It's time for ENCOURAGER

Another quick update:  as you may know, I'm an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) this year, where I'm working on a new solo performance piece, ENCOURAGER. The BAX Artists in Residence are having our Works in Progress performances at the end of this month, and I'd like to invite
you to them. Although there will be a full production in the spring, I want to invite you to this iteration of the project, and get your feedback on the piece so far. You can see some more information about the series, as well as the dates which I'm performing, below. (I'm performing the first two nights: 1/24 and 1/25 only).

About the piece:
ENCOURAGER is a solo performance piece in which Billy Cheer leads a "Courage Workshop", helping the audience to free themselves from their egos by loving them to death.

This project involves working in an entirely new way, and in putting together this show, I'm attempting some untested and exciting things. I'm definitely asking deeper, weirder questions. I'm trying to make a solo performance piece as a gift for the crowd. Radically social, to the point of threatening the individual ego. And I am so happy to invite you to come be part of the process. There will be a talk-back after the performance, and I hope you can make it.

January 24-27, 2013 | Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm | Sunday @ 6pm

Since 1991, our Artist In Residence program has served as a core for our work with artists. The AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons.

The Works in Progress Series continues a shared journey through the creative process by allowing these artists take their new works-in-development from the studio to the stage. This journey began with the Open Studio Series in November and culminates in the Spring performances. This is a rare opportunity to follow a work and engage its creators from the early stages through to full productions. These evenings are designed to offer both artists and audience the opportunity to exchange their impressions of the work. After the artists show their excerpts, they return to the stage for a moderated discussion that delves into their intentions and inspirations, and the audience’s perception.

See BAX’s Artists in Residence showcase works in progress as they prepare for their evening-length performances in April and May 2013. Stay after each performance for a moderated discussion.

THURSDAY — January 24 @ 8:00 PM
Max Steele (theater) | Jess Barbagallo (theater)

FRIDAY — January 25 @ 8:00 PM
Mariangela Lopez (dance) | Jillian Peña (dance) | Max Steele (theater)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange
421 Fifth Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tickets: $15 General | $8 Low-Income
More information about the Artists-in-Residence and the work they
will be showing HERE.

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