"The Floatones" is an experimental theater work in which four people form an "encounter support group” that sings about “post meaning” and being “content free” while consoling each other with idiosyncratic gestures and atonal harmonies. The play was written by the late downtown theater legend Jim Neu and premiered in 1995 at La MaMa's The Club starring Neu, Keith McDermott, Bill Rice and Mary Shultz. Catherine Galasso offers a fresh take on "The Floatones" in collaboration with a new generation of downtown performers. Keith McDermott (a director of Jim's plays for 15 years and a member of the original Floatones’ cast) is co-director and dramaturg. Galasso and McDermott will open the night with an excerpt from Neu's "Immediality."
On The Cutting Edge of Legitimate: Works by Jim Neu
The Floatones ( Jess Barbagallo, Joshua William Gelb, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Greg Zuccolo )
Immediality ( Kristine Haruna Lee and Keith McDermott )
March 24, 2014
161 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
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