The Prohibition Project
In a country divided, there is a battle being waged over who gets to be called an American. Workers are striking, immigrants are coming and the Democratic Party has too many candidates for the upcoming convention. It is the end of the Roaring 1920s and everyone knows the world is about to change. But whose change will win out? Wild women with short hair versus sober men with dark clothes. Irish Democrats versus Jewish Socialists. Dano versus The Golden Kid. And everyone is on the take.
The Prohibition Project mixes the familiar icons of the gangsters and the flappers with the lesser known socialists and politicians to create an immersive mosaic of America's wildest times. Wander a vintage dream of illicit cocktails, smokey torch songs, and political intrigue.
Created using the real history of Troy mixed with the mythos of the American Gangster to craft a one-of-a-kind, choose-your-own-adventure experience, The Prohibition Project invites you to party with us at the end of an era.
Troy Foundry Theatre is proud to commission Die-Cast of Philadelphia for the co-creation of a new site-specific immersive performance piece, unfolding the underground subculture of alcohol and speakeasies in Troy, NY during Prohibition. The company will take residency at Collar Works in Troy for the development and performance of this new work. As usual, your experience will be unusual. Anticipate nothing. All things are possible. Come with an open mind. Directed by Brenna Geffers.
The Prohibition Project is sponsored by Collar Works and Stewart's Shops.
Collar Works in Troy, NY
621 River St, Troy, NY 12180
Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 8pm PREVIEW
Friday, March 8, 2019 @ 8pm OPENING NIGHT
Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 10, 2019 @ 2pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 8pm
Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 2pm
$18 - Adult (plus online fees)
$15 - Senior (plus online fees)
$10 - Student (plus online fees)
$10 - Hudson Arthaus Residents (plus online fees)
About Troy Foundry Theatre:
Troy Foundry Theatre is a professional not-for-profit theatre company based in Troy, NY co-founded by David Girard (Artistic Director), Emily Curro (Producing Executive Director), and Alexandra Tarantelli (Director of Finance Operations). They explore the social issues of today by
collaborating with a variety of artists from multiple disciplines to produce and perform new work and reinterpreted classics through the means of new writing, devising and immersive performances. They aim to produce live theatre and performance projects which will utilize extant writing, devised theatre, new media and/or original work. They strive to create theatre which is unique, thought-provoking and accessible to our community.
About Brenna Geffers (Director):
Brenna Geffers is a theater-maker and director based in Philadelphia. She has been nominated for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Choreography, and Outstanding New Play under the Barrymore Awards and has been named Best Director by the Philadelphia Critics' Choice. She has created many new works for theater, opera, and museums like her immersive choose-your-own-adventure opera, Shadow House. She also creates highly dynamic and stylized versions of classic texts like Machinal and Marat/Sade, as well as contemporary pieces like Knives in Hens and Lulu's Golden Shoes. Brenna is a founding member of Die-Cast, a theater group dedicated to creating work for non-traditional spaces. She has been an Artist-In-Residence at the historic Powel House in Philadelphia and a member of the Philadelphia Opera Collective. She has been part of the artistic teams for Theatre Exile, EgoPo Classic Theater, Flashpoint Theatre, Rebel Theater in NYC and more. www.brennageffers.com
Die-Cast was founded by Brenna Geffers and Thom Weaver. Rather than following a traditional subscription model, Die-Cast incubates work within spaces that are normally inaccessible to audiences. They look to fill those spaces with the work and have the work shaped by the space in turn. Die-Cast uses opera, movement, text, design, installation - whatever tools that best craft the experience for our audiences. They create full-length works as well as pop-up experiences for audiences to explore. For more info visit www.die-castphilly.org.
About Collar Work:
Collar Works is a non-profit art space located at 621 River St. in Troy, NY dedicated to supporting emerging and underrepresented artists, working in any media, exhibiting challenging and culturally relevant contemporary artworks. Expanding the current art vernacular in New Yorks capital region, Collar Works provides a venue for community dialogue focused on serious, provocative and spirited artworks. For more info visit http://collarworks.org.
Collar Works (View)
621 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
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