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Object Karaoke (2019)

March 29 & 30, 2019 @ 7:30pm, Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage

What if things could speak? What could they tell us? Or are they speaking already and we just don't hear them? - Walter Benjamin  

Join Hand2Mouth and guest performers for the Alder Stage's final performance before demolition. Created using objects from Artists Rep's 2018-19 season, this farewell production listens to the songs and mutterings of objects. By tuning into the language of things, we can hear how the panel drapes communicate with picnic supplies, turn up the siren song of the disco ball, and finally know the secret whisperings of the theatre seats. What might these previously unlistened to things tell us about the 22 year history of the Alder Stage? 

Object Karaoke (2019) is a continuation of research into "thing power" begun with Object Karaoke (2018), a one-night only performance held at Artists Repertory Theatre on Feb 27, 2018. This new production invites new objects, and several new artists, to create a farewell performance to Artist Rep's Alder Stage.

Greening the Scene: a community conversation about material use and reuse in the arts

March 30, 2019 @ 6:00pm, Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage

Join us for a discussion about how to make our city's ever expanding theatre and performance scene more environmentally sustainable.

Directed by Julie Hammond

Original Concept & Dramaturgy by Jen Mitas

Created, Performed, and Designed by Erika M Anderson (sound), Miranda Hardy (lights), Liz HaydenErin LeddyKaj-anne Pepper (video), and Takahiro Yamamoto

Stage Management by Michael Cavazos

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Nominate an Object for Object Karaoke (2019)

In Winter 2019 Hand2Mouth, and guest performers, will create a farewell performance for the Alder Stage using objects from Artists Rep's 2018-19 season. These objects will be selected with your help!

We invite you to take a moment to reflect on the things – props, scenery, costumes – featured in the shows you see this season. Was there something that stood out and that you would like to see onstage again? Perhaps an object that you would like to know more about? Was there any thing that you think deserves the spotlight? Or the mic?

You can nominate an object through our online survey.

Object Karaoke (2019) will be performed March 29-31, 2019, the final performance in Artists Rep's Alder Stage. Though the things will stay the same, each night of performance will feature a new cast of actors.

Learn more and view images from Object Karaoke (2018).