Thu, May 15, 2014 7:30 pm at Alwan for the Arts
The hit international immersive performance
in New York City for a limited run
Reception: 7:30pm, Showtime: 8:00pm
Wednesday, May 7 (please see note below)
Thursday, May 8
Saturday, May 10
Tuesday, May 13
Thursday, May 15
[Please note that there has been a time change to our May 7th show: the reception will now start at 8:30pm, showtime at 9:00pm]
Location: Alwan for the Arts
Starring lee williams boudakian & Kamee Abrahamian
An audience-immersive theater experience inspired by the life of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian dancer and poet who survived early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms. Integrating traditional Armenian dance, erotic performance, and spoken word, Dear Armen follows young researcher Garineh, as she delves into the life and art of Ohanian in search of a role model and mentor and begins unraveling questions about her own gender, sexuality, ethnicity, family, and the role of the artist in modern life.
lee williams boudakian is an interdisciplinary artist, activist, writer, and performer currently based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. lee’s work explores the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, intergenerational trauma, addictions, and mental health diversities – seeking to share un(der)represented stories of survival and make visible systemic oppressions that impact daily life, relationships, and bodies.
Tiffany Golarz is Dear Armen’s co-director and co-writer. Along with Kamee Abrahamian, she has managed and produced a plethora of experimental theatre shows, short films, and events that have toured internationally. She co-founded Saboteur Productions and has since been working on its affiliated projects.
Saboteur Productions was founded in 2013 by long-time collaborators Kamee Abrahamian and Tiffany Golarz. This audience-interactive, site-specific theater company blends dance, circus, physical theater and spoken word. Beginning with The Blood Ballet in 2010, the two producers spearheaded the growth of Montreal’s cabaret scene and has toured around the globe, including Tokyo, Berlin, and Tel Aviv—and also mounted the production of Panama City’s inaugural burlesque show. D. Lee Williams Boudakian is their main collaborator on Dear Armen.
Independent producers Christopher Atamian and Kathleen Minogue Keagy are co-producing this New York premiere in coordination with Kamee Abrahamian and Tiffany Golarz
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