Things to Come
Curated by Jack Meriwether
Thursday, March 16th, 7pm
Tickets $15-20 HERE
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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.
Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer who has been called “a tall child or, well, a big bird” by The Nation and “fiercely hilarious” by The New Yorker. Morgan’s book of to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy’s Subway in 2020.
Past shows include Questions to Ask Beforehand (Bridget Donahue, 2022), Don’t Rain On My Bat Mitzvah (co-created with Ira Khonen Temple, Creative Time, 2021), Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me (Whitney Museum, NYC, 2019), Klezmer for Beginners (co-created with Ethan Philbrick, Abrons Arts Center, NYC, 2019), Damned If You Duet (The Kitchen, NYC, 2018), More Protest Songs! (Danspace Project, NYC, 2018), and The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical (co-created with TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Ilona Osato, and Una Aya Osato, New Museum, NYC, 2017).
photo by Jared Buckheister
River L. Ramirez (they/them) is a NYC based experimental artist, comedian, musician, storyteller and writer who wrote, produced and directed the comedy special program “Pervert Everything” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Ramirez currently appears alongside Fred Armisen on HBO’s Los Espookys, and does character voice over work for Adult Swim’s BIRDGIRL, and Teenage Euthanasia.
Ramirez’s performance practice extends beyond the limits of television and comedy, their live performance practice being integral to their art. They have recently been commissioned for original musical and dance based performances by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney, Ars Nova Vision Residency program, and Moma PS1. 2022 year they debuted their latest music/storytelling, experimental comedy show “GHOSTFOLK” at the Wiesbaden Biennale in Germany. They have written for High Maintenance and The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians for 2018, Ramirez was featured in the San Francisco ClusterFest comedy festival, and performed at the Public Theater in New York as part of the January, 2019, Under the Radar Festival.
Photo by Whitney Browne
Jazmin Romero is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She lives and works in New York City where she received a BA from Hunter College in 2021. Romero is a member of various music production and performance collectives, among them, COQUETA, which she formed in 2019. Romero’s work explores memory and familial experiences through the intersections of performance, music, and visual art. Her solo show, “Servicios Express,” a presentation of film, ceramic sculptures, and performance was presented at La Pau Gallery in 2022 in Los Angeles.
Kate Williams is a multimedia artist. Her work centers around movement improvisation and choreography as well as clothing design. She began her dance practice at Bard College, where she began her focus into narrative dialogues based on personal experiences. She creates movement and performance work centered around the discovery, re-discovery, and processing of identity in all forms. Kate is a self-taught sewer, making her own clothing since high school. She continues to refine her craft and sewing practice, creating garments for performance as well as independent commissions. Kate merges her two practices at the center of expression—using clothing and wardrobe she creates as a sculptural element of her movement work.
Joy Norton is a Brooklyn-based choreographer, movement artist, and instructor. Joy’s movement and choreography are grounded in her identity as a queer, brown, and Black human being. She lives and moves in connection with her ancestors which drives her to move both within and beyond their experiences. She finds power by disrupting the predisposed ideals of the Black body. Her softness and tenderness bring light and passion to heal and grow with reverence to self. She has presented work at MoMA PS1, Judson Church, The Glove, Performance Space NY, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin, German), Kunsthall (Bergen, Norway) and received a fellowship via Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
Photo by Maria Baranova
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.