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Garden Theatre – June 2nd/3rd

Garden Theatre
two afternoons of site-specific performances

Saturday, June 2nd, 3 pm
Sunday, June 3rd, 3 pm   

Warren St. Marks Community Garden
619-623 Warren Street (between 4th & 5th Aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Short theatre, dance, and music pieces on the theme of “overlooked details”

Plus, on Saturday, June 2nd ONLY: a group performance of Pina Bausch’s classic NELKEN-Line dance!

including work by NJ Agwuna, Michael Harren, Emily Hartford, Nick Lewis/Emerie Snyder, Lim Mui, Laurel Snyder, and Dina Vovsi/Lia Romeo.

curated by Emerie Snyder


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March 18th – THIS IS LIKE THAT

One night only performance! I’ve been collaborating for two years with playwright Michael Sean Cirelli on THIS IS LIKE THAT, a solo slide lecture play. Now we’re delighted that the piece will be presented as workshop performance on March 18th, featuring accomplished comedian and actor Jordan Carlos (Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Colbert Report), presented by All For One Theater. Here are the details:

AFO | SoCo presents a workshop performance of

THIS IS LIKE THAT
Written by Michael Sean Cirelli
Directed by Emerie Snyder
Performed by Jordan Carlos
Projections by Eamon O’Connor

March 18th, 7pm
Manhattan Prep
138 West 25th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Free with RSVP

A man walks into a lecture room and says to the class… no wait, sorry. So there’s a lecture hall, a slide projector, and an apple… there’s supposed to be a man? Oh right, the man walks in. So a man walks into a lecture room—no wait, there’s no apple. What I mean is he wants to tell the world about the beauty he finds in language, only he can’t find the words for it.

A show for anyone who has ever felt misunderstood, or felt they might feel understood but weren’t. This is Like That is a one-person play that grapples with questions about language, identity, religion, and the stories we tell others and ourselves.

Also, there’s definitely an apple.

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Dec 8th – TRANSMISSION by Gwydion Suilebhan

One night only! I’m thrilled to be directing a workshop presentation of Gwydion Suilebhan‘s extraordinary theatre piece TRANSMISSION, featuring accomplished actor Thomas Jay Ryan, in collaboration with performance dramaturgs Martine Kei Green-Rogers and Nandita Shenoy, presented by All For One Theater. Here are the details:

AFO | SoCo presents a workshop presentation of

TRANSMISSION
Written by Gwydion Suilebhan
Featuring Thomas Jay Ryan
Directed by Emerie Snyder

 

 

 

 

 

December 8th, 7pm

ART New York – South Oxford Space
Great Room
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Free with RSVP

TRANSMISSION is an immersive, participatory sermon on the viral evolution of culture from the radio age to the present. In act one, you’re invited into an intimate atmosphere — think 1930s armchairs and the warmth of a vintage radio — for a sonic mashup of 20th century history and 21st century dangers that’s part jazz, part science lecture, and part ritual invocation. In act two, you’ll discuss what it means to be inundated with narratives in our always-connected, always-sharing culture and explore the desperate need for skepticism and inquiry in a landscape of spin, lies, and out-of-control memes. It’s an antidote for the excesses of the 21st century.

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Recent Performances & Readings

A quick roundup of fun little projects I’ve worked on during spring/summer 2017 so far:

I created a set of very short theatre pieces all about HANDSHAKES (yes, really). This project was part of Laurel Snyder’s All Together Now at Threes Brewing in Brooklyn. Text was co-written by my frequent collaborator and all-around-great-guy Nick Lewis, and the handshake playlets were performed by Jordan Douglas Smith and Lim Mui.

I directed a funny and slightly ominous short play about Pinocchio’s possible adulthood: TALK, written by Matt Zambrano, was created for Amios’ April edition of Shotz. This was my third time creating new work for Shotz, and not my last, I’m sure.

I directed a reading of David Greig’s gorgeous short play EMPTY YOUR POCKETS as part of Potomac Theatre Project/NYC’s After Dark Series at Atlantic Stage 2. The play was originally commissioned through the Goethe-Institut’s international collaboration, the Plurality of Privacy Project in Five-Minute Plays (P3M5). I was delighted to direct Greig’s work, especially as part of this timely and relevant project.

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EXHIBIT

EXHIBIT is a site-responsive participatory theatre experience in the form of an art gallery tour, designed to be re-adapted to fit each different gallery or museum setting. Small groups of audience members are led through the gallery on what initially seems like a straightforward tour. Then gradually, a fictional story emerges, both inspired by and in contradiction to the visual artwork.

EXHIBIT was developed through a 2016-2017 Water Residency through New Georges and premiered as a work-in-progress during Works on Water, a month-long, multi-disciplinary art event happening at 3LD Art & Technology Center in lower Manhattan during June 2017.

The version of EXHIBIT that was developed for Works on Water engages directly (yet playfully) with the water-focused visual art on display, exploring themes of memory, reflection, motion, stillness, and what exactly happens in the instant when water turns into ice.

EXHIBIT: Works on Water Variation
Director/Writer: Emerie Snyder
Performers: Elizabeth M. Kelly, Nick Lewis, Megan Melnyk, Lim Mui, and Jordan Douglas Smith
Script Assistant: Nick Lewis

June 12, 17, 19 & 24, 2017

3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10006

EXHIBIT has been many years in the making (and future incarnations are on the way!). Much gratitude to my early collaborators who helped develop this project, including Nick Lewis, Marissa Molnar, Bubba Weiler, and Carl Wiemann.

Photos by Sura Mallouh, Jason D’Souza, and Emerie Snyder

 

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Water Residency at New Georges / 3LD

I’m delighted to be one of New Georges‘ 2016-17 “water residents,” developing a theatrical work-in-progress to be presented as part of the (super exciting!) upcoming Works on Water, a month-long multi-disciplinary art event, co-presented by 3LD Art & Technology Center in June 2017.

Works on Water will cross boundaries between theater, visual art, and science, presenting multiple perspectives on water in a global context. BLUE IS THE NEW GREEN.

My piece is a theatrical experience in the form of a gallery tour, exploring themes of water, ice, memory, nostalgia, imitation, and reflection. As this unconventional tour leads each audience member through the 3LD gallery, a fictional story slowly emerges, both inspired by and in contradiction to the visual artwork on display.

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This Is Like That

This Is Like That

This is Like That
a new play

written by Michael Sean Cirelli
directed by Emerie Snyder
projections by Eamon O’Connor

 

Development history includes a reading in Fall 2015, a workshop production in April 2016, and a performance in the Flying Solo Festival (Secret Theatre, Queens) in May 2016.

 

Most recently: a workshop presented by All For One Theater on March 18, 2018, performed by comedian Jordan Carlos!

DETAILS HERE

 

A man walks into a lecture room and says to the class… no wait, sorry. So there’s a lecture hall, a slide projector, and an apple… there’s supposed to be a man? Oh right, the man walks in. So a man walks into a lecture room—no wait, there’s no apple. What I mean is he wants to tell the world about the beauty he finds in language, only he can’t find the words for it.

A show for anyone who has ever felt misunderstood, or felt they might feel understood but weren’t. This is Like That is a one-person play that grapples with questions about language, identity, religion, and the stories we tell others and ourselves.

Also, there’s definitely an apple.

 

photos of 2018 workshop featuring Jordan Carlos by Emerie Snyder

photos of 2016 workshop featuring Michael Sean Cirelli by Carl Wiemann

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Bodies of Water

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Bodies of Water
a new play

by Erin Breznitsky
directed by Emerie Snyder

New York International Fringe Festival, Aug 12-28, 2016

It might be the end of the world, and three friends gather to say goodbye: to the island that harbored their childhood summers, the traumatic event that’s defined their lives, and the magical creatures lurking just beneath the water’s surface.

Bodies of Water is a new play appearing for the first time at the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2016.

photos by Lauren McCune

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THIS IS LIKE THAT at Flying Solo – May 27th

I’ve been collaborating since last fall with playwright/performer Michael Sean Cirelli on This is Like That, a beautiful new one-person play in the form of a slide lecture that goes a bit off the rails. We did a fully-staged workshop production just a few weeks ago, and now we’re thrilled to share it with a public audience for the first time as part of the Flying Solo Festival at the Secret Theatre in LIC, Queens.

 

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY:

Friday, May 27, 2016
8:00PM

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
(between 44th Road and 44th Avenue)
Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101
just across the river from Midtown–take the E, M, G & 7 to Court Square, or N & Q to Queensboro Plaza

BUY TICKETS HERE

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A Voice Inside Your Head

Telephone logoI was pleased to be invited to participate in Telephone, Satellite Collective’s fascinating world-wide artistic experiment/game. It’s like that telephone game we all used to play as kids–except in this case, the message gets translated from one artistic medium to another. I was tasked with reinterpreting of a mysterious little stop-motion animation that I received from somewhere in the world, and then my work was sent on to three other artists, and on and on…

Here’s my contribution: A Voice Inside Your Heada short audio-theatrical experience for one listener. Please wait to press play until you are alone. Also, please make sure to listen at full volume, using headphones. Enjoy.

It was a delightful challenge to figure out how to create a theatre piece that could be sent electronically across continents. My solution was to create an audio recording that essentially guides the listener in playing the roles of both audience member and performer, (hopefully) creating a real-time, live theatrical experience.

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