CAST @ The Chocolate Factory (9/13-9/23)


World Premiere

Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays on September 13, 15-16, 20, 22-23, 2017

The Chocolate Factory Theater

5-49 49th Ave, Long Island City, NY

Performance @ 7pm


CAST brings together a rotating cast of four performers, different each night, who negotiate a new script at each performance in front of a live audience. A computer generates a unique script culling from transcripts of over 100 hours of conversation with CAST’s 15 performers. It is a concentrated study of what constitutes a cast.

CAST is part of a canary torsi’s newest trilogy of works, CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR, that takes the form of one interactive installation and two live performance works.


Director & Choreographer: Yanira Castro
Collaborators & Performers: Kyle Bukhari, Simon Courchel, Leslie Cuyjet, devynn emory, Iréne Hultman, Luke Miller, Sai Somboon, David Thomson, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Pamela Vail, Tara Aisha Willis, Darrin Wright
Installation/Lighting Designer: Kathy Couch
​Dramaturg: Susan Mar Landau​
Composer/Programmer/Interaction Designer: Stephan Moore
Transcribers: Stormy Budwig, Emie Hughes
Marketing Assistant: Tara Sheena
Stage Manager: Lillie De

Production Residency @ The Chocolate Factory (6/26-7/9) Production Residency @ Abrons Art Center (8/18-8/27) Production Residency @ The Invisible Dog (8/28-9/6) CAST @ The Chocolate Factory (9/13-9/23) STAGE @ Abrons Art Center (9/14-9/23) AUTHOR @ The Invisible Dog (9/7-9/17)
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