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In Performance: I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW (COIL)

In Performance: I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW (COIL)


David Neumann and Advanced Beginner Group I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER NOW is inspired by the death of David Neumann’s parents which sandwiched Hurricane Sandy. A hurricane is an appropriate metaphor for this performance. We see a flurry of emotions centered around the decline of a man who was once the master of his domain. I UNDERSTAND redefines death as a kind of failure. It uses failure as way to highlight the beauty of Death. Neumann has created a wacky, resplendent mess that is a lot of fun and a little sad.  The scenic element designed by MacAuthur Genius Grant winner Mimi Lien is a playground that has many surprises for Neumann and his performers. The ending is a great example of scenic design, staging, and performance coming together to make the perfect storm.

I Understand Everything Better / DAVID NEUMANN (USA)
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
5-49 49th Avenue in Long Island City, Queens

SUN JAN 10, 3:00 PM
MON JAN 11, 7:00 PM
TUE JAN 12, 7:00 PM
THU JAN 14, 2:00 PM
FRI JAN 15, 2:00 PM
SAT JAN 16, 5:00 PM

Running time: Not Listed

Tickets:
Ticket Price: $20

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Terrence I Mosley is a Director/Writer born in Chicago, IL. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Syracuse University, he worked as an actor in some of Chicago’s most esteemed companies including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, and Northlight Theatre. As a director, he has worked with the BBC, The Goodman Theatre, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He is alumni of the Professional Leadership Program at Steppenwolf and served as the School at Steppenwolf Assistant Coordinator. He is also the writer of ONE and GILBERT OR FRANK. He is currently a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. His work aims at exposing the social systems within a play in order to build healthier, more equitable systems.

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