Reggie Watts / Tommy Smith
February 18-20, 2010
From the creators of DUTCH A/V…
Modeled after radio programs of yesteryear, RADIOPLAY gathers a group of actors, musicians and sound-effects artists to create a surreal sonic entertainment. Songs, stories and soundscapes collide in a comedic mash-up of non-temporal quasi-political pop-cultural tropes. Performed in the dark!
With Reggie Watts and ensemble. Directed by Tommy Smith.
3 SHOWS ONLY!
Thursday, February 18 – 8:30pm
Friday, February 19 – 8:30pm
Saturday, February 20 – 8:30pm
Reggie Watts (performer, composer, musician, writer) and Tommy Smith (director, writer) create absurd experimental comedic theatricals for modern performance spaces. Their newest work, Dutch A/V, developed at IRT in December 2009. Transition played at the 2008 Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival, the 2009 Under The Radar Festival at The Public Theater and On The Boards in Seattle; it was also the winner of the 2008 MAP Fund Award and 2009 Creative Capital award. Their previous theater piece Disinformation was seen at the 2008 UTR Festival, PICA: TBA 07, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago) and The Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh). Radio Play premiered at Ars Nova (New York) and will play at the Seattle Rep during Bumbershoot 2009 and Redhouse in Syracuse, March 2010. Reggie and Tommy also regularly host OCCURRENCE, a cabaret of alternative performers, which has been seen at Ars Nova, Galapagos, The Tank, Leftbank (Portland) and various unconventional spaces. All shows are currently touring through the United States of America. They live in Brooklyn and other places. See more of their work at http://reggiewatts.com/theater/.