Clair, Zoë Geltman, Mary Jane Gibson, Hannah Heller, LUCY KAMINSKY, Richard Saudek, Kate Schroeder, and Libby Winters.
January 10—14 // $15 general
"[Jonas'] ambitious new piece, Evelyn, transposes ancient madness to a modern clinic, suggesting that our unruly psyches still chafe at civilized life's compromises." –The Village Voice
The women of Pennsylvania House are making good progress - with talk therapy, group therapy, dance therapy and their surreptitious visits to the surrounding druidical wood, when luminous film actress Evelyn Henries arrives and wreaks havoc with her Star Quality. Will the fortress hold? Or will Evelyn's Magick destroy the fragile strands of sanity these women have left? A musical fever-dream, Evelyn is a story about the consequences of being somebody, and the horror of being nobody. In a re-imagined and updated version, Nellie Tinder’s Evelyn in Concert will be performed as an experimental chamber musical, allowing the audience to absorb the work less as a piece of narrative, and more as a hauntingly humorous nightmare unfolding in their minds.