Tina will be leading a two-day workshop on July 8 and 9 at Abrons Art Center, focusing on writing, performance, and directorial exercises and techniques that will be used to generate new performance writing and scene approaches — and can be applied to infuse projects already in process.Read More
GHOST RINGSRecord Release Summertime Cocktail Party & PerformanceRead More
Half Straddle Makes Its Canadian Premiere with GHOST RINGS!Read More
Here I Go, pt. 2 of You at The Kitchen, March 8 - 18Read More
Ghost Rings at American Realness 2017Read More
PANOS CommissionRead More
LMCC Process Space ResidencyRead More
With a donation of $25 or more, join us for a post-show Champagne Hang with complimentary drinks at New York Live Arts after the show on FRIDAY, APRIL 22 or FRIDAY, APRIL 29! AND, receive a limited edition Half Straddle tote!
We're honored and excited to announce that Tina Satter has been named one of 14 artists to receive a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award.
The panel of judges and other recipients are inspirational and it's a privilege to be included in such a distinguished cohort.
Check out more information about FCA and the grant HERE.
Our benefit concert at Joe's Pub in October turned out to be one of our favorite company events ever. Kimberly Clark (Chris Giarmo's fabulous alter ego) led a live band and the Half Straddle company singing original songs from 8 years of Half Straddle shows.
We were joined by very special guests and friends including Heather Christian, Jim Fletcher, Hannah Heller, Mike Iveson, Jo Lampert, Paul Pontrelli, Lucia Roderique, James Sprang, and Lucy Taylor.
Here are some of our favorite photos from the night!
Save The Date!
Monday, October 19th
9 PM @ Joe's Pub
As someone deeply inspired by the work of playwright and director Maria Irene Fornes, it was an honor to be asked to contribute something to the Edwin Booth Award ceremony which honored Fornes on April 23, 2015, at the CUNY Graduate Center. I could not be there in person, but am so happy Fornes and her work was noted for its moving significance. Below is the short piece I wrote for this. – TinaRead More
Tina and Half Straddle got a front-page feature in The New York Times in anticipation of Ancient Lives, the company's seventh full-length show which had a sold-out run this past month at The Kitchen. Read about Tina, the history of the company and the making of Ancient Lives HERE. And, read Ben Brantley's review of the show HERE.
See a short sneak peek of Half Straddle's web-series in development in a preview screening at the inaugural Segal Film Festival on Theater and Performance. See what we've got in the works Friday, January 30th at 5:30PM at the CUNY Grad Center. More info and full festival schedule HERE. Hope to see you there!
Performances January 7-10 and 14-17, 8PM
CLICK HERE to buy tickets!
Half Straddle's seventh full-length work merges teen movie influences from the late 80s, a live mixed score, and video landscape to create a brand new coming of age narrative. A teacher leads three students away from society. When they start an alternative TV station in the woods and meet a young witch who alters the group dynamic, their fragile new family begins to fray. Seventeenth-century captivity narratives, adolescent letters of Emily Dickinson, the teen movies, and more infect this darkly humorous consideration of how we make meaning for ourselves and our communities.
Written and Directed by Tina Satter
Starring Jess Barbagallo, Eliza Bent, Emily Davis, Julia Sirna-Frest, Lucy Taylor
Associate Direction by Jess Barbagallo
Music Composed and Performed by Chris Giarmo
Choreography by Elizabeth Dement
Costume Design by Enver Chakartash
Makeup Design by Naomi Raddatz
Video Design by Ilan Bachrach
Set Design by Andreea Mincic
Lighting Design by Zack Tinkelman
Stage Management by Randi Rivera
Assistant Stage Management by Hanna Lea Novak
Production Manager: Randi Rivera
Associate Producer: Sarah Hughes
Producer: Aaron Rosenblum