The ICEMAN Lab is our radical approach to the Eugene O’Neill classic
, The Iceman Cometh
, where four unique theater artists will each tackle a separate act of the play. This fresh take running June 2nd-25th will allow audiences to see each act as a separate experiment or all four together in special marathon performances on June 11th and 18th.
ACT I | Julia Sirna-Frest
June 2, 4, 11*, 17 & 18*
Shane Chapman and Julia Sirna-Frest present a song cycle that meanders through disCHORDant changes and sing to the sweet oblivion that is life as a listless drunken human. The White Stripes, Eugene O’Neill and Funkadelic walk into a bar and drink and sing themselves in to an obliterated raucous life affirming musical explosive stupor. A song cycle with a shot of the real.
ACT II | Yuris Skujins
June 3, 4, 11*, 16, 18*
Bleak beautiful horrible visions haunt this downbeat birthday celebration. Fraught wicked partygoers mull and defend and deny their weak standing under their even weaker circumstances. Lights shining at ends of dark tunnels are hazily glimpsed, then lost to these delirious booze-soaked rallying souls. Offstage brawling and frightful dialects hint at promising theatricality.
ACT III | Katie Rose McLaughlin
June 9, 11*, 18*, 22, & 24
Exits and entrances. Characters turned inside out. Internal psychodrama repurposed into constant physical movement. Six female dancers play O’Neill’s fourteen barflies in a highly choreographed study of existential dread, rising to the occasion and falling back down again.
ACT IV | Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
June 10, 11*, 18* 23, & 25
An audio and live action puppetry animation journey into the sobering minds of the wax figures who were once proud and ambivalent drunks at Harry Hope’s bar. Tomorrow is now. The poetry of the language will be the lens for which the tragedy and redemption unfolds and becomes universal.
*Special Marathon Performances
The TMT Lab offers smaller, fully produced productions and has enlisted the talents of over 1,000 theater artists since 1993. At the helm of each production is a Lead Artist- whether that person is a director, actor, writer, designer, or puppeteer, we believe anyone can drive a piece! We curate each season’s Lab under an overarching theme. We then work with each Lead Artist to find the right source material, and from then on they are provided a stipend, budget, artistic resources and, most importantly, the freedom to shape their work.