SPAM: coming to Brooklyn in April

SPAM is a new multimedia theatre piece based on a modular text by Argentine theatre maker Rafael Spregelburd and starring downtown stalwart Vin Knight of Elevator Repair Service.

Running April 14-30 at JACK in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

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SPAM premieres at Jack in Brooklyn, NY in April 2016 and will be remounted in Ithaca, NY in the Fall of 2016.

CLICK HERE TO READ AN INTERVIEW W/ DIRECTOR SAM BUGGELN

SPAM hops us out-of-order through thirty days in the life of a lost Italian linguistics professor who has awakened in a cheap hotel room in Malta with a bump on his head and no memories. A copy of Camus’ L’Etranger in his front pocket and the spam e-mails on his laptop are all he has to regain his identity. With a light touch and a dizzying intellect, Spregelburd spins an absurd apocalyptic fantasy that incorporates James Bond and the swirling island of plastic in the Pacific Ocean, wrestling not only with our chronically overstuffed inboxes, but with one man’s attempt at self-rescue in the face of the flood of consumer goods and media items that our late-capitalist civilization is generating with ever more speed.

SPAM by Rafael Spregelburd

*ALL PERFORMANCES at 8:00 PM*

Thursday, April 14 (preview)
Friday, April 15 (preview)
Saturday, April 16 (opening)
Tuesday, April 19
Wednesday, April 20
Thursday, April 21
Friday, April 22
Saturday, April 23
Tuesday, April 26
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29
Saturday, April 30

TICKETS: $18 ($15 for previews on April 14 & 15)
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Jack New YorkDIRECTIONS: JACK is located at 505 1/2 Waverly Ave. in Brooklyn between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave. in Clinton Hill. A 15-minute walk from BAM or the Barclay’s Center, Jack is easily accessible by taking the C or G train to the Clinton-Washington stop.  There is free street parking available on Waverly Ave. 

Text: Rafael Spregelburd
Translator: Jean Graham-Jones
Director: Samuel Buggeln
Performer: Vin Knight

Video Design: Lianne Arnold
Lighting Design: Jake DeGroot
Sound Design: M.L. Dogg

Argentine playwright, director and movie actor RAFAEL SPREGELBURD (text), is one of the most celebrated theatre makers to emerge from Latin America in the last decade. Commissioned plays: Royal Court Theatre (London), Deutsches Schauspielhaus (Hamburg), Akademie Schloß Solitude (Stuttgart), École des Maîtres (Udine, Reims, Coimbra, Liege); invited playwright/director: Schaubüne (Berlin), Theaterhaus (Stuttgart), Chapter Arts Center (Cardiff), Badisches Staatstheater (Karlsruhe), Transquinquennal (Brussels). His works have been translated into over a dozen languages and performed at the National Theatre Studio (London), Théâtre de Chaillot (Paris), Stuttgart Staatstheater, Centro Cultural Helénico (Mexico City), Munich Kammerspiele, Chaos Theater (Vienna) and Frankfurt Schauspiel, and his own translations of Kane, Ravenhill, Berkoff, Shawn, Pinter, and others have been produced throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Awards/prizes: Madrid’s Tirso de Molina world playwrights’ prize, Casa de la Américas in Cuba, Ubú prize in Italy, Barcelona Critics’ Prize, María Guerrero prize, Trinidad Guevara prize, Clarín prize, and numerous others.

VIN KNIGHT (performer) is a long-time member of Elevator Repair Service (2012 Obie for Sustained Excellence) and has appeared in the U.S. and internationally in its productions of Gatz; The Sound and the Fury; The Select (The Sun Also Rises); Arguendo; and Fondly, Collette Richland, among others. Other stage credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2013 Broadway revival), Marie Antoinette (ART and Yale Rep), Our Man in Havana (Portland Stage), The Temperamentals (Barrow Group) and U.S. Drag (Clubbed Thumb). Film and TV credits include “Younger,” “Louie” and “Robot Stories.”