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Polybe + Seats + DTE

(+ the Waterfront Museum + The Brooklyn Rail…)

Remember that post about former DTE’er Katya Schapiro’s upcoming show with her company, Polybe + Seats? The show- A Thousand Thousand Slimy Things (say that x times fast)- continues to build interest as the performances approach.

The Brooklyn Rail just did a nice piece on the company’s process, the show, and the way they got down to the barge for their Earth Day-aligned performances.  And props to Katya for dropping a DTE mention:

Schapiro previously worked for Dance Theatre Etcetera, a performing arts organization headquartered across the street from the Barge. Through DTE’s Executive Director, Martha Bowers, Schapiro got to know the proprietor of the Barge, David Sharps. “When the time came for us to find a place to do Slimy Things, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate location.”

Check out the entire piece for more interesting factoids (including the story behind Brooklyn’s own merman). Can’t wait to see the show!

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Ecology and Experimental Theater

Two great things that go great together.

Actually, I’m talking about the latest show from Polybe + Seats, the theater company that former DTE GM Katya Schapiro often works with.  The Red Hook connection doesn’t end there, though:

Inspired by the Weeki Wachee Mermaid Park – one of the nation’s oldest roadside attractions (and smallest cities) – A THOUSAND THOUSAND SLIMY THINGS is a floating fantasia, staged on board a docked barge in Brooklyn’s historic Red Hook District.

That barge, of course, is the barge, AKA the Waterfront Museum, AKA home of our friends and neighbors, the Sharps family.

Sounds like a groovy production, and with an Earth Day tie-in to boot. Take a look at the P + S website for details.