PRESS RELEASE: TEARING THE WORLD APART
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tearing The World Apart
At the Complex Theatres
The Hollywood Fringe Festival, June 17 thru 24, 2012
Tearing the World Apart is an original devised performance, using physical theater, dance, live action painting, and interactive set design as our vehicles for expression.
WHAT: A visceral journey of desire and despair, brought to a breaking point and the implosion of our world as we know it. What happens when we are pushed to the edge and all we can do is scream or fall apart? With the current state of the global community and political climate, what would happen if we as a community were (really) pushed over the edge, to the point of no return?
Combining multi-media projections with physical theater, live action painting, original music, and text, we invite you to come with us to the brink of destruction, and the birth of a new beginning.
WHO: Not.Just.Theater, a performance company created by New England native Naomi Bennett, explores the place were theater, dance, and media come together to create multi-disciplinary performance events.
Tearing the World Apart was created through a collaborative effort with director/choreographer Naomi Bennett, performance ensemble: Carrie Newell, Alejandro Antonio Ruiz, and Catherine Weiss, additional creative development with Mercedes Manning. Production team: Playwright Barbara Ishida, Production Designer Heather Fipps, Sound Designer Gao Ya (Shanghai, China) & Clinton Degan (Boston, MA), and Performance Poet Sarah Pearlstein (Boston, MA), and Choreography Rocio Ponce. Stage managed by Jessica Morataya.
Performance length: 45 minutes.
WHERE: The Complex Theatres (6470 Theatre), 6476 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
WHEN: Performance Dates:
Sunday, June 17, 5pm
Saturday, June 23, 3pm
Sunday, June 24, 4:30pm
COST: $10, Purchase ticket at www.hollywoodfringe.org
BIO: Naomi Bennett is a director, clown, drag queen, and movement artist from Cambridge, MA. Currently an MFA student at CSULA in TV, Film, and Theatre, Miss Bennett is also a graduate of the Professional Track Circus program at the New England Center for Circus Arts, certified yoga instructor, and has studied clowning, mime, and mask in Venice, Paris, and Montreal. She is a former cast member of the gender-bending drag show TraniWreck, co-founder and former member of The Grindhouse Marionettes. Miss Bennett collaborates with performers, writers, and designers to creates original theater-dance performance pieces. Recent directing credits include Searching for Molly Pye . . ., exploring death, grief, and childhood memories; and pool, exploring artistic jealousy, resentment, and being present in the face of tragedy.
Contact: Naomi Bennett. #323.835.1178. [email protected] www.notjusttheater.org
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