CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECTS & ADVENTURES
Mackian Bauman is currently a movement teacher at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn where he practices a unique synthesis of influences such as June Kemp, Loyd Williamson, Rudolf Laban, Vincent O’Neill, Joe Hart, Nathan Flower, and Michael Chekov.
ACTIVATE KENETIC GROOVE
The Hudson Valley Moving Co. (Nathan Flower, Artistic Director) joins with world-renowned, Westchester-based percussionist Simon Boyar and his Ensemble. Together they create an innovative and collaborative theatre event mashing the unique, dynamic physical work of the HVMC with intense percussion rhythms, inspired musicality and soulful spontaneity
Playground Lessons, presented by Dixon Place
The show focuses on risk-taking on stage as both performer and observer explore the common experiences of envy, pain and shame through a queer lens. As a group of queer artists in a time of severe cultural and political division, we long for self-expression in the face of societal pressures to be ‘normal.’ The show aims to answer the question: how far can we take that expression without alienating the very people we need to lift us up? Is simply being a queer person in 2018 an act of rebellion—and if it is, how can we do that while remaining unified with everyone else around us?
Portraits is an original and unreleased work for movement, voice and string quartet by Aerial East, Julia Crockett, and Maxim Moston. In response to the current political and cultural climate, the evening aims to provide refuge from the oppressive onslaught of imagery and sound. The artists intend to create an atmosphere that fosters community and relieves anxiety.
The music will be pensive and calm, with lyrics centering around portraits of teenagers in Texas and reflection on being a woman.
Portraits is produced and co-choreographed by Tenaya Kelleher, with wardrobe by Calyx by Cara Marie Piazza, and floral installation by Metaflora.
VATICAN FALLS is a non-linear, multi-genre, epic play, based on factual accounts & events, that follows the life of one Catholic sex abuse survivor who struggles with how those closest to him could damage him the deepest. The play wonders what would happen if survivors banded together to seek retribution from the Vatican for the decades of abuse that has gone on (and still goes on).
1st performance: May 15th at 7pm at TheatreLab (357 W. 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Aves.).
2nd performance: as part of the Planet Connections Festivity on June 21st at 4pm at The Latea Theater at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC
The cast features: Alice Barrett Mitchell, Mackian Bauman, Carlotta Brentan, Gregory James Cohan, Gianmarco Colucci, David Farrington, Michael Ford, Yvette King, Derek Martin, Jake Robertson and Ian Whitt. Stage Directions will be read by Remington Moses.
Immerse yourself in personal stories from the famed Adonis gay porn movie theater of the 70s-90s. You will have the opportunity to hear these stories told in dark corners or out in the open. You can follow our actors around as they act out the stories. If you choose, you can even participate in different ways. It's all up to you.
Our actors will not touch you. You will not be asked to do anything you don't want to do. All 21 years old and up are welcome to come and explore this forgotten NYC history.
CONSENT by Frank J. Avella. November 17th.
Seth is a 16-year-old boy coming to terms with his sexuality who is bullied at school and taken advantage of by those around him. He crushes on the main bully's brother, who, much to Seth's delight, returns his feelings. Meanwhile, Seth's absent mom has returned and must battle Seth's current guardian, his high school baseball coach who seems a bit too attached to the boy. As the sequence of events unfolds, Seth becomes more and more alienated and dejected. At the heart of this work is an unapologetic teen love story between two boys.