reckonnoiter – fall 2015

paper chairs’ “Reckonnoiter,” a series dedicated to developing new work.

Using the fall as a time to incubate and explore with a variety of generative practices, paper chairs offers three unique showings of works-in-progress. By sharing works at different stages of development, we aim to take risks in new territories and invite our audiences to participate in our creative process.

Sundays October 18th, October 25th, & November 8th
All “Reckonnoiter” events are $5-10 suggested donation,
Limited tickets available – Grab them at the door or online:
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Reckonnoiter Event Schedule & Locations:
Oct. 18th – 5pm Salvage Vanguard Theatre (lobby) 2803 Manor Rd. 78722
Inklings: a night of short pieces

Experiments in Movement and Sound: I-III
Choreography by April Perez Moore; Sound Design by Jesse Moore
Performers: Susan Peterson, April Perez Moore, Misa Soliz
Three one-woman dance solos, set to soundscapes of silence, breath, humming, singing and
music. Character studies explored by the mediums of movement and sound.

Baby Shower
Directed by: Kelli Bland
An experimental work about the thoughts and emotions surrounding the debate on the
contentious decision to give birth to a child or remain childless.

Directed by Lisa Laratta
Performed by Jorge Sermini
A young man grapples with duty, pride, passion and an American Eagle.
A short adaptation of a few chapters of Saul Bellow’s novel The Adventures of Augie March.

Oct. 25th – 5pm Salvage Vanguard Theatre (lobby) 2803 Manor Rd. 78722
Poor Herman
Written by: Elizabeth Doss
A new play in development that asks how Herman Melville wrote two epic novels, Moby Dick
and Pierre or the Ambiguities, in two short years. Though both were flops in his time, Moby Dick
was later championed as a great American novel while even the most devoted scholars continue
to shun Pierre. Through play, opera, dance, lecture, and museum tour, Poor Herman will
investigate the fallout of Moby Dick and the ever-thin line between utter genius and epic failure.

Nov. 8th – 3pm Ground Floor Theater (lobby) 979 Springdale Rd. 78702
Break The Silence
Directed by: Noel Gaulin
Performed by: Elizabeth Doss, Kelly Hasandras, Spring Karlo, Jorge Sermini, Rebecca Whitehurst.
Incubating for over ten years, from stories over bread to staged readings, from trips overseas to
the presentation last fall “My Dad was tortured by a Dictator; I could’ve been a prostitute…”
Another chapter in the question – How do past generations find themselves in who we are?

Also, Save The Date for our other Fall Events!
paper chairs’ Murder Ballad Murder Mystery cast will bring a little murder and mayhem to
Austin’s own INdustry Night on Monday Oct. 19th

& we’re throwing paper chair’s annual fundraiser on Saturday Nov. 14th
to celebrate our community and successes from this past season-
Party details to be announced soon!

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