you’ll still call me by name
Dec 9-17, 2016
New York Live Arts
Choreographer Sonya Tayeh (Obie and Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama Desk–and Emmy Award nominated) brings us you’ll still call me by name, an emotionally-charged dance-symphony that explores a mystifying, complex and jagged relationship between a mother and daughter. The piece exposes the cellular desire for familial acceptance, intimately investigating and dissecting the heartbreaking chasm that forms when it is lost—and the endurance it takes to transcend that space between. Original live music composed by indie-folk duo The Bengsons.
Hundred Days
Jan 4-15, 2017
The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival
Hundred Days is the uncensored, exhilarating, and heartrending true story of how Abigail and Shaun Bengson met and fell in love, and how that love unleashed their terror of mortality. With magnetic chemistry and anthemic folk-punk music, the Bengsons explore the fundamental question of how to make the most of the time that we have. Hundred Days was created by Abigail and Shaun Bengson with their collaborators Anne Kauffman and Sarah Gancher. NY TIMES' BEN BRANTLEY CRITIC'S PICK
Hurricane Diane
Jan 14-Feb 12
Two Rivers Theater (Red Bank, NJ)
In this wild comedy, the Greek god Dionysus takes form as Diane, a lesbian permaculture gardener from Vermont. She's on a mission to gather followers and restore the Earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than a Monmouth County cul-de-sac and the women who live there? Written By Pulitzer Prize-Finalist Madeleine George. Directed By Two-Time Obie Award-Winner and Tony Nominee Leigh Silverman. Choreography by Emmy Nominee Sonya Tayeh. Music by The Bengsons.
Atlantic Theater Gala
The Pierre Hotel (NYC)
Sundown, Yellow Moon
Feb 28-Apr 1
Women's Project (NYC)
A NIGHTTIME PLAY WITH SONGS BY RACHEL BONDS - MUSIC & LYRICS BY THE BENGSONS - ADDITIONAL LYRICS BY RACHEL BONDS - DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN. While navigating the unsettling waters of young adulthood, twin sisters return home to find their father in a moment of crisis. Under the cover of late-night, small-town shadows, sleep is elusive, connections are frayed, and the southern summer heat presses in. An ethereal, honest, funny-sad play about seeing old faces with new eyes, and the liminal space between loss and letting go. NY TIMES' BEN BRANTLEY CRITIC'S PICK
LCT3 Workshop (invitation only)
Apr 3-15
Lincoln Center Theater 3 (NYC)
Workshop of new LCT3 commission with music by The Bengsons, book by Bess Wohl and direction by Rachel Chavkin.
57th Street Project Gala