THE IMPACT RESIDENCY 2018

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The Impact Residency is the only program in North America that exclusively supports directors whose work takes place inside the frame of an ensemble company using devising methodology to create new works for the stage. 

In partnership with The Drama League of New York and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the Impact Residency is a development opportunity for ensembles and devised theatre makers. The residency awards a director working with a devising ensemble/company with the tools needed to create a new performance piece including time, rehearsal space, financial resources, development support, technical staff, mentorship and in-progress workshop presentations.

The Impact Residency includes:

1. REHEARSAL SPACE - Up to 120 hours of rehearsal and up to 30 hours of tech time at LPAC.

2. WORKSHOP STIPEND - The director will receive $10,000, which can be used to cover workshop expenses including the hiring of professional artists or production needs.

3. PROFESSIONAL MENTORSHIP - The artist will receive periodic mentorship from LPAC and Drama League staff.

4. IN-PROGRESS SHOWINGS - The work will receive two in-progress showings at the Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca and a full tech work-in-progress showing at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center to conclude the residency. There is also the possibility of staging the premiere of the work at LPAC.


SKINNAMARINK

April 21, 2018
Little Theater 

Created by Little Lord*

Impact Residency Program

SKINNAMARINK: What is this play about? Who wrote this play? Why did they write it? Would you like to grow up without being able to write? What is important about the sun and the moon and the wind and the rain and a bug and a bee and a chair and a table and a pencil and a bear and a rainbow and a cat and a--BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL BELL.

Little Lord is a Brooklyn-based company that creates vibrantly bawdy, irreverent, intelligent, queer, funny (and often musical) theater. Adapting classic, neglected, and found texts, Little Lord plunders the literary canon in order to forge new plays from old parts. Ultimately seeking to uproot “the familiar,” Little Lord holds a funhouse mirror up to our shared cultural memories in order to challenge and delight audiences with the possibilities of the theatrical form. Recently: “NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE” (Abrons Arts Center, 2016); NYTimes Critics’ Pick “BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS” (The Brick, 2015); “Pocahontas, and/or AMERICA” (Bushwick Starr, 2013). www.littlelord.org

Michael Levinton is a writer, director, performer, and creator of original work for the theater. As Founder and Artistic Director of Little Lord, he has developed and premiered ten original productions at venues throughout NYC. His work has been seen at Abrons Arts Center, Bushwick Starr, Chocolate Factory, HERE Arts Center, Incubator Arts Project, OHIO Theatre’s Ice Factory, Judson Church, Dixon Place, Target Margin Theater, and UNDER St. Marks. Bridging mainstream, narrative-driven theater and formally challenging performance art, Levinton’s work with Little Lord has been praised as “eerie and dangerous,” “a beautiful, uncomfortable, hallucinogenic ride,” and “a fever dream that straddles the line between ecstatic and tragic.” Levinton is also a producer, curator, and non-profit management consultant, and has worked with dozens of NYC performing artists and companies in generating and growing new artistic programs.

*Little Lord is a Brooklyn-based company that creates vibrantly bawdy, irreverent, intelligent, queer, funny (and often musical) theater. Adapting classic, neglected, and found texts, Little Lord plunders the literary canon in order to forge new plays from old parts. Ultimately seeking to uproot “the familiar,” Little Lord holds a funhouse mirror up to our shared cultural memories in order to challenge and delight audiences with the possibilities of the theatrical form. Founded in 2007 by Artistic Director Michael Levinton, Little Lord’s work has been praised as “thought-provoking” and “fearless in its weirdness.” Recently: “NOW IS THE TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME. NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE” (Abrons Arts Center, 2016); NYTimes Critics’ Pick “BAMBIF* CKER/KAFFEEHAUS” (The Brick, 2015); “Pocahontas, and/or AMERICA” (Bushwick Starr, 2013). Also: OHIO Theatre, UNDER St Marks, Incubator Arts Project, Chocolate Factory, HERE Arts Center, Judson Church, Dixon Place. Little Lord has been nominated for 7 New York Innovative Theater Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Musical and Outstanding Performance Art Production. www.littlelord.org