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 M. Barker

Video Design: Brian Oh

Performances by: Brandt Adams, Daniel Kublick, and Lori Parquet

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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