photos by barry kirsch & mike wojick

story of my eye is a vaudevillian meta-pageant; it’s a public access variety show; it’s a saturnalia of excessive grotesquery that dips into psuedo-sincerity! it’s food! it’s sex! it’s television!

65 minutes

≈  created in residency at Center for PerformanceResearch in Brooklyn, NY and at Towson University as an MFA final project

episode iv: cool as a cucumber premiered at  GLASSHOUSE (Brooklyn, NY) as part of the Plays of Domesticity event

≈ inaugural run at Towson University (Towson, MD) in April 2016

Fields Festival (Darlington, MD), August 2016

Philadelphia Fringe Festival @ Kung Fu Necktie (Philadelphia, PA), September 2016.

Dixon Place (NYC), November 2016

Psychic Readings Co. (Baltimore, MD), January 2017

the morning call
broad street review (1)
broad street review (2)
performance is alive
philadelphia magazine

view the technical rider

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c o n c e p t                  zach trebino
d i r e c t i o n              zach trebino
c r e a t i o n                jenni messner & zach trebino
p e r f o r m a n c e    jenni messner & zach trebino
e n v i r o n m e n t    jenni messner & zach trebino
s o u n d                       zach trebino
v i d e o                         zach trebino  
l i g h t s                       eric bowers
c o s t u m e s             devin o’neill
m a k e u p                  devin o’neill

the chapbook
i made a pamphlet-cum-chapbook-cum-manifesto to ‘explain’ the show but it doesn’t explain much at all. it’s  more of a way to continue audience engagement post-experience - composed of original poems and essays, indecipherable quotations, screenshots, and a few original images:

some marketing materials: