SEPTEMBER 5-9, 2018
Wednesday - Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 7pm
Written, directed, choreographed, costumed, and performed by Raja Feather Kelly
Lighting Design by Tuce Yasak
Set Design by You-Shin Chen
Sound Design by Emily Auciello
Choreographic Associates: Ami Gernux and Aaron Moses Robin
Production and Stage Manager: Kimberly Golding
Photography by Kate Enman
Cinematography by Laura Snow and CJ Ferroni
Lobby Video by Laura Snow
Management: Rachel Pritzlaff
Light Board Programmer: Marie Yokoyama
Associate Sound Designer: Lawrence Schober
Scenic Crew: Justin Brown, Jessica Cummings, Patrick Fray, Cody Henson, Liz Jeffrey, Derek Loehr, Joseph Pietropaulo, Eli Reid, Alexander Setzko, Cheyanne Williams, Adam Wyron
Sound Crew: Keenan Hurley, Newrence Wills
Lighting Crew: Baxter Pitt, John Scaletta, Ryan Seelig
Production Interns: Chris Darbassie, Brooke Johnson, Rachel Karp
Volunteers: Nick Auer, Shardae Ferguson, Alex Giroux, Gideon Hess, Anna Hess, Evelyn Mahon, Alice Murphy, Sam Myers, Nick O'Leary, Max Pendergast, Sarah Sanders,
RAJA FEATHER KELLY, Princess Grace Award winner for 2017 and 2018, is a choreographer for theater, dance, and performance works.
Theater credits include: Jackie Sibblies-Drury's FAIRVIEW dir. by Sarah Benson (Soho Rep); LEMPICKA dir. by Rachel Chavkin (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ EVERYBODY dir. by Lila Neugebauer (Signature Theatre); Suzan-Lori Parks’ THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD dir. by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Signature; 2017 Lortel Award); Adrienne Kennedy's FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO dir. by Lila Neugebauer (Signature); Marcus Gardley’s THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND dir. by Lileana Blain-Cruz (NYTW); Michael R. Jackson’s A STRANGE LOOP (Playwright Horizons); Daaimah Mubashshir's EVERYDAY AFROPLAY (JACK); and Jim Findlay's ELECTRIC LUCIFER (The Kitchen)
Dance Theater: ANOTHER FUCKING WARHOL PRODUCTION (The Kitchen, ADF, nominated 'Most Innovative Dance Performance of 2017' by Dance Magazine); ANDY WARHOL’S BLEU MOVIE (BAM, Baryshnikov Arts Center); ANDY WARHOL’S TROPICO (Danspace); ANDY WARHOL’S DRELLA (I Love You Faye Driscoll) (Invisible Dog); and ANDY WARHOL’S 15: COLOR ME, WARHOL (Dixon Place).
Tuce Yasak (Lighting Design) graduated from the Department of Industrial Design at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She is interested in site-specific performances, light installations, architectural and urban lighting. Tuce has designed the lighting for the following productions of the feath3r theory: Color Me Warhol, Another 37 Reasons to Cry, TROPICO, and Another Fucking Warhol Production.
You-Shin Chen (Set Design) is a New York-based scenic designer for performing arts. Originally born and raised in Taiwan, she came to New York to attend NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received her MFA in 2014. As a theater practitioner, she is committed to diversity and humanity. She has designed at Berlind Theatre in McCarter Theatre Center, The Public Theater, Yale University Theatre, La MaMa, The Bushwick Starr, Access Theater, Dixon Place, New York Film Academy, Hudson Guild, BRIC and other venues across NYC and abroad. Recent theater credits include: Rock-A-Bye (BalletX 2018 Summer Series), Eclipsed (Berlind Theatre); Memory Retrograde (ArsNova & The Public Theater UTR) Acquittal (Pan Asian Rep); Men on Boats, We are Proud to Present..., (Yale Dramatic Association); The Hollower (New Light Theater Project); Carrie, Nine, Urinetown, ...Spelling Bee (New York Film Academy). As a scenic design assistant/associate she has worked with Mimi Lien, Laura Jelinek and Steven Dufala on theater and opera productions in NYC and regionally, including Roundabout Theatre, Signature Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Juilliard Drama, LCT3, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, Long Wharf Theatre, American Conservatory Theater and Prince Theatre. From time to time she works on indie films with friends. Tiny Mammals, a short film she art directed, premiered at the Florida Film Festival in 2017. It had its international premiere in Leiden International Film Festival in the same year, and Gasparilla Film Festival in 2018. www.youshinchen.com
Emily Auciello (Sound Design) is a New York based sound designer. She has designed at Signature Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, Women's Project, The Kitchen, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, JACK, Two River Theater Company, Delaware Theater Center, Premiere Stages, TheaterWorks Hartford, Penguin Rep, and others. She has assisted/associate designed at The Music Box, Curran Theatre, MTC, The Public, LCT3, Signature Theatre, Little Shubert Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theatre, Soho Rep, Primary Stages, Roundabout Underground, Women’s Project, Rattlestick, Dallas Theatre Center, Barrington Stage, and others. Love to Alex.
Aaron Moses Robin (Choreographic Associate) graduated from FSU in late 2013. His first job with the feath3r theory was cleaning the floor for their performance of DRELLA in 2014. He was reading a book about Edie Sedgwick by Jean Stein and Raja and he got to talking. Aaron was in the next work. Aaron also makes potions, tipples and cocktails for a living at the Top of the Standard.
Ami Gernux (Choreographic Associate), originally from the farmlands of Western MA, is a performer and artist living, working, thrifting, and making soap and the occasional garment in Brooklyn, NY. She is delighted to have collaborated with/performed the work of Jim Findlay and Philip White, David Dorfman, Bebe Miller, Third Rail Projects, Nicholas Leichter, Angie Hauser, Alex Springer|Xan Burley, and Christine Bonansea and has had the pleasure of shooting with Luke Smithers, Maria Baranova, and Beryl Fine. She received her BA with Honors and in Dance (magna cum laude) from Connecticut College where she also studied drawing and sculpture. Amy has been working with Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory since 2013.
Kimberly Golding (Production/Stage Manager) is a director, producer, and performer from Bronx, New York. She’s assisted producers and administrators at many theatrical institutions, including New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, and Clubbed Thumb. Some of her recent projects include: Dreamers Often Lie (Producer, The Brick), Madonna col Bambino (Asst. Director, New Ohio’s Theater Ice Factory), Draft Dodging (Abigail, et. al; Dixon Place), R&D: A Nightmare in Three Flowcharts (Paula, Brouhaha Theater Project), and Mouth Control (Performer, English Theatre Berlin). Kimberly is a proud graduate from Williams College and holds a B.A. in Theater and Psychology.
Kate Enman (Photography) Born and based in Brooklyn, Kate Enman is a photographer & creative director. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Time Out New York, & Brooklyn Magazine. Having studied and shot in Tel Aviv, Rome, & Paris, she enjoys capturing the moving image as much as the still. Kate delights in portraits, dance and still-life photography, and has recently begun her own studio in Bushwick.
Laura Snow (Video Editor) is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and longtime collaborator of the feath3r theory. Laura's 2016 short LEAVE-TAKING premiered at DocNYC 2016, won the Online Audience Award at the 2017 Mindscape Film Festival, and was acquired by the media company Conscious Good. Laura holds degrees from Connecticut College and the University of Melbourne and has associate produced documentary series for PBS, the Discovery Channel, Viceland, A&E and CNN, as well as the 2016 Sundance film, NEWTOWN, and the 2018 Tribeca Festival film, HOUSE TWO. Laura is currently the Media Producer for the New York City Ballet.
CJ Ferroni is a Brooklyn-based documentary producer and shooter. After starting his career as a middle school English teacher, CJ shifted his focus to film, where he has gone on to produce for NBC, the History Channel, Discovery and the Travel Channel. CJ is currently working for VICE, where he produces the Viceland show, "F*ck That's Delicious" starring Action Bronson.
Rachel Pritzlaff is a dance performer, educator, and administrator based in Astoria, NY. She has collaborated and performed with B.S. Movement, Sara Gurevich, and Shawn Hove. Rachel founded Rivertown Dance Academy in 2016, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing open-access dance education in the lower Hudson Valley. Rachel earned her B.A. in Dance and Gender and Women’s Studies at Connecticut College. Since 2013, Rachel has had the honor of managing and performing with Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory.
Gramma, Bobby, Andy and Anne. Thank You Team UGLY! I have had a wonderful summer with Jackie, Sarah, Lileana, Rachel, Matt, Carson, thank you. Thank You Daaimah and Tav and Michael. My feather people. New collaborators! The Starr staff and friends. Joan, Troy and David. And Noel, you’re really great! Thank You.
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS:
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Raja Feather Kelly's UGLY was created with support of the Harkness Foundation, The Bushwick Starr, and the Princess Grace Foundation- USA. Raja Feather Kelly is a 2017 and 2018 Princess Grace Awardee.
The Bushwick Starr's Mission
The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award winning not-for-profit theater that presents an annual season of new performance works. We are an organization defined by both our artists and our community, and since 2007, we have grown into a thriving theatrical venue, a vital neighborhood arts center, and a destination for exciting and engaging performance. We provide a springboard for emerging professional artists to make career-defining leaps, and we are a sanctuary where established artists come to experiment and innovate. We are also a neighborhood playhouse, serving our Bushwick, Brooklyn community's diverse artistic needs and impulses.
Noel Allain - Co-Founder / Artistic Director
Sue Kessler - Co-Founder / Creative Director
John Del Gaudio - Producing Director
Lauren Miller - Development Director
Jehan O. Young - General Management Associate
Ann Marie Dorr - Production Manager
Jay Maury - Technical Director
Vanessa Felix - Youth + Community Programmer
Modesto Flako Jimenez - Youth + Community Programmer
Box Office Manager: Jose Morales
House Manager: Rafael Abdulmajid
William Burke - Artistic Development Associate/Reading Series Curator
Jillian Walker - Reading Series Curator
Robin Griffiths - Chair
The Axe-Houghton Foundation; The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation; The Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, The Faro Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; The MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Mental Insight Foundation; The Revada Foundation; The Shubert Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and Council Members Antonio Reynoso, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., and Stephen T. Levin; The Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
ABS Partners Real Estate LLC; Braven Brewing Company; Bruce Cost Ginger Ale; Cayuga Capital; Collegiate Asset Associates; Con Edison; Frank Brunckhorst Co. LLC; Goldman Sachs; McKinsey & Company; Momentum WW; Tito's Handmade Vodka; Waste Management
Anonymous; Jeremy Blocker; Matthew Cowherd; Max Dana; Gita Deo; Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman; Naomi Gardner; Jeff Griffin; Robin & Alice Griffiths; Matthew Harrison; David Herskovits; Casey & Mary Kemper; Jason Kemper & Thor Perplies; Oliver & Maxandra Kramer; Elizabeth Logan; Tamar Lusztig & Aaron Foster; Betsy Mallow & Jeremy Robbins; Alia McKee; Rashad Rahman & Tina Ting; David Ringer; Debra Fine & Martin Schneider; Lee Seymour; Andrea Risoli & Jeremy Smith; Rachel Viola; Ashley & Shawn Woolf
Anonymous; Susan & John Allain; Tony Barkan & Amanda Szeglowski; Jeremy Blocker; Christine & Lance Braunstein; Crystal Campbell; Lauren Glant; David Lieberman; Jase Miles-Perez; Carole Miller; Jojo Mu; Mark Rovner; Mary Salter; Lyris Schonholz; Caitlin Simpson; Adam Sternbergh; Andrew Waters & Sam Magill; Tracy Weller & Michael Ranson
Anonymous (2); Afruz Amighi; Rachel Chavkin; Ashima Chitre; Steve Coats; Quinn Metal Corbin; Denise Dickens; Allison Heim; Sara Juli & Chris Ajemian; Sann Knipple; Leslie Koch & Douglas Gray; Richard Kraft; Jill H Matichak; Lee Osman; Estelle Parsons; Lisa Reilly; Eliza & Jim Rossman; Elizabeth Sorrell
Anonymous (4); Susan Bernfield & Claude Millman; Francis Blacklock; Elizabeth Caruso; Dave & Cindy Collins; MaryBeth DelGaudio & Barry Walsh; Jason Eagan; Rhoda Farber; Daniel Fish; Aaron Glick; Martin Hoffman; Nunally Kersh; Charles & Annie Kessler; Ian Mundorff; Harvey Neville; Tere O'Connor; Sandra Salmans; Tim Sanford; Kristen Sieh; Scott C. Wilson; Paloma Young
*As of September 5, 2018