Work

1905

In 2010 the workshop co-produced its first full-length piece, 1905, while in residency at UMASS Amherst.  Through a variety of media, performance, and storytelling techniques, this collaboratively researched and built piece imagines the desires, talents, characters, and relationships of six immigrants in Plano, Nebraska at the beginning of the 20th century.

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The Destination

Agnes Table produced this collaboratively devised piece in 2012.  Loosely adapted from Thomas Bernhard's novel The Lime Works, The Destination is enigmatic, tragic, and entertaining, an elliptical rumination on ambition, delusion, and heresay.  It is designed as a visual arts installation and a performance event. 

The Destination was collaboratively created.  Directed by Paul Besaw, performed by Reyna de Courcy, Dylan Friedman,  Jason Lambert, and Sarah Wiggin, designed by visual artist Erin Sweeney and lighting designer John B. Forbes, with contributions from Michael Hoch.  



Previewed in Peterborough, NH at 44 Main Street (formerly EA Bishop, corner of Grove and Main), 7:00 PM, August 16-17. Premiered during Agnes Table residency in Burlington, VT,  at the Burlington City Arts Center,  7:00 PM, August 19-21.

The Shimmer Project

 

The Shimmer Project is designed to help Agnes Table engage and build new audiences and communities in the Northeast, with a particular focus on the northern New England states.  In this turn, Agnes Table is investigating the solo form through producing and touring John O'Keefe's gritty, poetic, and award-winning solo classic Shimmer. In addition to offering a unique theatre event, the project invites audiences and communities to workshops in writing, theatre devising, and acting. 

 

Semi-autobiographical, the play Shimmer is a powerful and nuanced coming of age story by the excellent San Francisco theatre maker and writer John O’Keefe.  It runs seventy minutes, is built for a variety of audiences, and can be performed in both traditional and non-traditional venues.  The play contains strong language and adult themes (PG 13).  

 

The Agnes Table team for this project includes theatre and visual artists Reyna de Courcy, Abner Soto, Erin Sweeney, and Jason Lambert.  
 

The Shimmer Project and Shimmer previewed in Peterborough, NH, August 1 and 2.  The project and play officially launched at the Boston Globe's Distinctive Newcomer Theater for 2012, the Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, MA, August 4, 5, and 6.

 

Please check out: http://www.harborstage.org/about.html and this site for further details.

 

Agnes Table presents:

 

Momma at the Gate / 문 앞에 선 어머니

 

Inspired by Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children: A Chronicle of the Thirty Years’ War and Park Wan-Suh’s Momma’s Stake, this new nonlinear performance weaves together stories of women, war, loss, and survival. Created by Agnes Table members Paul Besaw, Chong Ho Kim, and Sarah Wiggin, the work also incorporates Korean history, language, clothing, and movement into a realm that transcends cultural and historical boundaries. Performers are HanSol Jeong, Chong Ho Kim, and Sarah Wiggin; Besaw directs and also performs. The work also features costume and scenic designs by Leon Wiebers and original music by Alec Julien and Yutaka Kono.

 

Momma at the Gate was developed in Seoul, Korea, premiering at Seoul Institute of the Arts in June 2013. Upcoming performances include:

 

Acworth Town Hall – Acworth, NH

Wednesday, August 21 – 7:30 PM

 

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts – Burlington, VT

FlynnSpace

Thursday & Friday, November 14 & 15 – 7:30 PM

 

Franklin Pierce University – Rindge, NH

Warehouse Theatre

Saturday, November 16 – 7:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The theatre collective Agnes Table (agnes-table.org) presents its second international collaboration between American and Korean performance artists. Artists from Seoul, Los Angeles, and Austin join Vermont and New Hampshire artists in the creation and performance of Good Dirt. This collaboratively devised, original movement/musical theatre work is designed for rural performance locales and features a fusion of Korean and American dance, music, text, and design traditions. The work delves into transnational ideas/stories/dreams about food, farming, community, and cultural identity.

 

Contributing artists: Paul Besaw (Burlington, Vermont), Clare Byrne (Huntington, Vermont), Jeong Hansol (Seoul, Korea), Kim Chong Ho (Burlington, Vermont), Kim Min Jung (Seoul, Korea), Jason Lambert (Peterborough, New Hampshire), Roxanne Schroeder-Arce (Austin, Texas), Erin Sweeney (Peterborough, New Hampshire), Leon Wiebers (Los Angeles, California)

 

Good Dirt Tour and Performances

 

Thursday, July 16 -  Two Shows! 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM

Part of the Southern Vermont Dance Festival

The Bunker Farm (857 Bunker Road, Dummerston, VT)

Thebunkerfarm.com

 

Friday, July 17 – 7:00 PM

Ethan Allen Homestead (1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT)

Ethanallenhomestead.org

 

 

Saturday, July 18 – 8:00 PM

Phantom Theater (At the corner of Airport and Dump Roads, Warren, VT)

Phantomtheater.org/season-15/

 

Sunday, July 19 – 6:00 PM

Ethan Allen Homestead (1 Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, VT)

Ethanallenhomestead.org

 

 

 

A group of artists interested in collective research, writing, studio work, and performing.