MUTANTS Walked Among Us!

•July 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

dushinka in loki 2

The Mutants returned for MUTANT PEEPSHOW WALKS AMONG US! Fantastic photos taken by Sandy Benvenuto


THE SHOW

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(Pictured above) Dushinka Adresen performs TUNNELS OF LOKI by Brendan McCall.

josh in bloody mary

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(Pictured above) Josh Speers and Hanne Gregor perform DO YOU DARE TO CALL BLOODY MARY by Mette Fjæreide.

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jonas with bass

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(Pictured above) Josh Speers and Jonas Garberg perform THE SUPER AGENTS! by Kristina Eikebråten.

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Nick and Hanne in woman who tended 1

(Pictured above) Nick Luckenbaugh, Jonas Garberg, and Hanne Gregor perform THE WOMAN WHO TENDED TO VANISH by Jason C Stuart.

THE PARTY

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the party 1

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the party 3

Thanks to all who came. See you in August.

Zombies Devour Hamilton Heights

•May 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Zombie Silhouette

Thanks to all who came out for ZOMBIES DEVOUR HAMILTON HEIGHTS. Fantastic photos taken by Thomas Dougherty


THE SHOW

Zombie Daycare Pt. 2

(Pictured above) Jason performs ZOMBIE DAY CARE.

Josh and Nick in The Egyptian 2

Josh and Nick in The Egyptian

(Pictured above) Nick Luckenbaugh and Joshua Cox perform THE EGYPTIAN ON MAGNOLIA by Scott Hardgrove.

Angela as Zombie

(Pictured above) Angela Gant performs in VENGIES by Mallory Westfall.

Jamie in Vengies

(Pictured above) Jamie Hogue performs in VENGIES by Mallory Westfall.

Josh in Vengies

(Pictured above) Joshua Cox gets eaten by VENGIES.

Molly in The Devil's Backwash

Molly in Silhouette

(Pictured above) Molly Roberson performs HOW THE GLEANER FACED SOME HISTORY AND ZOMBIES by Chris Caruso.

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(Pictured above) Jamie Hogue hijacks the show with ZOMBIE-LOGUE a.k.a. DENVER BILL by Joshua Cox.

THE PARTY

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The Party 2

Chris stands tall

Zombies come for the dog

Thanks to all who came. See you in June.
(P.S. Yes. Zombie hands came for the dog, but luckily she escaped in the nick of time.)

bewitched, BOUNDED, and bewildered…

•April 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

March 27th…

Another FANTASTIC performance. We concluded the strange and sinister BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL. We continued the zany adventures of THE GLEANER AND THE DEVIL’S BACKWASH. And we reconvened with that strange girl and her disembodied toe (if you don’t know what I’m talking about – you need to come and find out) in
THE INTERROGATION.

Thank you so much for coming out!

Photos below by Cojo Art Juggernaut.

THE SHOW

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Jason sings for his supper to kick-start the evening.

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josh with flashlight

(PICTURED ABOVE) Joshua Cox performs THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE GLEANER AND THE DEVIL’S BACKWASH by Joshua Cox, Jason C Stuart, and Julie Walsh

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molly with flashlight and in a blur

(PICTURED ABOVE) Molly Roberson performs
THE INTERROGATION by Mallory Westfall

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Nick Luckenbaugh, Kelly Strandemo, and Collin Ware perform BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL
by Jason C Stuart

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Joshua Cox and Hannah Maria Hayes perform …THE GLEANER AND THE DEVIL’S BACKWASH

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Evil lurks everywhere…even in this possessed prop…

THE PARTY

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Director Michelle Kuchuk gives last minute thoughts to Nick Luckenbaugh and Collin Ware for BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Dignity. Always dignity.
Writers Mallory Westfall and Jason C Stuart

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(PICTURED ABOVE) The party in another plane of reality

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(PICTURED ABOVE) Matthew “D.J. Rez” Resnick gives us the go-ahead.

Thanks again for coming. See you this MAY

tech addict?

•March 21, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Our QUANTUM COMPUTER CRASH-(COLLISION?)-COURSE is heading into it’s final week with our performance of BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL coming up THIS SATURDAY

Apparently, there is a 28-day program in England for technology addicts.

Are you getting the shakes or the cold-sweats if you go a day without your iPhone or checking your Twitter account? It’s possible you need to get in touch with these folks. And – if the research is solid – you’re not alone in your plight.

Phone-Addict

BBC News reports:

“The programme is designed for young people who spend large amounts of time each day playing computer games or using social network websites. When deprived they become “chronically agitated and irritable” said the treatment’s founder Dr Richard Graham.

Dr Graham’s treatment programme lasts 28 days if done intensely.

However it is not designed to wean people entirely off using technology, he told BBC News. “It’s not realistic to have an abstinence programme,” he said.

At the moment the treatment is only available to private patients at the Capio Nightingale hospital, where Dr Graham is Lead Young Person’s Technology Addiction Consultant.

“The number of genuine technology addicts is fairly low but it could rise with online gaming where, unlike standalone gaming, the game never stops,” said Mark Griffiths, Professor of gambling studies at Nottingham Trent University.”

The programme is designed for young people who spend large amounts of time each day playing computer games or using social network websites.

When deprived they become “chronically agitated and irritable” said the treatment’s founder Dr Richard Graham.

Dr Graham’s treatment programme lasts 28 days if done intensely.

However it is not designed to wean people entirely off using technology, he told BBC News.

“It’s not realistic to have an abstinence programme,” he said.

At the moment the treatment is only available to private patients at the Capio Nightingale hospital, where Dr Graham is Lead Young Person’s Technology Addiction Consultant.

“The number of genuine technology addicts is fairly low but it could rise with online gaming where, unlike standalone gaming, the game never stops,” said Mark Griffiths, Professor of gambling studies at Nottingham Trent University.”

There’s also an interesting article posted in last year’s PurePakastani.com that dealt with young people’s use and abuse of cell-phones.

From the article:

“Recent studies have shown that young heavy mobile phone users have slower minds and poorer memory capacities in comparison with those who use the mobile phone moderately. They show slower responses and are also are likely to commit more mistakes.”

I don’t think the technology is the problem. We’ve used and abused technology for centuries. Addictive personalities will find ANYTHING to get fixated on.

What’s fascinating about all this is that – you can’t really be abstinent from technology all-together in this age. So – addictions like this become similar to the struggles of – say – an eating disorder. You can’t remove food from a person entirely. That’s just not possible.

When so much of our lives are led online – how do you remove that aspect from someone’s existence entirely? It’s an age-old question: At what point do we become so dependent on the tools that we’ve made that they threaten to subsume us?

And is that okay?

We developed farming implements that we depended on for our survival for eons. Is this just another step? Is this just another set of tools that we’ve built that are going to aid our social evolution?

tame some quantum…

•March 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Our QUANTUM COMPUTER CRASH-(COLLISION?)-COURSE continues as we gear up for our upcoming performance BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL

The PERIMETER INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS has released a documentary for educators that looks pretty cool. A group of scientists – led by Stephen Hawking – discuss the strange world of quantum physics. It’s broadcasting in many markets soon around the globe.

The teaser clip is below. For more – go to the Institute’s Website.

Schroedinger’s Flu??

•March 16, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Our QUANTUM COMPUTER CRASH-(COLLISION?)-COURSE continues as we gear up for our upcoming performance BOUNDED IN A NUTSHELL

physics-shirt-schrodingers-cat-darkFascinating article from Science Centric that reports:

“A German-Spanish research group, split between the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Garching and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), is using the principles of an iconic quantum mechanics thought experiment – Schroedinger’s superpositioned cat – to test for quantum properties in objects composed of as many as one billion atoms, possibly including the flu virus.

1-influenza-virusNew research published Thursday 11 March, in New Journal of Physics (co-owned by the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society), describes the construction of an experiment to test for superposition states in these larger objects.

With this new technique, the researchers suggest that viruses are one type of object that could be probed. Albeit speculatively, the researchers hope that their technique might offer a route to experimentally address questions such as the role of life and consciousness in quantum mechanics.”

A day for Pi? It’s boozing time…

•March 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

piMarch 14 (3/14) is Pi Day.

Mathematicians around the globe shall be celebrating a number today of such infinite, vast complexity that it’s been known to drive men mad.

If any of these mad-med mathematicians happen to be in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen this afternoon – I’ll be hitting a theater fundraiser AND – hell – after a few drinks I might get a wild hair and do a minor pub crawl to celebrate this kooky little holiday. The pub-crawl will go in a circle, naturally.

Drop me a line. First drink’s on me.

 
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