a new play by Lucas Kavner
directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
FRIDAY, MAY 27– SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Fish Eye is a darkly funny and emotionally raw portrait of a couple struggling to hold on to one another without losing themselves. Fish Eye explodes the traditional chronology of romance and offers a modern take on the impossible exhilaration of love— when nothing means everything and everything means nothing—and the entire world shrinks down to a single moment, in which we decide what to keep and what to leave behind.
Fish Eye,written by Lucas Kavner, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, and produced by Amy Groeschel. Performances begin Friday, May 27th at 7pm, at HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, (Entrance on Dominick St. 1 Block South of Spring). Tickets are $18 general admission and may be purchased at www.here.org or by phoning 212.352.3101.
The ensemble cast includes Katya Campbell, Ato Essandoh, Betty Gilpin, and Joe Tippett.
The scenic design for Fish Eye is by John McDermott; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Grant Yeager, sound design is by Daniel Kluger, properties by Amelia Freeman-Lynde and technical direction by Markus Peminger. Jeanne E. Travis is the Assistant Stage Manager and Trisha Henson is the Production Stage Manager. Bethany Heinrich is Associate Producing.
The performance schedule for Fish Eye is Wednesday through Saturday at 7pm beginning on Friday, May 27th. Opening night is Thursday, June 2nd and the final performance of Fish Eye will be Saturday, June 18th. There will be additional 7pm performances on Sunday, June 5th and on Tuesday, June 14th. Fish Eye plays at HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue, between Spring and Broome. Tickets are $18 general admission and may be purchased at www.here.org or by phoning 212.352.3101. For more information, visit www.coltcoeur.org.
This production is being presented through HEREstay, HERE’s curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support. Since 1993, the OBIE-winning HERE has been a premier arts organization in NYC and a leader in the field of new, hybrid performance work. Under leadership of Founding Artistic Director Kristin Marting and Producing Director Kim Whitener, HERE has served over 12,000 emerging to mid-career artists developing work that does not fit a conventional programming agenda. Work presented at HERE has garnered 14 OBIE awards, including the 2009 Ross Wetzsteon Award, an OBIE grant for artistic achievement, three Drama Desk nominations, two Berrilla Kerr Awards, three NY Innovative Theatre Awards, an Edwin Booth Award and a Pulitzer Prize nomination. HERE proudly supports artists at all stages in their careers through full productions, artist residency programs, festivals and subsidized performance and rehearsal space. Work at HERE is curated based on the strength and uniqueness of the artist’s vision. HERE’s Artist Residency Program (HARP) provides development, commissions and full production for up to 20 artists over one-to-three years. In 2005, with the support of the FJC, a foundation of donor advised funds, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the City of New York, HERE purchased its long-time home as part of a five-year “Secure HERE’s Future” campaign. With full-scale renovations to the space concluding in June 2008, thanks to generous support from the City of New York, HERE is poised to continue and expand its role as a downtown haven for the finest emerging art. Offering a comfortable, eclectic setting for artists and audiences alike, HERE features a café and two state-of-the-art performance spaces.