For the month of February we are Artists in Residence at Ace Hotel New York. Not From Here will be performed in a Loft Suite on Sunday nights in February at 7PM and 9PM. Audience size is limited. Tickets available soon.
Inspired by Heinrich Böll's The Clown (Ansichten eines Clowns), “Not From Here” is an immersive theater piece about being from one place and going to another place. What are the stories we tell in order to define ourselves, and what happens when we carry them with us as we leave home? How do we make sense of ourselves as strangers in strange lands? And is true generosity between us possible?
Directed by Erwin Maas
Assistant Directed by Jenn Hibbs
Written by Brandt Adams
Performed by Dan Kublick, Martha Harms, and Christopher Domig
Artwork by Daniel Domig
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ERWIN MAAS is a New York based theatermaker, educator and international arts advocate from the Netherlands. He has worked extensively in Australia, Europe, South Africa and USA. In New York, he directs numerous productions Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway as well as Site Specific. Maas is the Artistic Director of the International Society for Performing Arts (ISPA), Artistic Associate & Director of the Fellowship Program for the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY), Co-founding Director of the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), and the Programming Director for the Off Broadway Origin Theatre Company. He is a frequently invited director, facilitator, educator, and speaker for international cultural organizations, festivals, universities, congresses and think tanks. From 2010 to 2014, Maas was the Director of Performing Arts for the Cultural Department of the Royal Netherlands Embassy & Consulates in the USA - Dutch Culture USA. He currently teaches as Adjunct Professor at CUNY Brooklyn College's MFA Performance & Interactive Media Arts Program (PIMA). Erwin is a core-member of Theater Without Borders, a member of Georgetown University's Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics and of the Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Committee. He also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of the ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn and DecadesOut, an organization at the intersection of Arts, Science & Policy.
BRANDT ADAMS is a Brooklyn-based actor, playwright, and teaching artist. He is a company member with The Nerve Tank and along with Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr., a co-founder of Above the Fold, an investigative theatre collective dedicated to confronting questions of race in American culture, and co-author of Dispatches from (A)mended America, which was produced Off-Broadway by Epic Theatre Ensemble in Fall of 2012 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y. He is also a founding member of The Snake In The Boot Collective. As a teaching artist, Brandt has been a visiting artist at Cornell University, and has worked in middle and high schools throughout New York City with Epic Theatre Ensemble leading students adapting classics and creating new plays exploring ethical and social questions.
JENN HIBBS is indigenous to Portland, Maine. She traded in her accent for a B.F.A. in Acting at Marymount Manhattan College. She spent many years in the improv and sketch comedy world and continued her acting studies at Michael Howard Studios. For the last few years, she has studied photography and painting. Last spring you may have seen her in Sea Dog Theater's reading of Middletown. She is so excited and so grateful to be joining the core team at Sea Dog Theater as their artistic "Gal Friday" and to be the assistant director and stage manager of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
MARTHA HARMS recently moved to NYC, but is highly regarded for her theatrical work all over Dallas. She’s been a company member at Kitchen Dog Theater (TX) for seven years, where favorite past productions include Barbecue Apocalypse, In The Next Room Or the Vibrator Play and The Seagull. Martha is the voice of many characters in anime tv shows and films, as well as video games such as Walking Dead: Survival Instinct, Smite, and Borderlands 2. She holds a BFA from Southern Methodist University. Awards: Best Theater Actress of 2013, Dallas Observer, Best Actress of 2014, D Magazine.
DANIEL KUBLICK has appeared in new works by Dan Rothenberg, Kristin Marting, Ashlin Halfnight, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jerry Lieblich, Eric Bland, Tracy Bersley, Jenny Connell Davis, Jeremy Pickard, Mikhael Tara Garver, Sister Sylvester and art.party.theater.company. Recent credits include: Toshiki Okada’s The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise (The Play Company, NYT Critic's Pick); IDIOT (HERE); Tom & Eliza (JACK); Ghost Stories (Tiny Little Band); Dead Behind These Eyes (Sister Sylvester); and Health Insurance (United Solo Festival-- Best Avant-Garde Show). He is a graduate of The Studio/New York and Princeton University, and currently lives in oh so beautiful Brooklyn.
CHRISTOPHER DOMIG: is an actor and director in New York City. Recent acting credits include: The Waste Land: A Performance/Installation at FringeNYC, English World Premiere of Dirt in New York (59E59, 4th Street Theater), Edinburgh (Gilded Balloon), Vancouver (Pacific Theatre), Berlin (ETB), and London (Arcola Theatre). Recent TV: Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire, Black List, Law & Order: SVU and Blindspot. BFA: Wheaton College, MFA: Southern Methodist University. www.christopherdomig.com
DANIEL DOMIG is a painter in Vienna, Austria. www.currentlynowhere.com
ACE HOTEL reimagines urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality clichés. We are curious about the history and geography of the buildings we inhabit, and let these guide us to someplace fresh and familiar. Ace is the low card and the high card. For more information about Ace Hotel New York's Artists in Residence program, visit acehotel.com/newyork/artistsinresidence