Stage on Screen is a unique selection of contemporary performance films celebrating the work of top calibre PS122 artists Reggie Watts, Tommy Smith, Tina Satter and Young Jean Lee (Melbourne Festival 2012), along with long time collaborator of Okwui Okpokwasili (Bronx Gothic), Ralph Lemon.
Transition is an absurd yet addictive mix of stereophonic effects, live video, geometric movement and improvisation created by comedic musician Reggie Watts and playwright/director Tommy Smith.
Watts’ many talents—stand-up comedian, former front man of rock band Maktub, R&B soul singer and experimental performer—have made him an audience favourite at venues and festivals around the world. In recent years his collaborations with Smith, including performances at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (NYC) and the 2009 Sydney Festival, have received rave reviews from critics and audiences.
STAGE ON SCREEN
Stage on Screen is part of our program of ancillary events surrounding our New York Narratives series.
Filmed at On the Boards, Seattle WA on 16 October 2009
Created and performed by Reggie Watts
Created and directed by Tommy Smith
Featuring Noel Allain, Beth Hoyt and Jess Klein