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harunalee (USA)


The Public: Shiva Theater

Friday, January 5 - Saturday, January 13

Running Time: 1 Hour and 15 Minutes

Members and Partners: $20
Non-Members: $25 + fees

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Photo by Sasha Arutyunova

INCOMING! is Under the Radar’s festival within a festival, featuring in-process works of artistic ambition by the wildly diverse artists of the Devised Theater Working Group.

The discovery of a pocket watch in a timeworn attic catapults a pair of old lovers through an epic expanse of generations and landscapes—the Venetian Renaissance, an Egyptian burial, a 1970s doctor’s office, and a virtual reality forest in the near future. In this dioramic triptych of realism, post-modern historic farce, and media performance, harunalee confronts the ways memory and trauma are racialized and gendered across time. Memory Retrograde negotiates the inextricable relationship between personal and cultural memory, and transforms the English language into an emotional territory, where heightened experience is synonymous with the irrationality of words and language.

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This work was developed in part by Ars Nova’s Makers Lab Residency 2016-2017 and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist-in-Residence Program 2015-2017 with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. Additional funding for development provided by The Lotos Foundation, Indie Theater Fund, Mental Insight Foundation, and support from our individual donors.

THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.

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By harunalee
Written by Kristine Haruna Lee

Directed by Andrew J. Scoville


Conceived by Andrew R. Butler and Kristine Haruna Lee

Produced by Lauren Swan-Potras

Assistant Directed by Charlie Murray

With Jessica Almasy, Andrew R. Butler, Ben Holbrook, Bob Jaffe, Kristine Haruna Lee, Giovanni Naarendorp, and Dawn Akemi Saito.


Costume Design by Karen Boyer

Sound Design by by Jen Goma

Lighting Design by Sarah Lurie

Projection Design by Stivo Arnoczy

Photography by Sasha Arutyunova


harunalee is Stivo Arnoczy, Sasha Arutyunova, Karen Boyer, Andrew R. Butler, Greg Laffey, Sarah Lurie, Lauren Swan-Potras, and Kristine Haruna Lee


Presented by harunalee with support from Ars Nova’s Makers Lab