Arts Brookfield has commissioned Third Rail Projects to create a new series of site-specific, multidisciplinary, pop-up performances.The story unfolds with five performers who unexpectedly find themselves swept into a mirage … an “Oasis.” Over the course of ten daily episodes, the performers find themselves uniting in unexpected ways, chasing the promise of escape only to discover that they wield the power to create their own sanctuary. This immersive performance aims to surprise and delight the public and enable them to see the Winter Garden through a new lens. After a two-week series of lunchtime vignettes, see the full-length, culminating performance in the evening on Friday, April 12.
Read about Oasis in Playbill.
ABOUT THIRD RAIL PROJECTS
Third Rail Projects has been hailed as one of the foremost companies creating immersive and experiential performances. The company is dedicated to re-envisioning ways in which audiences engage with contemporary performance.
Commissioned by Arts Brookfield as part of its 30th Anniversary Programming.
Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 5 | 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM
Monday, April 8 – Friday, April 12 | 12 – 12:10PM & 1 – 1:10PM
Friday, April 12 | 7:30PM (full-length performance)
THIRD RAIL PROJECTS: Biographies
Zach Morris (Third Rail Projects’ Co-Artistic Director) is co-creator of the immersive theater hits Then She Fell, The Grand Paradise, Sweet & Lucky, and most recently Ghost Light at Lincoln Center Theater’s Claire Tow Theater. Zach’s work includes site-specific performance, multimedia installation art and environments, and experiential performance. He is particularly interested in creating projects that place contemporary art and performance in non-traditional contexts. Zach has been honored with numerous awards, including a Chita Rivera award, two BESSIE awards, and was recently named as one of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine. His work has been presented nationally and internationally with the support of numerous grants, commissions, and residencies and he has had the pleasure of teaching, mentoring, and creating new platforms to support the work of artists both at home and abroad. Zach holds a BFA in Directing from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dan Daly (Scenic Designer) is a Brooklyn based scenic designer who has held positions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the Hangar Theatre, and the Winnipesaukee Playhouse. Previously with TRP Dan was the assistant scenic designer for Behind the City, Confection, and Medicine Show. Selected NYC credits: The Good Girl (59E59 Theaters), Toe Pick and Brideshead Obliterated (Dixon Place), Leaving Brooklyn (Queens Theatre), Old Names for Wildflowers (The Tank), The Great God Brown (Target Margin Theater at The Brick), Pie Shop Play (Corkscrew Festival) The Glowing Boot (United Solo Festival), Selected additional credits: Spring Awakening, Side Show, and Carousel (The Boston Conservatory), Patience; or Bunthorn’s Bride, L’assedio di Calais, and Giovanna d’Arco (Odyssey Opera), Dark Sisters (Pittsburgh Opera). MFA: Carnegie Mellon University. www.dandalydesign.com
Mary Evangeline (M.E.) Guadalupe Rubi (Stitching and Wardrobe) is a native New Yorker, costume designer, puppeteer, wig enthusiast, rogue taxidermist, and overall crafter of crafts. Miss Rubi’s creative endeavors have been seen at Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, The Atlantic Theater, Target Margin Theater, 52nd St. Project, and the Brooklyn Puppet Conspiracy amongst others. Miss Rubi was last seen at the Triple 9 Arts Festival in Gowanus as their honorary resident taxidermist. She is also a proud recipient of the 2018/19 Wingspace Costume Design mentorship under the wonderful guidance of Valerie Therese Bart and Summer Lee Jack. A catalog of her work may be seen at meguadalupedesigns.com.
Sean Hagerty (Sound Designer) is a sound designer, composer, and violinist based in NYC. With Third Rail Projects, he’s created immersive soundtracks for Then She Fell (Bessie Award), Ghost Light (LCT3, Lincoln Center), The Grand Paradise, Sweet and Lucky (DCPA), Behind the City, Confection (Folger Shakespeare Library), Roadside Attraction (Brookfield Place), Midnight Madness, All Hallows Eve, House 17, Medicine Show (Burning Man), and the documentary film Between Yourself and Me. Other shows include Hit the Body Alarm (Performing Garage), the off-Broadway revival of Around the World in 80 Days (Davenport Theater), The Wild Party (DCPA), The Net Will Appear (59E59), The Anthem (Lynn Redgrave Theatre), Symphony of Shadows (Dixon Place), Hound of the Baskervilles (Weston Playhouse, Florida Rep), and 63 one-act plays with the Actors Studio Drama School (Gibney Dance, 3LD). www.seanhagerty.com
Taylor Hollister (Stage Manager) is an NYC-based stage manager and is excited to be continuing their work with Third Rail Projects. Previous credits include work with Crashbox Theater (Tinker Rising), dell’Arte Opera Ensemble (Vignettes from Vienna, La Cifra), and NYFA (Legally Blonde). They have also completed a Production and Stagecraft Fellowship at BAM, and are a graduate of Manhattan College.