Archive, Work-in-Progress: Theater
- Saturday, April 6, 8pm + Sunday, April 7, 3pm
- $54 PREFERRED
- Hunter Center
Tickets for the Sunday matinee performance can be purchased here.
The Saturday performance is SOLD OUT.
This work-in-progress showing offers a first look at the new all-star collaboration between actor Jon Hamm, director/choreographer Danielle Agami, Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, set designer Amir Raveh, and writer Nadav Heyman — a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple absurdity of desire. FISHING is commissioned by Ate9.
About the Artists
Jon Hamm is an actor, director, and television producer best known for playing advertising executive Don Draper for the AMC television drama series, Mad Men (2007–2015). His performance earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series-Drama during 2008 and 2016 and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2015.
For a percussionist and composer as energetic, inquisitive and versatile as Glenn Kotche, it’s his sense of balance — his ability to thrive in different and seemingly disparate worlds — that really makes him stand out as a musician. Since 2001, Kotche has been the rhythmic anchor in Wilco, one of the most beloved rock bands on the planet.
Born in Israel in 1984, Danielle Agami was a member of the Batsheva Dance Company from 2002-2010. In 2012 Agami relocated to Seattle where she founded Ate9 — an undertaking that fully realized her artistic voice as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. In 2016 she was recognized with the Princess Grace Award for Choreography and recently honored with the third Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Female Choreographers at The NYU Center of Ballet.
Amir Raveh started out at Bezalel in the industrial design department before starting as an independent practitioner. He has specialized in furniture surgery for the past 15 years. He turns what others consider leftovers into spectacular pieces of art. Raveh’s work emerges from the wrinkles and blemishes of matter into magnificent poetic furniture that create a dialogue between Now & Then, Industry & Craft.
Nadav Hayman is a writer and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His written pieces have been seen on the stages of Juilliard, Boston Conservatory, and Cornish College of the Arts. His film work has screened in festivals around the world, including in Miami, Chicago, Boulder, Australia, Romania, Spain, and the UK. In 2016, he was selected as one of ten international artists to participate in the Koumaria Residency in Greece. In 2018, he was invited for a three-month artist residency by Subhashok Art Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His goal is to observe life through story, movement, and film. To see more of Nadav’s work, visit www.nadavheyman.com.
What to Expect
Seating is general admission. Preferred Ticket buyers get the best seat in the house, general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. All Preferred Ticket holders receive free museum admission on the day of or day after the show. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
Planning on dinner before the show? Check out restaurants in downtown North Adams or find a nosh right here on campus: Lickety Split Cafe, Gramercy Bistro, Bright Ideas Brewing, and A-oK Berkshire Barbeque.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA.
Photo by Cheryl Mann
Video by Selena Moshell