NEW YORK CITY: HERE Arts Center has announced its 2016-17 season, featuring six productions and two festivals.
The season will begin with Jessica Scott’s Ship of Fools (Oct. 11-23), a HERE Artist Resident Program (HARP) and Dream Music Puppetry production, featuring music and puppetry seeking to illuminate the age-old practice of pathologizing women’s bodies and minds.
Next will be PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now (Jan. 5-15, 2017), a global festival featuring opera-theatre and music-theatre coproduced with Beth Morrison Projects. The lineup will be announced at a later date.
Next up Dream Music Puppetry will present Silencio Blanco’s Chiflón, El Silencio del Carbón (Feb. 24-26, 2017), about a young miner who finds work at the most dangerous coalmine in Chile. The presentation will be part of a multi-city tour.
The programming will also include CULTUREMART Festival (March 14-26, 2017), an annual festival featuring 12 workshop performances of multi-disciplinary works by the HARP artists.
Following will be CasablancaBox (April 5-29, 2017), a HARP production by Sara Farrington and Reid Farrington, an exploration into the accidental nature of great art through the lens of the film Casablanca.
The season will continue with Dark Circus (May 30-June 4, 2017), a Dream Music Puppetry presentation by STEREOPTIK, about an unsuccessful circus act filled with clumsy jugglers and falling trapeze artists. The production is created and performed by Romain Bermond and Jean Baptiste Maillet.
Following will be The Reception (June 13-24, 2017), a HARP production by Sean Donovan and Sebastián Calderón Bentin, about six guests at a party in which no one can leave and no one can enter.
HERE Arts Center, founded in 1993, is a presenting house for Off-Off-Broadway works and provides resources for artists in multiple disciplinarians.