Things to Come
Curated by Jack Meriwether
Commissioned by Theaterlab, the bi-monthly performance series “THINGS TO COME” returns to the Garment District for a third installment on July 13. Curator Jack Meriwether continues their vision of bringing together emerging and established voices in the New York performance world for an evening of experimentation, community, and play. The series is excited to invite the choreographer Sharleen Chidiac (co-founder, Pageant), poet The Friend (The Late Parade, Liveright), performer Ruby McCollister, and harpist Samantha Feliciano to Theaterlab’s iconic Gallery Space.
As with previous installments,, attendees will be invited to take home a keepsake limited-run zine printed by Garden Press and compiled of works from the performers and curator. Seating will be limited to ensure an intimate experience, so make sure to get your tickets to this one-night-only performance experience.
Thursday, July 13th, 7pm
Reserve a seat for $15 HERE
COVID-19 safety: Vaccinations and masks are required to enter the venue. Masks will be also available at the door. The safety of our audience and artists is a priority. Thank you for helping us keep Theaterlab a safe space for everyone. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policy, please email us at email@example.com.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jack Meriwether is a writer and performer from Ohio. After studying studio art and theater in Chicago, they moved to New York City in 2016 to intern for the gallery Queer Thoughts and find freelance work as a runway model. Since then, they’ve published “The Panic Trilogy,” a series of poetry chapbooks, have acted in upcoming film projects Albedo: or Apples and Oranges dir. C Hu and Sean Dahlberg and Hold dir. Joshua Kaufman, and since 2017 have regularly hosted their performance series Bring Your Own Body, most recently at the 2022 East Village Zine Fair. In 2021, they presented A Dark Corner to Scream Into at Theaterlab, a performance piece in collaboration with their brother Matthew Meriwether, in fulfillment of a grant from NYFA. In July of 2022, they presented a new solo work The Human Compact in collaboration with voice actor Victoria Pedroza, at Otion Front Studio.
Sharleen Chidiac (@sharleenchidiac)
Like a needle in a haystack, Sharleen Chidiac is an artist living, working, and one day dying in New York City.
The Friend (@nonbinaryangel) is the author of two books of poetry, both published by W. W. Norton’s historic Liveright imprint: The Late Parade (2013) and George Washington (2016). Their most recent poems have appeared in Pathetic Literature (2023) edited by Eileen Myles as well as on the Academy of American Poets website. They currently teach creative writing at Rutgers University and live in New York City. Follow their substack A Poet’s Notebook at apoetsnotebook.substack.com.
Samantha Feliciano (@_samanthafeliciano) is a cross-genre vocalist, harpist, composer and educator based in Brooklyn. She has completed a Master’s of Music from New York University with a dual degree in vocal performance and an advanced certificate in vocal pedagogy. She has also earned a Bachelor’s of Science in music education from Western Connecticut State University studying jazz and classical voice. Since 2015, Samantha’s career focus has been music education through public schooling, private and collegiate level instruction, and choral directing. As a freelance musician, Samantha continues to challenge her artistry by crossing through jazz, opera, orchestral music, and film. Her performance practice has given her freedom to become a vessel for storytelling. She plans to continue her practice in harp and voice in pursuit of becoming a full-time recording and touring artist.
Ruby McCollister (@ruby.mccollister) is a New York downtown legend, according to Time Out! She’s an actress, comedian, and performer. She’s performed all over the country but specifically has played at MOMA PS1, Club Cumming, The Elysian Theater in Los Angeles, The Jane Hotel, etc. She’s appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “High Maintenance,” and “Search Party.” She is currently in the films Scary on 61st Street directed by Dasha Nekrasova and The African Desperate by Martine Syms.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Theaterlab’s programming is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.