The new solo performance protest, written by Peter Kim George, directed by Charles Quittner, and featuring Lynnsey Ooten, will embark on a two-city tour to NYC (Feb 9, 11, 12) and Chicago (Feb 15-16).
In 2016, poet and activist Mark Baumer began walking barefoot across America to protest climate change. Words from his last blog entry: “If you see me at a gas station I’m probably the one sipping on a jar of salsa…we are honestly going to soon be living in the greatest mass extinction humanity has ever experienced.”
Peter Kim George wrote protest as an hour-long solo piece in response to his friend's harrowing exercise in social justice. protest explores the conflict of having a conscience and a body. Catherine (Lynnsey Ooten) walks barefoot from Providence, Rhode Island to Perris, California, updating her video blog daily, beset by online trolls, swollen feet, too many bananas, boredom, laughter, poverty, crying. A good tip: stay on the painted white line when walking on the road barefoot, it’s cooler and smoother.
Presented by Shuga Pie Supreme, protest runs Feb 9, 11, 12 at 7pm @ The Tank, NYC (312 W 36th St) and Feb 15 at 2pm and Feb 16 at 9pm @ Prop Thtr, Chicago (3502 N Elston Ave) as a part of Rhino Fest. Tickets to all shows are $15.
protest is directed by Charles Quittner and features Lynnsey Ooten. The show features sound by Nikolai Mishler, lighting by Chris Roberson, movement by Brandon Powers (2014 Jeff Nominee: Best Choreography), Set by Yanbo Li, dramaturgy by Nina Goodheart, and costumes by Ashley Soliman. protest is produced by Charles Quittner (Drama Desk Nominated producer- Outstanding Solo Performance for Spaceman) and Anne Ciarlone for Shuga Pie Supreme.
Tickets to The Tank show can be purchased here: https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?e=1c5c1594a7ad8e04824aef6f75ab07bd&t=tix&vqitq=788d4a89-c5bd-45f1-a8e6-7e1833f8d17f&vqitp=4a19ba49-949a-41cf-9920-0c9cbc93d585&vqitts=1580229208&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=d1878905045f48e6b7807bc57a726b50
Tickets to Prop Thtr can be purchased here: https://rhinofest.com/protest
Peter Kim George (he/him) is a New York based playwright, alum of Ensemble Studio Theatre's Youngblood, finalist for SPACE Ryder Farm's Greenhouse Residency, and former member of The Actors' Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit. Prior to writing plays, Peter completed a PhD in English Language and Literatures from Brown University and wrote his dissertation on novelist George Eliot. Peter is also a freelance film critic, recent member of Film at Lincoln Center's Critics Academy, and teaching a course on New Korean Cinema at New School.
Lynnsey (she/her) is a New York transplant from Dickinson, Texas. She is a transient storyteller that has spent the last decade acting, directing and producing with a multitude of artists through the US. Though she has a strong theatre background, having graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and the National Theatre Institute, her passion for storytelling reached new heights when she directed and produced her first digital series - SCRiBBLES. Recent credits include ESCAPE (NYC Fringe), RECOVER ONE (short film), The Dudleys! (HERE Arts Center), and co-creator of the Oppressed in Heels Project, a three part performance series that explored iconic women from classical theatre.
Charles Quittner (he/him) is a South Florida-born and raised theatre facilitator “having fun with futility” (NYTimes). Directing: Boscoe Barles Bestival (The Brick), Cowboy (Target Margin), TOXIC IF SWALLOWED (Irondale, Ars Nova, American AF, LGBT Center), Everyday Afroplay (Jack Arts), Medea TragiQuilt (Fresh Ground Pepper, Club Cumming), He Hurt Himself in His Confusion! (The Glove, Jack), Cymbeline (The Brick). Producing: Spaceman (2 Drama Desk Noms), The Dudleys, Good Girl Gone Bad, Electra (Euripides). Charles is the founder of Forklift Reading Series at Loading Dock Theatre, Director for Retro Factory’s immersive queer parties, Cofounder of Shuga Pie Supreme, and a 2018 Drama League resident artist. Learn more at charlesquittner.com & follow @cquitty.
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