Ways of Being Together: The Song of Humanity

Sun, 30 March 2014 // 03:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Ways of Being Together is a monthly series that invites thinkers, makers, and doers across disciplines to create new forms of exchange and encounter amongst people. Unlike a film, performance, lecture, or music series, WoBT is focused less on the presentation of content and more on exploring the latent possibilities in any roomful of people.

Each month a different person or group is selected to host an evening with an emphasis on encounter, an evening in which the primary raw material is the group that has gathered. For hosts, WoBT presents an opportunity to think beyond standard presentational formats for sharing work and to create a singular piece for a diverse array of engaged guests. For guests, WoBT presents an opportunity for personal and collective exploration through structured experiments in sharing space and presence.

March Host: Mei Ann Teo. With Collaborators: Marnie Breckenridge and Jon Bernstein

What is the story of humanity? How set is that story? Given the opportunity to imagine anew, are we capable of re-defining ourselves beyond what we know and experience? Or are we destined to re-create the known?

In this Ways of Being Together, we will collectively attempt, through acts of creation, to find ways to re-imagine our human history, present, and future.

Mei Ann Teo is a Singaporean theatre/film director based in New York and working internationally. Deemed "stunning" by The Scotsman (Middleflight) , and “truly polished, meaningful and entertaining” by The New York Times (Lyrics from Lockdown), her work has toured the US and at festivals worldwide including the Shanghai International Experimental Theatre Festival, Belgium's Festival De Liege, and the Montreal World Film Festival. For 7 years, she helmed a drama minor program at Pacific Union College that focused on original ensemble creation. She continues this work internationally, rooted in personal and communal history, in factories, universities, and remote villages in China. www.meiannteo.com

With collaborators Marnie Breckenridge and Jon Bernstein. http://www.marniebreckenridge.com/ http://www.disparition.info/