Lucky Plush Productions received its second National Dance Project (NDP) Production Award for The Queue, LPP's next major work. In addition to significant production support, the NDP Award comes with touring subsidies in 2013-14. For booking information, contact Laura Colby, Director of Elsie Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.797.4577; www.elsieman.org.
The project also received a National Performance Network Creation Fund Award, with co-commissioning partners Out North Contemporary Art House (Anchorage, AK), Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (Burlington, VT), and Links Hall (Chicago, IL).
About The Queue:
Co-created by Julia Rhoads and theater director Leslie Danzig, The Queue - an 80-minute dance theater work set in a fictional airport - clashes early 20th century choreography/texts (slapstick, vaudeville, short plays) with the distinctly non-theatrical context of waiting. The Queue playfully stages private dramas slipping into public spectacle as plots unfold and characters become embroiled in each other's lives. The work's diverse cast and stylistic collisions critique historical and contemporary assumptions about status, humor and violence. The Queue features original music by The Claudettes, a neo-vaudeville drum & piano duo with Michael Caskey & Johnny Iguana.