We All (Still) Make Mistakes, The B Sides: A Drunken Mixtape features a variety of stellar acts ranging from the scripted and linear to the devised and absurd. This year’s festival explores how some of our biggest mistakes may inspire breakthroughs both personally and artistically.
In a new festival format, each night of performances will feature a different line-up of acts. 12 nights, 14 works, 1 festival!
Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 students/seniors.
Side B Special: Bring your program back to an additional performance and receive $8 admission.
The Works are:
Exit Interview by Byron Harris, and directed by Nolan Chapa
A software engineer gets sent to an odd suite where she finds a man snapping green beans. She assumes this is an ambush firing and lets fly a series of insults and truths about her workplace. She realizes over time that stakes are high and beans do help.
Love is a Racquet by Byron Harris and directed by Sarah David
Catelyn confronts her husband Geoffrey who she suspects of having slept illicitly with a tennis racquet. He hedges and prevaricates which leads to something of a trial for the family, saved only by the power of words.
Cinema Verite written and directed by Taylor Owen
Layla and Jennifer are excited to attend a
Japanese Horror Movie Festival, but there is more to the theater than meets the
eye. Why are they the only ones there? What happens when the lights go out?
140 over 90 by Cody Lucas and directed by Travis Barth
A man is hesitant to make a doctor’s appointment because of an
adolescent trauma that leaves him helplessly and embarrassingly aroused when he
hears “Songbird” by Kenny G.
The Aristocracy by Drew Maggs and directed by Nicholas Ross
Alexander Chadsworth Pennington the III and Coalheim Arthur Willingfeller the 87th welcome the audience to The Aristocracy. What kinds of things do the wealthy and powerful say when they forget people are listening?
Last Minute Dates, written and directed by Iris Petra Jacobs
Nate has agreed to a last minute date to the zoo by the adventurous
Maria. They bicker about previous outings that ended with Nate spending the
night in jail. While Nate is wondering if their relationship is worth the
trouble, Maria tries to blackmail him into liberating the bears.
Coffee by Frieda Dunkelberg
Coffee is a devised dance piece exploring relationships and social experiences
through something we all depend on: our daily coffee. Inspired by Sylvan Esso's
music, and starring Kym Ferguson Cartwright
Banana Bread; Survival Crimes; and High-Strung Low-Achiever by Matthew
These pieces come from visceral experiences with depression, isolation, and
extreme poverty. They examine the lengths one is willing to go to in order to
insure survival, in the midst of unraveling and starving. It begins in the
gutter, examining and critiquing, in a satirical manor, poverty, crime,
nationalism, and survival. Then the aftermath, living with god, as things fall apart,
as a result of things not being the way they seem. Finally, a critique of the
author and his station in life, devoid of hope, yet seeking inclusion. In
short, these are his perspectives on life through a veil of cynicism.
Coat by Isaac Young
A clown comes home drunk after a long night.
The Fall created and performed by George Ferrie and Courtney Marie
In this cinematic exploration of love and despair, George Ferrie and Courtney
Marie merge dance, poetry, text art, and spoken performance. Bodies and words
tell the story as it unfolds in reverse like raindrops lifted from the
pavement, uncovering the roots of sorrow, following a detached shadow,
negotiating with the inner self, and navigating loss where memory has failed.
SHAME/LESS by Lillith Grey
A combined movement and spoken word piece exploring the insidious nature of
body shame and the ways in which entertainers identify, challenge, and shake
off the burden of unreachable ideals. Follow these performers through fear,
anxiety, self-doubt, vulnerability, and risk as they step forward in faith to
reclaim their authentic selves.
Lizard Boy Eats a Dorito, starring Robert Linder, created by Brad McEntire
It’s exactly what it sounds like…