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647 Fulton StBrooklyn, NY 11217
Running Time: 1 Hour
Members and Partners: $20Full: $25 + fees
Photo by Nicolas SavignanoThis performance contains partial nudity, the use of strobe, and graphic video images.
On New Year’s Eve 1969, Jimi Hendrix’s electronic blues trio, Band of Gypsys, played a legendarily funky concert at New York City’s Fillmore East. Twelve disciples have gathered in the upper balcony to bear witness, as heat is brought to a nation caught in mid-winter chill. As “bullets fly like rain,” at home and abroad, the ensemble movingly reimagines an iconic moment in rock and roll history through the timeless power of Hendrix’s music. It’s the end of the Sixties. And Jimi Hendrix’s final New Year’s Eve.
Roger Guenveur Smith and CalArts Center for New Performance
At the Public Theater, Roger Guenveur Smith created and performed the Obie Award-winning A Huey P. Newton Story, which he adapted into a Peabody Award-winning telefilm, the Bessie Award winning Rodney King, currently streaming on Netflix, Juan and John, Christopher Columbus 1992, Iceland, and with Mark Broyard, Inside The Creole Mafia. Mr. Smith will present his signature solo, Frederick Douglass Now, this summer with Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park in observation of the Douglass Bicentennial. He has directed Steven Berkoff’s Agamemnon and Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop, and the Bessie Award-winning Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami. Among his many screen credits are recent films inspired by Thurgood Marshall, Rosa Parks, and Nat Turner. Mr. Smith directs his Performing History Workshop at CalArts.
CalArts Center for New Performance is the professional producing arm of California Institute of the Arts, established to provide a unique artist–and–driven framework for the development and realization of original theater, music, dance, media and interdisciplinary projects. Seminal artists from around the world are brought to CNP to develop work that expands the language, discourse, and boundaries of contemporary theater and performance. CNP fosters the future of live performance by infusing the work of such transformative artists with the talent, vitality and impulses of emerging artists in the CalArts community.
Co-presented by The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, CalArts Center for New Performance, and BRIC.
Developed in cooperation with Experience Hendrix, LLC.
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Directed by Roger Guenveur Smith
Performed by Samantha Bartow, Morgan Camper, Hannah Cruz, Jasmine Gatewood, Heaven Gonzalez, Ariyan Kassam, Liam O’Donnell, Dante Rossi, Henita Telo, Max Udell, Ieva Vizgirdaite, and Christopher Wentworth
Stage Manager Sherrie Lofton
Assistant Stage Manager Evan Shen
Sound & Video Design by Marc Anthony Thompson
Scenic Design by Levi Lack
Lighting Design by Cameron Pieratt
Costume Design by Maggie Clapis
Production Managers Paul DiPietro and Kimberly Yeoman
Produced by Megan E Carter and Abby Marcus
Artistic Director Travis Preston
Join us for two panel discussions moderated by Andrew Kircher, Director of the Devised Theater Initiative and Associate Dramaturg, Devised Theater.
Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Panel 1: Janek Turkowski (Margarete) and Dickie Beau (Re-Member Me)
Saturday, January 13, 11:00am Newman Theater
Panel 2: Erik Jensen, Jessica Blank, and Tommy Kriegsmann (How To Be A Rock Critic) and Roger Guenveur Smith and Travis Preston (The Hendrix Project)Sunday, January 14, 11:00amMartinson Hall
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.