DODO developing "Trenches" with Theaterlab.

DODO has been blessed to receive a two-week residency with Theaterlab to develop our new play, Trenches. The residency will begin with a staged reading of the script in its current state on April 10th at 7:00 pm. We'll be on Theaterlab's main stage at 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor. RSVP to askadodo@gmail.com.

The residency will conclude with a devised promenade piece through the entire space. This will not be a direct read of the play, but rather a sort of kinetic mood board to explore tones, themes, style and overall "vibe." 

The promenade performance will be April 14th at 7:00 pm at Theaterlab. RSVP at  theaterlab36@gmail.com.

Devised by DODO and written by Joshua Conkel, Trenches is an experimental comedy that explores the nature of grief and how it is exploited by those seeking power. It is a gonzo gothic period piece. A pastiche that plays with the hilarious, painstaking mourning practices of the Victorian era, mixed with the spiritualist movement, young women’s diary entries, and the music of Purcell. The play is also written to be performed by practical lights and with live foley art, which gives it the air of an off-kilter ghost story.

'The Last Class' Returns

DODO gang is so excited to bring The Last Class back for two performances only as a part of The Exponential Festival at Chez Bushwick. January 28th at 6pm and January 29th at 4pm.

Visit The Exponential website for more information by clicking here

 

 

 

TRIPTYCH: Offering

The Triptych series is back, this time with three short pieces around the theme of "offering." The pieces will be conceived and performed by Joshua Conkel, Meg Sturiano and Amy Staats. Megan Hill will perform throughout. 

$5/FREE DRINKS

Tuesday, December 6th

Ars Nova Loft

511 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

RSVP to askadodo@gmail.com

 

 

 

Triptych: Luck

The Triptych series is back, this time with three short pieces around the theme of "luck." The pieces will be conceived and performed by Joshua Conkel, Meg Sturiano and Megan Hill. Amy Staats is director/producer. 

FREE SHOW/FREE DRINKS

Monday, July 18th

The Great Room at the South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

RSVP to askadodo@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

What We Did On Our Summer Vacations

DODOs Amy and Megan spent two weeks at Berkeley Rep developing Amy Staats' Eddie and Dave: A Fictionalized Tale of Van Halen as part of the Ground Floor development program. 

DODOs Amy and Megan spent two weeks at Berkeley Rep developing Amy Staats' Eddie and Dave: A Fictionalized Tale of Van Halen as part of the Ground Floor development program. 

Meg S has been awarded a year-long sabbatical from Hunter College High School to work on new, exciting writing/directing projects. 

Meg S has been awarded a year-long sabbatical from Hunter College High School to work on new, exciting writing/directing projects. 

Meanwhile, DODO Joshua premiered his short film Curmudgeons at the Tribeca Film Festival, SIFF, Chicago Critics Festival and more. The film stars Danny DeVito and the late, great David Margulies in his last role. Check it out here. 

Meanwhile, DODO Joshua premiered his short film Curmudgeons at the Tribeca Film Festival, SIFF, Chicago Critics Festival and more. The film stars Danny DeVito and the late, great David Margulies in his last role. Check it out here. 

Last but certainly not least, the DODOs are gathering to work on their new play at SPACE on Ryder Farm in a couple of weeks. What will we think up there? We don't know! But as always, your support is always appreciated.       

Last but certainly not least, the DODOs are gathering to work on their new play at SPACE on Ryder Farm in a couple of weeks. What will we think up there? We don't know! But as always, your support is always appreciated. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Class:

A Jazzercize Play

Written by Megan Hill

Performed by Megan Hill + Amy Staats

Directed by Margot Bordelon

Choreographed by Sarita Lou

Feb 17th - March 5th @ 8:00pm

WED - SAT

$18

TheaterLab

357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor

The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play opens February 17th! Buy your tickets here or donate to our Indiegogo campaign. Two tickets will be made available each night to those interested in taking the class. 

Jazzercize is out. Zumba is in. But instructor Kelsea Wiggan is not going down without a fight. Armed with pep, a petition, and her conflict-averse co-instructor, Kelsea is determined to keep Jazzercise alive at the Chikatawnee Valley Community Center. 

The Last Class asks what happens when you invest your life in a dying franchise: When do you double down on a dream deferred? How big a failure is too big to just "sweat it out?"

The Last Class is a real aerobics class happening in real time. Along with the standard audience seating, a select number of tickets will be made available each performance for audience members wanting to take the class. Get ready to SWEAT!

Triptych:

rituals

Written and Performed by Joshua Conkel, Megan Hill + Amy Staats

Directed by Meg Sturiano

December 8th

FREE PERFORMANCE/FREE DRINKS

The Triptych Series will be an irregular performance with each installation focused around a theme. In this case: rituals. Amy Staats, Megan Hill and Joshua Conkel have all written and will perform their pieces in a row with a reception to follow. The show and the drinks are both free. RSVP at askadodo@gmail.com.