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WEEK 4 SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA: Klein Sun Gallery

As you may know, we’re gearing up for our next production Caught, a genre-bending new work which centers on the work of a certain dissident Chinese artist. In honor of Caught, this week our theme is SPOTLIGHT ON CHINA. We are very lucky to be partnering with Klein Sun Gallery, one of the foremost galleries in the world specializing […]

Jul 12, 2016
New York

WEEK 3 BLURRING BOUNDARIES: Art as Idea

In honor of our upcoming production of Caught, an art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans, our theme this week is BLURRING BOUNDARIES. We’re looking at the inventive ways artists blur the traditional lines of art and performance. Today, we’ll be looking at the fascinating world of “heuristic” or idea art. Rather than creating physical artworks […]

Jul 8, 2016
New York

WEEK 3 BLURRING BOUNDARIES: 5 Hybrid Shows in NYC

In anticipation of our next production Caught, an exciting art-theatre hybrid from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday-Evans, our theme this week is BLURRING BOUNDARIES. Check out these five upcoming performances that merge mediums to creating exciting hybrid art! 1. The Paper Hat Game by Torry Blend at 3 Legged Dog, June 22 – July 17 A puppetry-projection-theatre hybrid from puppeteer […]

Jul 6, 2016
New York
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WEEK 2 SECRET ART: Five Artworks with Secret Political Messages

In honor of our intriguing upcoming production Caught (August 17 – September 18), our theme at the Hub this week is SECRET ART. Today we’re looking at five of our favorite contemporary artworks that contain secretly embedded political messages. Enjoy! 1. Yang Yongliang’s Viridescence series (2014) Yang Yongliang is a young Chinese artist, trained in traditional calligraphy. At first glance, his 2014 collection of digital artworks, titled Viridesence, appear to […]

Jun 30, 2016
New York
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WEEK 2 SECRET ART: Q&A with director Lee Sunday-Evans

This week, our theme is SECRET ART. To kick things off, we sat down with the director of Caught, Lee Sunday-Evans, to chat about physical language, spoilers, and the secret to good directing! What attracted you to Caught? I’m attracted to the structural inventiveness, and to the incredibly intelligent way that the piece is illuminating the complex layers of perception that go into making […]

Jun 27, 2016
New York
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WEEK 1 SUBVERSIONS: Five Extreme Art Stunts and the Subversive Artists Behind Them

Here at the Hub, we’re super excited for our upcoming production Caught, a subversive and genre-defying new piece from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday-Evans.  In anticipation of this exciting show, this week our theme is SUBVERSIONS. Today, we’ll be looking at five of the craziest and most subversive art stunts in recent memory. Check out the extreme (and […]

Jun 24, 2016
New York
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WEEK 1 SUBVERSIONS: Introducing the cast of Caught!

We are super excited to introduce you to the four talented actors who will appear in our upcoming production of Caught, a genre-bending piece from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans around the work of Chinese dissident artist. Meet our fabulous cast!     Louis Ozawa Changchien last appeared Off Broadway in the world premiere of The […]

Jun 22, 2016
New York
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WEEK 1 SUBVERSIONS: Q&A with writer Christopher Chen

Chris is making his New York debut with Caught! Read about him on The Hub as he talks about Caught and discusses everything from subversive art to defying cultural expectations. What was the inspirational seed for Caught? It was a combination of many things that came together simultaneously. I’m being vague on purpose. Sorry! What role do subverted expectations play […]

Jun 16, 2016
New York
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Gearing up for “Caught”

  Here at Playco, we’re gearing up for our upcoming production Caught, an exciting new piece from Christopher Chen and Lee Sunday Evans that blurs the boundaries between art and theatre. In the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a series of fun Hub posts that expand on the ideas of Caught, including interviews with the […]

Jun 15, 2016
New York
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Cabaret Gourmet 2016: Honoring Musician and Foodie, Questlove!

Our 12th, annual Cabaret Gourmet is right around the corner, and we are supremely excited to be honoring musician, actor, and foodie, Questlove!  Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and co-founder of The Roots – Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for […]

Apr 8, 2016
New York