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JURY DUTY (work-in-progress)

JURY DUTY combines transcripts, testimonies, and surveillance-like video to cross-examine America’s most theatrical Democratic ritual.

Date

THU-FRI, MAR 19-20, 2020 | 7PM

Cost

$8 Adv / $12 Day of Show
General Admission: Seated

Location

BRIC House Artist Studio
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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  • JURY DUTY | Photo: Maria Baranova

  • Milo Cramer and Morgan Green (1st Row, L to R); Ray Sun Ruey-Horng (2nd Row) | Photo: Benny Krown

JURY DUTY collages verbatim voir dire transcripts, harrowing personal testimonies culled from interviews with former jurors, eerily surveillance-like live video by Ray Sun, and virtuosic performances by actors playing dozens of attorneys, civilians, and citizens at once, to paint a loving and chilling portrait of America’s most theatrical democratic ritual. One juror brought a bag lunch, one juror is starving. One juror has always wanted to do this, how neat to see Democracy in action! One juror couldn’t get child care, commutes two hours each way to the courtroom, and won’t make rent this month because she has to be here. The whole thing feels like theater: justice administered via theater.

Created and Conceived by Morgan Green, Milo Cramer, and Ray Sun Ruey-Horng
Creative Producer: Caroline Gart


ARTIST BIOS:

Morgan Green is a theater director and co-founder of New Saloon, a Brooklyn-based experimental theater company. In 2016, Morgan received the Award for Outstanding Director from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for her work on New Saloon’s MINOR CHARACTER: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time, which was seen most recently at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival. Recent work includes: The Danube by María Irene Fornés (Harvard University), The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe (Marin Theatre Company), Cute Activist by Milo Cramer (The Bushwick Starr), and The Music Man by Meredith Wilson (The Sharon Playhouse). MorganClaireGreen.com

Milo Cramer’s play Cute Activist premiered at The Bushwick Starr in association with Clubbed Thumb (“a brilliant match of material and theater…a fable for our times” – Jesse Green, NYT). With New Saloon Theater Company, Milo co-created MINOR CHARACTER: Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time (“delightful… a spring-green forum on youth’s discontents” – Helen Shaw, Village Voice), presented at The Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival and The Invisible Dog. Milo has developed work with SoHo Rep, Ars Nova, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Baryshnikov Arts Center, LMCC, Mabou Mines, Clubbed Thumb, and elsewhere. Under commission from Playwrights Horizons. Representation: Emma Feiwel, WME.

Ray Sun Ruey-Horng is a video artist, designer, and director creating original works internationally since 2008. His works focus on human perception, memories, and the uncanny experiences in our daily lives. In 2013, Ray was selected to attend Lincoln Center director’s Lab. His recent video design works include: Elena Demyanenko’s Echo/Archive at EMPAC. Yu-Ming Yang’s Le Corbusier at Konzert Theatre Bern. Kristin Marting’s IDIOT at HERE Arts Center. Lars Jan’s MAKANDAL at Guggenheim Museum. The Assembly’s Seaguallmachine at La MaMaTheatre. Chia-Ming Wang’s Dear Life at the National Theatre Taipei. Ray received his MFA from CalArts and has taught video design at the Bennington College and Taipei National University of the Arts. www.raysun.cc


JURY DUTY has received support from New York Theater Workshop Adelphi Residency and Baryshnikov Art Center Space Residency.


 

Venue Information:

The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.

For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.

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