August 29th - Sept 20th, 2014

  Sing Sing Karaoke, 81 Avenue A, Manhattan

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'Dead Behind These Eyes' is a performance in a karaoke room about pop music, love, and apathy. Three characters rail against the world, and mourn the big, bold important lives they were supposed to live, drowning their sorrows in booze, song, sex, and cigarettes. Using text inspired by John Osborn’s iconic play of dissatisfied youth, 'Look back In Anger', alongside lyrics from Britney Spears, Jeff Buckley, Prince and others, this piece explores political and social participation through the microcosm of the karaoke parlor.

‘Dead Behind These Eyes’ is a co-production with Abrons Art Center.It was performed in a workshop showing at Dixon Place in 2012, and again at Grace Exhibition Space later that year. Sing Sing karaoke hosted a two week workshop of the piece in April 2014 with an open rehearsal/ showing at the end of that time.

‘Dead Behind These Eyes’ is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 

Director: Kathryn Hamilton
Dramaturg: Jeremy Barker
Video Design: Brian Oh













The Maids’ The Maids




‘The Maids' ‘The Maids’' is a project involving Jean Genet’s ‘The Maids’, two professional housekeepers, two professional actors, and a lot of fritos. It is a play about labor, language and power, parallel worlds, and the possible violence of contact. 


Director: Kathryn Hamilton
Dramaturg: Jeremy Barker
Design: Juan Betancurth
VIdeo: Brian Oh
Featuring: I. Sanchez, Terence Mintern, Laudiceia Calixto, and Glenda Sanchez






Make Like It’s Yours

'Make Like It’s Yours' is a new piece in development this summer at Salem Art Works. It begins from two considerations of hospitality: Jean Genet’s instruction that a guest must steal from their host, to break the bond of debt through a transgression; and Derrida’s 1996 lectures on hospitality, "Foreigner Question" and "Step of Hospitality/No Hospitality”.

The piece itself will be a series of experiments in radical hospitality, with a form inspired by 1980’s avant-garde art on T.V. shows like KÄ™stutis Nakas, Your Program of Programs’, and Christoph Schlingenseif’s U3000 which was broadcast from the Berlin subway.