Blessed Unrest

Celebrating our 15th Season of creating dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant physical theatre in NYC and abroad with our diverse ensemble of artists.

Body: Anatomies of Being

Body: An Anatomy of Being Photo by Jong Clemente

April 30 – May 21, 2016

New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher St, NYC

Conceived and directed by
Jessica Burr

Created by
The Ensemble

With text by
Matt Opatrny

A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient’s internal organs, a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model, and a woman journeys back to Chernobyl as she strives to understand the body that is now only partially hers. Body digs into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine.

The New Ohio and IRT theatres have commissioned Blessed Unrest to create this original piece during a two-year Archive Residency, which will culminate in a month-long run at the New Ohio opening in April 2016.

Assistant director
Jessica Ranville

Sound design
Beth Lake

Costume design
Sydney Maresca

Production stage management
Darielle Shandler

Lighting design
Jay Ryan

Set design
Matt Opatrny

Assistant stage management
& production design
Annelise Nussbacher
& Maddey Lemmon

Press rep
David Gibbs/DARR Publicity

The Ensemble
Natalia Ivana Escobar, Catherine Gowl, Tatyana Kot, Poppy Liu, Sevrin Anne Mason, Darrell Stokes, Sonia Villani, Nathan Richard Wagner, Joshua Wynter

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Body: Anatomies of Being Photos by Alan Roche

"At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze."

~ Amber Gallery, NY Theatre Now

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