In Search of...
/create your own story/
A short movement investigation by Ani Collier and Tzveta Kassabova, running January 4th-8th and presented for an audience of four at
Black C Art Gallery.
Tzveta Kassabova, named one of '25 to watch' by Dance Magazine is back in Gainesville on a short residency and is exploring covid-safe live performance possibilities with fellow dancer/choreographer Ani Collier.
Flexible times and discounts are available for groups of four.
Please email for details.
Masks are required and distanced seating is provided.
June - December 2020
Two Performers. Two Audience members. A Social-distanced event.
A 30-minute rendition of THE STRONGER, loosely based on August Strindberg's play of the same name.
Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell and performers Ani Collier and Sara Morsey take audiences through a fascinating journey of friendship and betrayal.
Mylar Voyage, February Art Walk
February 28, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Zornitsa Stoyanova, Bulgarian artist, comes straight to Black C Art Gallery after presenting a project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Zornitsa joins Black C in creating a piece entitled “Mylar Voyage” to be shown during the February Art Walk.
Who's On The Other Side Of The Footlights? You!
ENCORE Performance! January 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.
They are Back for an encore story telling evening!
In December, Black C Art gathered a group of residents to write and perform their own stories.These original pieces were magnificent and the evening was touching, provocative, funny and informative.
"...it was a masterpiece experience right here in my hometown, a gift I will remember. You've given me new skills and a framework to practice and find my voice...". --- Kim Tesch-Vaught
November 20, 21, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Mrs. X and Ms. Y. They find one another in a cafe on Christmas Eve. What do they have in common? What are their differences? Who has what to say? And more importantly, at the end of their encounter, which one is the stronger?
Inspired by August Strindberg’s THE STRONGER. Additional dialogue from "Mistress of Many Moons" by Sylvia Brownrigg and Lauren Warhol Caldwell.
Directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell
Featuring Sara Morsey and Ani Collier
Oedipus Redux OR
"Which Man is That in My Bed?"
October 23, 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Our wonderful Lauren Warhol Caldwell is back with yet another original piece. She is joined by the guitarist Chuck Martin, who will be accenting the story with underscore, plinks, zaps and strums which will culminate into an orchestration of this Greek tragedy.
Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, morphs into an altered title in Warhol Caldwell's and Chuck Martin's roguish interpretation entitled: Oedipus Redux OR "Which Man is That in My Bed?"
This faux Greek mash up with text and guitar is just a way to tickle your fancy as to what will be next on the agenda at the gallery.
"...there was a Girl,"
September 26, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Due to popular demand, there will be an encore performance of "...there was a Girl," which was conceived, written and directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell. She, Ani Collier and Gregg Jones will be transforming the gallery into a black box theater once again for the production.
The story happens to involve the conflict between a man and a woman, but the tragic essence is certainly not limited to just a man and a woman; this story happens between all sexes and all categories in life. It happens in the workplace, between friends, in the family unit, and on the playgrounds in our schools. It is a plague, and this plague is a monster.
Joining us for the talk-back after the performance is Lisa Wolcott, who is a counselor here in Gainesville with her own private practice, Wolcott Counseling & Wellness.
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
September 11, 12, 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.
A play by Nassim Soleimanpour / Iran
FROM THE PRODUCERS: "No rehearsals. No director. No set.
A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.
“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”
Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. A generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic."