Fighting for connection and the bonds of friendship
'Markey’s gift for anarchy is one of the great clarifying forces we’ve got: Her comic wildness and her voice blast through you like a storm blowing backward.' TIME OUT NEW YORK
In SINGLET, Erin Markey employs exceptional physicality and sharp humour to map the bonds of friendship and intimacy.
Combining Markey’s talent and charismatic presence with a host of influences, this kaleidoscopic show grapples with the desire, rivalry, vulnerability, and subterfuge that bind two people together. By turns tenacious and tender, SINGLET reimagines the economies of power between friends, families, and wrestlers.
Erin Markey is a Brooklyn based performer, musician, writer and creator of live performance works. Their shows have toured across the US and internationally. Catch them this season on HBO’s High Maintenance and TruTV’s At Home with Amy Sedaris.
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By Erin Markey / Directed by Jordan Fein / With Original Music by Jeff Aaron Bryant and Erin Markey / Choreography and Movement by Chloe Kernaghan / Set Design by Carolyn Mraz /Costume Design by Enver Chakartash with Carter Kidd / Lighting Design by Barbara Samuels / Sound Design by Jeff Aaron Bryant with Keenan Hurley / Production Stage Manager: Median Keohan / Production Manager: Ann Marie Dorr / Producer for Erin Markey: Caleb Hammons
Supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through US Artists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation.
SINGLET was developed and commissioned by The Bushwick Starr (Brooklyn, NY), where it received its world premiere in association with un sphinx incompris in May 2018.
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