Co-presented by the TEAM, Vineyard Theatre and PS122
Produced by the TEAM with generous support from Paula Marie Black
Created by Rachel Chavkin, Libby King, Jake Margolin, and Kristen Sieh with Matt Hubbs, Andrew Schneider, and Nick Vaughan
The Vineyard is collaborating with two of our favorite theatre companies in NYC — Performance Space 122 and the TEAM. We’ve wanted to work with both of these risk-taking, imaginative companies for some time, and we’re thrilled to be doing so as part of COIL, PS122’s annual international performance festival, which takes place next month at venues throughout New York City. From January 2-10, 2015, The Vineyard will co-present the TEAM’s beautiful and haunting new work, ROOSEVELVIS.
On a hallucinatory road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, the spirits of Elvis Presley and Theodore Roosevelt battle over the soul of Ann, a painfully shy meat-processing plant worker, and what kind of man or woman Ann should become. Set against the boundless blue skies of the Great Plains and endless American highway, ROOSEVELVIS is a new work about gender, appetite, and the multitudes we contain.
The New York Times has called ROOSEVELVIS “A spirited and insightful commentary on two archetypes of American masculinity. The TEAM’s most intimate work and also its warmest.” ROOSEVELVIS is directed by the TEAM’s Artistic Director, Rachel Chavkin (NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) and co-created by the company.
Tickets for the COIL Festival are now on sale. Please note that reservations for the COIL Festival must be made directly through PS122, not through The Vineyard’s box office. You may order tickets online at www.ps122.org/roosevelvis, or by calling the PS122 box office 212-352-3101.
“A stirring, absurd, and grandly human historical-cosplay road-trip fantasia.”
– The Village Voice
“More buoyant than theatrical material has any right to be.”
– Time Out NY