XY NAUGHT at Abrons Art Center

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May 9, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Visual artist Jory Rabinovitz’s first foray into theater, XY NAUGHT, follows an unknown wanderer’s failed yearnings to express and create. Unable to apprehend established modes of representation and economy, the wanderer fumbles through his surroundings and into tumult and debt. A lead role in a Greek tragedy gives promise to make reparations for the protagonist, but instead leads to further confusion, creative impotence and impediment. With a cast comprised of artistic peers who are untrained on the stage, XY NAUGHT investigates the closing gaps of performance in its varied embodiments in the world of art and industry through an amalgamation of contemporary models and ancient Greek theater. 

XY NAUGHT was first performed in January 2014 at the New Theater in Berlin. Supported by Shoot the Lobster and New Art Dealers Alliance, this production is the US debut. XY NAUGHT is presented in conjunction with Jory Rabinovitz’s exhibition of new work at Martos Gallery on 29th Street in New York, on view through May 31st.

Starring Jessi Reaves and JPW3 

Sam Anderson 
Phillip Birch 
Joseph Geagan 
Sayre Gomez 
Frank Haines 
Lena Henke 
Jeff Joyal 
Brian Kuzma 
Jose Martos 
Taylor Trabulus 

Original Score by: 
Harry Bornstein 
Max McFerren 

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