Water Mill, New York
The celebrated ensemble theater company CollaborationTown returns to Watermill, deriving inspiration from the Morality Plays, primarily of the Medieval and Tudor periods, in a contemporary American environment. The didactic nature of the source plays, coupled with their utter lack of humor, makes them ripe for parody. CollaborationTown's experimentation led them to the theatrical creation of a new self-help movement, Momentum: The Teachings of Ezra. Like all morality plays, the theatrical company represents a force, or church, that sets out to save the audience's souls. CollaborationTown becomes MOMENTUM.
On Thursday, February 4th, MOMENTUM invites you to an exclusive invitation to their transformation of the Watermill Center as their "Mother Hole" (or Hub). Riders (or teachers) of the MOMENTUM will speak to the new Passengers (or students) about the teachings of the MOMENTUM (How to Ride the Spinning Hole of Momentum; Law of Attraction and the Art of Allowing; Pain is a Myth; Listen to your Inga-Linga-Ding-Dong; Using PRoV-MODs to stop V-MODs). This is an opportunity to become part of the earliest stages of this movement.
CollaborationTown is a non-profit theater organization that unifies different styles, opinions, emotions, backgrounds, and philosophies into cohesive ensemble-driven pieces of theater. New work is developed by the company’s unique four-tier play development process, CTown’s Play Nursery. All artistic and operating decisions are made by a team called the Artistic Core, whose members are alumni of Boston University’s School of Theatre Arts
Past productions include Children at Play (The Living Theater), Let's Go, Townville (at La MaMa E.T.C.); 6969 (at 59E59 Theaters; winner of three Innovative Theatre Awards: Best Ensemble, Best Featured Actress, and Best Actor); The Deepest Play Ever: The Catharsis of Pathos (FringeNYC's 2006 Award Winner); They're Just Like Us (nominated for four 2006 Innovative Theatre Awards, including Best Original Full-Length Script and Best Production); The Astronomer's Triangle (nominated for four 2005 Innovative Theatre Awards, including Best Original Full-Length Script and Best Production); The Trading Floor, This is a Newspaper (FringeNYC's 2003 Award Winner); and Dante’s Inferno.
This free workshop/work-in-progress presentation is part of the Watermill Center's Spring 2010 Artists-in-Residence program.