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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
Full: $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 ArtsNew York State Council on the ArtsNYC Department of Cultural AffairsAndrew W. Mellon FoundationThe Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. Additional funding for development provided by The Lotos FoundationIndie Theater FundMental Insight Foundation, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and support from our individual donors.

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

All orders subject to $3 per ticket service fee and $1.50 per ticket facility fee. There is a $1 per ticket package fee per performance for UTR Packs. Service fees for single tickets are waived at the Box Office window. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change. All sales are final, no refunds or cancellations.

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 Charlotte Murray

With Jessica AlmasyAndrew R. ButlerBen HolbrookBob JaffeKristine Haruna LeeGiovanni Naarendorp, and Dawn Akemi Saito.


Costume Design by Karen Boyer

Sound Design by Jen Goma
Sceneic Design by You-Shin Chen

Lighting Design by Sarah Lurie

Associate Lighting Design by Elizabeth M. Stewart

Projection Design by Stivo Arnoczy

Photography by Sasha Arutyunova


harunalee is Stivo ArnoczySasha ArutyunovaKaren BoyerAndrew R. ButlerGreg LaffeySarah LurieLauren Swan-Potras, and Kristine Haruna Lee


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