Fridays @ 5: Sublime Ridiculous with Geoff Sobelle
Theater artist Geoff Sobelle will offer the first glimpse of the performance piece he is working on at the Hermitage. He uses mime, illusion, movement, and even clownlike physical comedy to act out his unusual and evocative stories. Be prepared. There is sure to be some audience interaction. No experience required.
This is a free event but reservations are required: HermitageArtistRetreat.org
Geoff Sobelle is a theater artist dedicated to the “sublime ridiculous.” He is the co-artistic director of rainpan 43, a “renegade absurdist outfit” devoted to creating original actor-driven performance works. Using illusion, film and outdated mechanics, R43 creates surreal, poetic pieces that look for humanity where you least expect it and find grace where no one is looking. R43’s shows have won the Innovative Theatre Award, Drama Desk nomination, OBIE award. He has won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Carol Tambor Award, Total Theatre Award, and New York Times Critics Pick. Sobelle is a 2006 Pew Fellow and is a 2009 Creative Capital grantee.