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Screen Test: A Wild Project Benefit Screening Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Award Winning Production
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Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute is excited to announce Screen Test, a benefit screening celebrating the 15th anniversary of the award winning production, part of Wild Project’s March 2024 programming. Screen Test, conceived and directed by Rob Roth and the band Theo and the Skyscrapers, will be shown at Wild Project, 195 E 3rd St, New York, NY, on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 7pm. The screening will be followed by special post screening discussion hosted by Obie award winning multi-hyphenate Jared Mezzocchi with Rob Roth and choreographer Vangeline. Pay-what-you-can tickets start at $15 and are available here All proceeds go to support Wild Project’s artist programs.

Screen Test is the award winning devastatingly beautiful collision of video installation and rock show, conceived and directed by Rob Roth with the band Theo and the Skyscrapers. It began in 2004 at PS122 and developed through several incarnations to its final version in 2008 at Abrons Art Center where it was captured on film. The film version premiered at The Museum of Art and Design in 2010.

Influenced by mythology, Hollywood of the 1950s, and the modern ‘War on Terror”, the entire performance investigates feelings of confusion and longing that drive the subject to a transformation; showing how in order to escape the social and political constructs of the outside world, one must be able to transcend physical and mental states to become something sublime.

The custom soundtrack performed by Theo and the Skyscrapers hinges the piece together as it flows from melodic to assaulting while lyrically echoing themes of loneliness and paranoia, playing out on a 1950s Hollywood soundstage. The film also features costumes by Todd Thomas, lighting by Ben Kato, set design by Ready Set, and choreography By Vangeline. With anger and humor, the performance raises questions of what is artificial, what is real and what role fantasy plays in survival.

Screen Test won the “Live Design Excellence Award for Theater” and was chosen for the 2011 Prague Quadrennial Exhibition representing American Theater.

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