THE HARMERS by Marianna Ellenberg and David Louis Zuckerman

A Project by Marianna Ellenberg and David Louis Zuckerman
Thursday September 3, 7:30pm & Friday September 4, 7:30pm

Doors 7:30pm, Performance 8:00pm. Runtime: 35 minutes

Starring Hannah Gross, India Salvör Menuez, Tavish Miller with Raul De Nieves and Katiana Rangel.  Text by Marianna Ellenberg.  Original Music by David Louis Zuckerman. 

** Friday’s performance will be followed by a Talkback and Live Podcast with artist Max Maslansky of KCHUNG’s Riffin

The Harmers engages in a contemporary debate around class, gender, and sexuality through the backdrop of a call-in Satellite radio show. A male shock-jock is unhinged by the conflicting viewpoints of his female callers resulting in a violent clash of wills and a climactic re-distribution of sexual and political power.

The Harmers follows a lipstick feminist, an intoxicated maid, and a shock-jock struggling to find equilibrium within their own addictive tendencies. Vocal Repetition, slapstick antics, and sonic punctuation are incorporated in this ode to the multiplicity of class and gender in 21st century America.

The Harmers premiered at David Lewis gallery in the spring of 2015. This performance at JOAN will be its West Coast debut.

Marianna Ellenberg and David Louis Zuckerman are a collaborative artist group based in New York City. Working between theatrical event, new music and the moving image, Ellenberg/Zuckerman create projects that examine contemporary American historical and cultural events as filtered through individual narratives and rites of passage. Utilizing transgressive improvisational strategies and rigorous structuralism, their work seeks to expand the concepts of performance and theatricality.

Hannah Gross is a Canadian actress based in New York City. She has appeared in numerous films and starred in the recent features Stinking Heaven (2015) and I Used to Be Darker (2015). India Salvör Menuez is an artist/actress/performer based in the Lower East Side. She has an extensive filmography, including Oliver Assayas’ Something in the Air and Nathan Silver’s Uncertain Terms. Tavish Miller is a theatre actor who appears often in off-broadway productions including works by Richard Maxwell and Sybil Kempson.  Katiana Rangel is a Brazilian actress and director; she has performed in works by Katie Brook and Shonni Enelow, and in the films Desert World of Black Soul and Bebete and Daniboy. Raul De Nieves is an artist and performer who’s work has been featured at The Whitney Museum, MoMA PS1 and Issue Project Room, among others.

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