ONE CATCHES LIGHT

Brooklyn Gypsies

The Artists

Nic Adams - Icarus in the L.E.S.*

Angy Abreu - I Have No Room for the Broken

Anna Peretz Rogovoy - How difficult is it for one body

Artem Yatsunov - Please Google Ukraine

Olander "Big O" Wilson - What The F*** was I Thinking?

 

* Icarus in the L.E.S. is an Equity approved Showcase. 

 

Performances: January  20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28

$15

Performances at JACK

BUY TICKETS HERE

 

1.20 Friday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm (Please Google Ukraine)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (How difficult is it for one body)

Fourth show: 11pm - 11:55pm (I Have No Room for the Broken)

 

1.21 Saturday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (Please Google Ukraine)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm (How difficult is it for one body)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (I Have No Room for the Broken)

Fourth show: 11pm - 11:55pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

 

1.22 Sunday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (I Have No Room for the Broken)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm (Please Google Ukraine)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

Fourth show: 11pm - 11:55pm (How difficult is it for one body)

 

1.26 Thursday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm (Please Google Ukraine)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (How difficult is it for one body)

Fourth show: 11pm - 11:20pm (What the F*** Was I Thinking?)

 

1.27 Friday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (How difficult is it for one body)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (Please Google Ukraine)

Fourth Show: 11:00pm - 11:30pm (What the F*** Was I Thinking?)

 

1.28 Saturday

First show: 6:30pm - 7:25pm (How difficult is it for one body)

Second show: 8pm - 8:55pm Please Google Ukraine)

Third show: 9:30pm - 10:25pm (Icarus in the L.E.S.)

Fourth Show: 11:00pm - 11:30pm (What the F*** Was I Thinking?)

One Catches Light, a festival celebrating the new work of NYC-based and international solo performers. Four unique voices catch the light each night - honesty, music, new love, and new borders - at JACK, only in Brooklyn.

1.

Icarus in the L.E.S. (full-length premiere) is a kaleidoscopic performance-poem delivered from the final bastions of the New York vanguard. The performance centers on the wax-winged hero – who did not die when he fell from the sky, but instead lives on – chasing his destiny and scouting out the divide between artistic achievement and personal happiness. Taken under the wings of a mystical literati including The Silent Janitor, Bernardo, and The Severed Head of Homer, the poet, Icarus, must ford the rivers of the underworld to his final showdowns with both his nemesis, Rodney Cheshire Clemenceau, and himself. Presented as a teched-out poetry reading, and brimming with sound and video design culled from the most psychically-charged bits of city living, the poem is performed by the soulful and unendingly charismatic Ronald Peet**.

 

2.

I Have No Room for the Broken embraces a sense of loss and abandonment and shows how love can go wrong. The monologue is as an intelligent, well thought out and passionate parade of emotions locked into the messiness of relationships. It’s that sticky point where anger and unrequited longing meet. In a highly charged and emotionally intricate manner, Abreu discloses her need to make connections and the tragedy of choosing the wrong partner. Her words are fever pitch and declamatory exclamations of someone defending herself and in the end coming out scarred and bruised yet stronger and wiser. This is an exercise of healing and catharsis of the highest order. Abreu expels old love demons, clearing up the clutter of emotional trauma, in an attempt at closure all the while piecing together the shattered bits of heart and romance.

 

3.

How difficult is it for one body is a choreographed rumination on one question: what happens when the homes, the identities, the truths we take for granted are taken from us? Through a diverse movement vocabulary, original and borrowed text, and deeply vulnerable performance, we examine the repercussions of division and loss. Family history merges with the conflict of a nation and a personal tragedy, all in the body of one young woman.

 

4.

In Please Google Ukraine, Ukrainian-born, Jersey-raised, Brooklyn-based director and storyteller, Artem Yatsunov, visits his homeland after the break out of the Ukrainian Civil War in 2014. This is the completely true, slightly inaccurate, mostly made up and generally genuine story of highway hijackings, uncontrollable revolutions, broken families, and vodka.

 

5.

What The F*** Was I Thinking? brings a funny aim to politics, personal issues and Olander "Big O" Wilson's transition from the back woods of Lake City, South Carolina to the big city of New York.

 

** This actor is appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

The Exponential Festival is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC), and producers Lynne Andress, and The Adams Family.

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Art by Mark Toneff.