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Peep/Show the Body

Come for the peep! Stay for the body.

What’s behind the glass? Take a peek. Can addressing pain be performative and entertaining? You bet. A completely true story: especially the lies.

Created & Performed by Elizabeth Weitzen
Co-Created & Directed by Max Baudisch

From Mined Canon productions, in association with Torn Out Theater, comes a new entry in the emerging genre of pandemic theatre. Part memoirish performance art, part sleazy dance show, part bitingly sarcastic monologue, part chronic illness outreach, this new, original work is interactive when you want it to be, surreal, irreverent, wise, and intentionally crass. It’s movement theatre that just might teach you a trick or two for when you’re feeling like crap. Multidisciplinary and featuring zines, mp3 downloads, a champagne room, weird dreamscapes, silly soundscapes, and dramatic medical escapes!

Take a peek through the peepholes to consider body autonomy, how to wiggle your (yes, your!) hips, cats, and how pain registers in someone else’s brain. Live at SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City and livestreaming anywhere with internet access.

THE CHAMPAGNE ROOM seats up to four people (but you can have it all to yourself if you want) and features a privacy curtain to protect you from the elements, free zine and mp3 collection for everyone in your party, and, indeed, sparkling booze. Only one room available per performance, so book early!

Run time 75 minutes, no intermission.
Show contains adult themes, coarse language, and partial nudity. 18+ recommended.
Sliding scale. Pick your own price!

NOTE: for performer safety, no public bathroom is available to audience members and there is a restroom at the nearby Journal Square PATH station, as well as at local cafes, bars, and restaurants if your health permits you to spend time in such places.

Audience members will be sitting outdoors; please dress accordingly for the weather.

Wednesday, November 30th at 8pm (in-person and livestream)
Thursday, December 1st at 8pm (in-person and livestream)
Friday, December 2nd at 8pm (livestream ONLY)
Saturday, December 3rd at 8pm (in-person and livestream)

(Thursday 12/1 General Admission already sold out! Champagne Room seating still available that night though!)

Getting to SMUSH:
Take the PATH to Journal Square, walk 10 min
(exit JSQ toward Sip Ave, walk east on Sip to Summit, walk 4 1/2 blocks south on Summit Ave)

Getting to the LIVESTREAM:
Tune in up to an hour early to hear about the production process and other thoughts on the show! (A post-curtain talk, only it’s pre-curtain, and also there’s no actual curtain involved.)

Getting down with STELLAR:
Did you know you can watch the show on your smart tv or computer or tablet (or your internet connected device of choice) AND join the chat on your phone (or mobile device of choice) ALL AT ONCE? Mind blown. We know. Have at it, up to 5 screens get access per ticket.

Press passes available: email MinedCanonProductions@gmail.com

Arts patron? Make a tax deductible donation earmarked for our projects via TornOutTheater.org.

This event is supported by Art House Cares, a grant program by Art House Productions in Jersey City, made possible by support from New Jersey Arts and Culture Renewal Fund at the Princeton Area Community Foundation. www.arthouseproductions.org

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.

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