Coming soon

by James Scruggs
3-Legged Dog Production | Creative Capital Award | Multi Arts Fund

May 1-28, 2017

At 3LD Art & Technology Center

80 Greenwich Street, NYC

Conceived, written and produced by James Scruggs Premiering, produced and presented by 3 Legged Dog Artistic Director Kevin Cunningham “3/Fifths is a radically interactive romp through America’s racist minefields.”

 

3/Fifths, a satire, is a comprehensive theatrical exploration of root causes and continued violence perpetrated against men of color, and America’s fascination with the virtual weaponization of black skin. 3/Fifths will create a truly immersive environment using large scale video, performance, and music to trace the brutality from America’s original sin (Slavery), to the latest unarmed black man killed due to a heavily armed policeman fearing for their lives. Trauma of hundreds of years of racist carnage has been passed down to direct descendents of those enslaved. Measurable biological traumas of past atrocities are literally ‘cursing’ through the blood of living African Americans. All too often, the mere proximity of a black man can incite enough fear in an officer of the law that judgment gets skewed and charges toward violent, deadly outcomes.

 

Inside of the entire facility of 3LD Art & Technology’s 10,000sq foot space, we will create SupremacyLand, a dystopian ethno-theme park devoted to the preservation and celebration of white privilege and supremacy.

 

SupremacyLand consists of The Private Prison, The Atrocity Carnival, and The Cabaret. Representing The Private Prison, a life size 6’ x 9’ prison cell will be built and visible through the street level floor to ceiling windows. The space will be inhabited by a durational artist “performing incarceration”

 

Part one: The Atrocity Carnival will house several booths where racist carnage is heightened and transformed into interactive sideshow experiences, contests and games. The audience is invited to experience it however they choose. It is a carnival!

 

Part two: The Cabaret is where entertaining re-enactments of incidents of white supremacy are performed daily.

Conceived, written and produced by James Scruggs

Direction & Dramaturgy: Tamilla Woodard & Kareem Fahmy
Produced & Presented by 3-Legged Dog

Kevin Cunningham, Executive Artistic Director

Cast

Dean Acree

Catherine Braxton

Alyson Brown

Matthew Brown

Michael Bryan

Vienna Carroll

Natalie Chapman

Marie Donna Davis

William Delaney

Monica Howe

Dylan Kammerer

Dexter McKinney

Lionel Macauley

Gio Naarendorp

David Roberts

Dhane Ross

Meagan Stevenson

Ken Straus

Khiry Walker

Lauren White

Crew

Conceived, Written & Produced by James Scruggs

Direction & Dramaturgy (Carnival):Tamilla Woodard

Direction & Dramaturgy (Cabaret): Kareem Fahmy

Produced & Presented by 3-Legged Dog

Executive Artistic Director: Kevin Cunningham

Associate Producer/ Production Manager: Halle Morse

Choreographer: André ZacherY

Fight Choreographer: Randall Rodriguez

Sound Designer/ Composer/ Arranger: Mark Van Hare

Sound Designer: Melanie West

Additional Sound: Jamie West

Scenic Designers (Cabaret): Christopher & Justin Swader

Scenic Designer (Carnival): David Ogle

Video Co-Designers: Cam Vokey & Jon Bremner

Video Design Programmer & Engineer: Jason Batcheller

Lighting Designer: Ayumu POE Saegusa

Costume Designer: Andreea Mincic

Property Master: Jess Adams

Assistant Lighting Designer: Andrew Trent

Assistant Lighting Designer: John King

Video Assistant: Allison Newcombe

Assistant Sound Designer: Adam Smith

Costume Assistant: Mary Rubi

Technical Director: Baxter Engle

Production Stage Manager: Liz Haroian

Stage Manager: Clarissa Marie Ligon

Assistant Stage Manager: Tai Thompson

3LD Social Media/ Box Office Manager: Kev Berry

3LD Web Design/ Graphics: Yasmin Santana

Videographer/ Production Photographer:

Skye Morse-Hodgson

Web Graphics: Michael O’Reilly

Additional Web Design: Jason Batcheller

Publicist: Karen Greco

3-LEGGED DOG
20th ANNIVERSARY
SEASON 2016/2017

season

2016 - 2017

Pattern Language by Peter Burr
3-Legged Dog Production / Creative Capital Award / Sundance Story Lab / Co-Presented by Mono No Aware

September 2016

With Mark Fingerhut, Brenna Murphy, and Porpentine

Music and Sound Design by John Also Bennett

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 25th 5pm-8pm

Regular Hours: Monday, September 26th - Thursday, September 29th, 12pm- 5pm

 

"Pattern Language" is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. In this installation, Peter Burr employs the vocabulary of Alexander’s system towards the construction of an endlessly mutating death labyrinth, projecting this world inside an immersive multi-channel video environment.

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CIRCLING THE CENTER, by Nene Humphrey
October 2016

 

Performances Dates & Times: Thursday Oct 13, 2016 - 8pm | Friday Oct 14, 2016 - 8pm | Sat Oct 15, 2016 - 8pm Ticket Cost: $20.00

At 3LD Art & Technology Center - 80 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10006

 

Circling the Center is a visceral liturgy of sound, film, and performance, weaving images of brain circuitry and Victorian mourning rituals with sounds of serenading lab rats, and chanted braiding patterns. A woman weaves shimmering red wire, a choir sings a lament in this expansive synthesis of science, art, and emotion.

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SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA | By MJ Kaufman, Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

October 2016 | Produced by NAATCO

Archer, still known as Angela to his family, returns home to Central Oregon to be with his ailing father. With a hard-of-hearing Grandma obsessed with planning her “granddaughter’s” wedding, a father who keeps sneaking out for sugar binges, and a mother wound tightly with worry and anger, Archer goes through the transitions of life and death, growth and decay, and the passage of time, revealing the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart. Designers: Kimie Nishikawa (sets); Oliver Wason (Lights); Brynn Almli (costumes); Miles Polaski (sound); Chloe Kirkwood (props); Thomas Kavanagh (projections); Kate Katigbak (postcard/animation) | Production Stage Manager: Haley Wilson. Cast: Daniel K. Isaac*, Mia Katigbak*, Glenn Kubota*, Bex Kwan, Virginia Wing* | *Member of Actors Equity Associaiton.

Previews: October 24 – 29 / Opening Night: October 31 / Run: November 1 – 19 (Mondays – Saturdays, 7:00 pm, Saturday, 3:00 pm | At 3LD Art & Technology Center - 80 Greenwich St. New York, NY 10006

Tickets: October 24: All tickets $10 / October 25 – 29: $25 / November 1 – 12: $30 / November 14 – 19: $40 / Early Bird Special: $25 for any performance if ordered by September 30.

Elements of OZ | by The Builders Association
Co-presented by 3LD Art & Technology Center | Co-produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University (NJ)

December 2016
See the Land of Oz as never before as The Builders Association takes you behind the scenes and into the legacy of The Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum’s classic is revisited live onstage while the custom-designed Elements of Oz app turns each audience member’s phone into part of the performance. From Dark Side of the Moon and “Friends of Dorothy” to a virtual YouTube chorus singing Oz classics, revel in its longstanding greatness and many interpretations and tributes. For more than 20 years, The Builders Association have told stories about contemporary life while using state-of-the-art technology in wholly new ways. Directed by Marianne Weems, their OBIE-winning productions have toured worldwide with New York presentations at the BAM, New York Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, The Whitney, Lincoln Center, St Ann’s Warehouse, and the Guggenheim.

Elements of Oz app is available for iPhone and Android – download now

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Nora Goes 2 Space, Motherfuck*r! | written and performed by Kev Berry

3-Legged Dog Emerging Artist Production
Directed + Choreographed by Patrice Miller | With costumes by Timothy Westbrook

December 7-19, 2016

 

Part outer space drag show, part Norwegian kitchen sink drama, and part American karaoke opera, Nora Goes 2 Space, Motherfuck*r! is a blistering examination of “the housewife” and her role in the home yesterday and tomorrow, seen through the eyes of Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, and via a contemporary queer critique of the seminal feminist texts The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir and The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. By irreverently deconstructing Ibsen’s play into a series of songs, monologues, and vignettes modeled after a series of 1950s housewife etiquette films that were actually shown in cinemas as “feminist” propaganda Nora Goes 2 Space, Motherfuck*r! aims itself towards the future by looking at where the feminist movement began, celebrating past progresses and triumphs, and by being searingly truthful about how far we have to go before we’re all equal.

PARIS ORGY | by Chuck Mee in collaboration with Kevin Cunningham
3-Legged Dog Production


Kevin Cunningham and the 3LD team are working in collaboration with award winning playwright Chuck Mee to create a performance/installation of Paris Orgy. Looking through the lenses of multiple cameras into the minute details of the braided topography of Paris, the team will construct a complete world, boisterously precise, yet intimately multiplicitious; an encompassing, multilingual environment in which audience and performers mesh in a quasi-fictional reality. Work on Paris Orgy begins with an extensive video shoot in Paris and our partner organizations in Europe. Paris Orgy explores themes of self-delusion and the fallacy of stereotypical thinking.

Skiff//Faustroll | by Victor Morales

February 2017

3-Legged Dog Production

An exploration of metarealities and desires through the semiscience of Pataphysics. Skiff/Faustroll is a real-time digital sea trip created with a video game engine. Utilizing third-person perspective, 3 live performers, a live musician and the aid of projection mapping techniques, real-time mocap and physical computing, Morales will create an augmented reality performance piece, inspired by Alfred Jarry’s surreal text “Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll.” Dr. Faustroll will be an avatar controlled with Motion Capture. The set will be projection mapped and it will behave like a “pop-up” book: surfaces of the set will be controlled with arduinos, servos, stepper motors, pulleys and strings which will “pop” these surfaces in sync with the projected images. The story is about the “new” Dr. Faustroll’s trek across a semi-submerged New York City. The Journey has different “islands” that symbolize dreams, facts, probabilities, virtual realities and fears about global warming, race, inequality, gender and technology.

3/5 by James Scruggs

3-Legged Dog Production | Creative Capital Award | Multi Arts Found

May 2017

 

3/Fifths, is a comprehensive theatrical performance work that explores the root causes and continued violence perpetrated against people of color, virtually weaponizing black skin. It will incorporate large scale immersive video, Virtual Reality, performance, text, and music to tell the story of Americas’ original sin (slavery) and the continued torture and brutality inflicted, sometimes as entertainment. 3/Fifths will be performed in the two large studios at 3LD Art & Technology Center. The entire space will be turned into Supremacy-Land, a complex consisting of a private prison, a plantation, a beer garden and a carnival.

 

WATER CITY

3-Legged Dog Co-Production with New Georges

May 2017

 

In June 2017, New Georges and 3LD Art & Technology Center will present WATER CITY, a month-long, two-pronged multi-disciplinary art event featuring performances, artwork and conversations that confront the global water crisis. WATER, a collaboratively-created theater project by Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol with Liza Birkenmeier and a design team that includes Louisa Thompson, Barbara Samuels, Cory Einbinder and Broken Chord Collective, will run concurrently with thematically-linked works of visual art curated by Sarah Cameron Sunde, who bridges the worlds of theater and visual art in her own artistic practice, including a video installation based on her 36.5 / a durational performance with the sea.

AFROFUTURISM | by Renegade Rerformance Group

3-Legged Dog Co-Production

December 2017

 

The AFROFUTURISM Series was built from a desire to understand how new ideas of Black cultural expression could be expressed through a variety of mediums; dance, visual media, sound, and conceptual ideologies. Creating landscapes where Black “life” is expressed fully and completely, instead of the constant focus of Black “de-existence”. Landscapes where our lineage is celebrated and used to illuminate a path for our respective journeys as individuals linked by shared experiences. An infinite space where Blackness evolves across spectrums, paradigms, and dimensions.

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