HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP
THEATER IN ASYLUM’S
REVOLUTION IN 1
WRITTEN BY KATIE PALMER, IN COLLABORATION
WITH LAURA ARISTOVULOS, JAKE LASSER, REBEKAH LEVIN, LIZZY PALMER, RUSSELL
PECK, & MARCHELLE THURMAN
DIRECTED BY PAUL H. BEDARD & KATIE PALMER
OCTOBER 2-23 @ THE RED ROOM
PRESS PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 9 & 16
Horse Trade Theater Group will present THEATER
IN ASYLUM’s dance theater production of Revolution in 1, written
by Katie Palmer in collaboration with Laura Aristovulos, Jake Lasser, Rebekah
Levin, Lizzy Palmer, Russell Peck, and Marchelle Thurman. The production
will be directed by Co-Artistic Directors Paul H. Bedard and Katie Palmer
and will feature Laura Aristovulous, Samantha Keogh, Rebekah Levin, Lizzy
Palmer, and Marchelle Thurman with Original Music Composition by Randall
Benichak, Lighting Design by Dan Stearns, and Set and Costumes created
by the cast.
Revolution in 1 explores the relationship between
the two definitions of the word revolution: revolt and revolve. How and
why do individuals take a stand? What are the eventual, and potentially
inevitable, outcomes of this constant cycle of revolution?
In TIA's signature style of thrilling dance-theater performance,
Revolution in 1 will suspend the audience's preconceptions, analyze
the origins and myths around revolution, and leave audiences with new-found
understanding and empathy. This piece has been in development all of Spring
The production will run October 2-23 at The
Red Room (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue
and Bowery), Tuesdays at 8pm. Tickets ($18, $15 students &
seniors) are available online at http://www.horseTRADE.info
or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.
KATIE PALMER originally from San Diego, California,
graduated from NYU, Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama.
She began dancing at age three and never stopped, eventually supplementing
her love of dance with theater training as an actor, singer/musician,
director, designer, and ultimately a choreographer. She has choreographed
full-scale musicals, original musicals, original ballets, solo modern
dance theater pieces, and concert dance pieces as well as consulted
on movement-based theater projects. She has performed as an actor
and dancer in regional productions, musical and non, throughout the
country, and is also passionate about pursuing educational theater.
PAUL H. BEDARD is a theater artist hailing from Hartford,
CT and is a recent graduate of NYU's Tisch with a focus in directing.
Past directing work includes ˇOlé!, TIA's FRANKENSTEIN, LUCIA, THE
PERSISTENCE OF ANNABEL LEE, NIJINSKY IN ASYLUM, SUDDENLY LAST
SUMMER, and an adaptation of WOYZECK. Past design work includes
ALLIGATOR SUMMER in the 2010 NYC Fringe Festival. Beyond theater,
Paul has a passion for politics and early-childhood education.
THEATER IN ASYLUM is a New York-based dance-theater
company founded in 2010 by Paul H. Bedard and Katie Palmer to provide asylum
to highly-charged subjects and characters. Bedard and Palmer founded TIA
simultaneously with the company’s first production, NIJINSKY IN ASYLUM,
followed by another mainstage show in 2011, which set Mary Shelley’s classic
Frankenstein in conversation with current fears of technology and
artificial intelligence. In addition to its mainstages, THEATER IN ASYLUM
promotes fellow early-career artists by producing cabaret-style events
featuring original work of varying mediums as well as sponsoring its Artists
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining
theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a
massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s
Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent
Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It
is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its
kind in New York City.