Two titans of avant-garde performance—director Anne Bogart and choreographer Elizabeth Streb—join forces for the first time to take on works by Obie Award–winning rebel playwright Charles Mee in an original production commissioned by Peak Performances. In FALLING & LOVING six actors from SITI Company and six dancers from STREB Extreme Action storm the stage and launch into the air with the aid of a Guck Machine, an enormous contraption conceived by Streb that features rings and buckets armed to continually release materials into the stratosphere. Artists, ideas, and objects collide in this radical new production.
Co-directed by Anne Bogart and Elizabeth Streb
Adapted from the plays of Charles Mee
Created and Performed by SITI Company & STREB Extreme Action
Costume design by James Schuette
Lighting design by Brian H Scott
Scenic design conceived by Elizabeth Streb
prototype by Matt McAdon
design and engineering by Peter Dean and Hudson Scenic Studios
Original Music and Sound Design by David Van Tieghem
Extreme: The Pop Action Performance Art of Elizabeth Streb
An exhibition | Segal Gallery
For more information visit www.montclair.edu/galleries
Standard Gallery hours are 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM on Thursdays (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
Extended Gallery hours throughout the course of the performances:
Tuesday, September 24 (11:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
Wednesday, September 25 (11:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
Thursday, September 26 (12:30 PM – 7:30 PM)
Friday, September 27 (11:00 AM – 7:30 PM)
Saturday, September 28 (11:00 AM – 8:00 PM)
Sunday, September 29 (11:00 AM – 6:00 PM)
Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Streb, Charles Mee
For more information, visit www.peakperfs.org/engage
Co-produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University. Development support provided by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College. FALLING & LOVING was made possible by with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New England Foundation for the Arts–National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Programs in Peak Performances’ 2019-20 season are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the New England Foundation for the Arts – National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.