Blessed Unrest


APRIL 30 - MAY 21 2016


IN RESIDENCE: 2014- 2016

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. 

New Ohio Theatre & Blessed Unrest Present BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING

in collaboration with IRT Theater

Conceived and directed by Jessica Burr
Created by the ensemble
With text by Matt Opatrny

PERFORMANCES: April 30- May 21 2016 
TIME: Wednesday – Saturday at 7 PM
PRICE: Tickets $18 / $15 Students and Seniors
At New Ohio :154 Christopher st. NYC #1E

Featuring: Natalia Escobar, Catherine Gowl*, Tatyana Kot, Poppy Liu, Sevrin Anne Mason*, Darrell Stokes*, Sonia Villani, Nathan Richard Wagner, Joshua Wynter*

“It is beautiful, sensual, wistful, and thought provoking…BODY is an evening of the beautifully unexpected. Not sensationalistic.
It ‘is’ sensational.”
–Jim Taylor, CBS Radio

“Daring in its intimacy, performed with mesmerizing vulnerability, BODY is a truly exceptional piece of theatre.”
New York Theater Review

Set Design: Matt Opatrny
Costume Design: Sydney Maresca
Lighting Design: Jay Ryan
Sound Design: Beth Lake
Assistant Director: Jessica Ranville
Production Stage Manager: Darielle Shandler
Assistant Stage Manager and Production Design: Anneliese Nussbacher

BLESSED UNREST is in its 15th season of generating original theatre in NYC and touring internationally. They create safe environments where dangerous things can happen, producing dynamic, disciplined, and exuberant new works for the stage with their diverse ensemble. They teach their approach to physical and devised theatre at universities across the country. Among their awards are four NY Innovative Theatre Awards including the Cino Fellowship for Sustained Excellence (twelve total nominations), and the LPTW Lucille Lortel Award. 

BODY: ANATOMIES OF BEING was commissioned and developed through the Archive Residency, a program of New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater.