Art, Education

Hook & Eye Theatre Presents: God is a Verb

Hook & Eye Theatre presents the World Premiere: GOD IS A VERB
Written by Gavin Broady
Devised by the Ensemble
Directed by Chad Lindsey

Press Performances November 5, 6, & 7
November 4 – 21 @ Actors Fund Arts Center

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Hook & Eye Theater will present the World Premiere of God is a Verb, an absurdist comedy inspired by the mind and myth of Buckminster Fuller. The production will be directed by Chad Lindsey (The Summoners with Hook & Eye) and run November 4-21 at The Actors Fund Arts Center @ The Schermerhorn (160 Schermerhorn Street between Hoyt and Smith Streets, Brooklyn).

Performances will be Wednesday and Thursday at 7pm and Friday and Saturday at 8pm with matinee performances on November 7, 8, & 15 and an additional performance on Monday, November 16 at 7pm. Tickets ($25) are available here. The show will run approximately 100 minutes.

God is a Verb is an urgent portrait of a world – and a man – on the brink. Summer 1969, an eccentric professor gathers a team of offbeat academics to play a game with one goal: make the world work for all humanity. As the clock ticks, the lines blur between the game and the real world and we wonder if we’ve detached from reality altogether.

The cast will feature Cynthia Babak, Roger Casey, Jamie Effros, Hannah Hartmann. Carrie Heitman, Elizabeth London, Sade Namei, Jacob Trussel, and Renee Wilson with Set Design by Ryan Howell, Costume Design by Krista Intranuovo and Lighting Design by Christopher Weston with Composer Diarmid Flatley and Dramaturg Colin Mannex. The production will be Stage Managed by Leah McVeigh.

Hook & Eye Theatre is an ensemble company of theater-makers, actors, dancers, musicians and artists based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2010 by Carrie Heitman and Chad Lindsey, the company uses a unique collaborative method to craft totally new theatrical pieces full of joyful athleticism, soul, and song. They believe in heavy cross-pollination among disciplines and use an extended creative process, which they believe yields memorable theater. The Core Members teach playwriting at New York’s Professional Performing Arts School, and offer 100% free PlayLabs where new work is brought forward, built and developed. Hook & Eye’s performance history includes Unlawful Gatherings, an original play about hoarding and the Velvet Revolution; Fidgital Spring, a rhapsody of movement and mobile devices done in homage to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, (performed at the Figment Project on Governors Island, the Stampede Lab at the Chain in L.I.C, and Muffins in the Window at the COW). Their most recent piece, The Summoners, an impressionistic flipbook of modern small-town America, ran in January 2014. Work continues on two new full-length pieces, Wander/Lust and God is a Verb, which opens on November 4th, 2015. The mission of Hook & Eye is to build inspiring and inquisitive theater productions to embolden audiences of every age. They are committed to compensating artists for their work, and offering low-or no-cost tickets to audiences and students.