cheap&easy OCTOBER

October 9, 2015 - October 18, 2015

Friday Oct. 16th & Saturday, Oct. 17th at 10pm; Sunday, October 18th at 6pm

cheap&easy OCTOBER is a Time Out New York 

by Object Collection
Written/Directed by Kara Feely
Composed by Travis Just

One hundred years after a revolution, Object Collection summons the dead. Phantom agitators and zombie visionaries produce a séance, a death march, a psychic wailing. cheap&easy OCTOBER is a live shredding of art world criticism, an original chamber opera about the revolutionary spirit and the power of the written word.
The opera unwinds the relationship between revolutionary politics, experimental art, and vanguard criticism through the psychic channeling of three consecutive events: the Russian Revolution (1917), Sergei Eisenstein's film October: Ten Days that Shook the World (1928), and the founding of the art journal "October" (1976).

Creative Team

Installation by Hannah Dougherty
Lighting Design by
Jeanette Yew
Stage Managed by
Liz Nielsen

Performed by Avi Glickstein, Taylor Levine, Aaron Meicht, Tavish Miller, Daniel Allen Nelson,
Fulya Peker, Andie Springer, Deborah Wallace, and Owen Weaver

Press

Aaron Schimberg speaks with Object Collection’s founders, writer/director Kara Feely and composer Travis Just, in between rehearsals for  cheap&easy OCTOBERBomb Magazine

Read 6 Questions with writer/director, Kara Feely on the La MaMa Blog

About the Artist

OBJECT COLLECTION was founded in 2004 by writer/director Kara Feely and composer/musician Travis Just. Based in Brooklyn, the group operates within the intersecting practices of performance, experimental music and theater. They are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. Their works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. They value accumulation above cohesion.
KARA FEELY is a writer, director and designer for theater and interdisciplinary performance. Her work draws inspiration from experimental writing and music composition strategies, and combines a variety of materials, from found text fragments and landscapes of objects, to recorded interviews and radio broadcasts.
TRAVIS JUST is a composer. His music often uses text, objects, and gesture in addition to instruments, voice, and electronics and has been presented around the world at festivals, basements, galleries, concerts, events, and on the radio.
For more on Object Collection, vist their website: www.objectcollection.us