If Words Make a Room, Enda Walsh has built a towering palace at the edge of collapse. But Arlington is fortified, and reminds us how to be: when the world outside is falling down, fill your room with art as armor.
“My characters are isolated. They aren’t in control of their lives—that control has been taken from them—but they’ve set it in motion, and lived it… either very slowly or very quickly, we understand how we all do that, by creating worlds—the ones that we can bear—very, very carefully.” -ENDA WALSH
One more week to revel in their creation.
Arlington haunts St. Ann’s Warehouse through the 28th, GET TICKETS NOW.
“The fine Irish tradition of spinning a good yarn rattles with desperation in Enda Walsh’s “Arlington,” which has turned St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn into an electric shock ward for the narratively challenged. In this riveting fever dream of a play, which opened on Wednesday night, the three characters we meet are the human equivalents of caged songbirds.”
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Photo: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times
“…the boxlike blank-walled room becomes a sensorium of imagery and sound, of lighting that lasts on your retina, of movement that is less like something you’d find in a play and more like something in dance by Sasha Waltz—Arlington’s gorgeous choreography is by Emma Martin, the original music by Teho Teardo.
What’s terrific about the play is that it’s working to move out of words and into other dimensions.”
Photo: Teddy Wolff
The exhibit chronicles a collaborative music project between musicians living in the UK and musicians living in the temporary refugee camps of Northern France.
The Studio at St. Ann’s Warehouse
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 2-6pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-2pm, 5-7pm
An interview with the award winning dance artist Oona Doherty on her work and shorthand with choreographer Emma Martin, the intention of the moment, destroying the silence, and the residue of memory on the body.
Recorded at the Abbey Theatre on 15 February 2017.
Interviewer & Sound Editor: Lisa Farrelly.
We will always remember and adore Hugh Hardy for helping us begin to imagine cultural space in landmarks — in an historic church on Montague Street to industrial DUMBO and our permanent home in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Thank you for your enthusiasm, joy and support of the journey, and for being there at crucial steps along the way. More than an architect, a friend.
“The American premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s acclaimed play People, Places & Things opens St. Ann’s Warehouse 2017-18 Season”
Denise Gough, who originated the role of Emma and won an Oliver Award in 2016, will reprise her performance in the New York mounting from October 19-November 19. The work is a collaboration between St. Ann’s Warehouse, the National Theatre, and Headlong, in association with Bryan Singer Productions.”
Photo: Jason Bell