CAST at The Chocolate Factory Theater (September 13-23)  7PM

STAGE at Abrons Arts Center‘s Playhouse (September 14-23)  9PM

AUTHOR at The Invisible Dog (September 7-17)

Gallery hours
Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 7PM
Sunday, 1 to 5PM


CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is a trilogy of new works by interdisciplinary artist Yanira Castro and a team of collaborators. The trilogy consists of three standalone works: an interactive video installation (AUTHOR at The Invisible Dog Art Center) and two live performance works (CAST at The Chocolate Factory Theater and STAGE at Abrons Arts Center), which can be viewed separately or in tandem with one another.

In development since Spring 2016, the works draw from a collection of audio and video recordings generated with fifteen accomplished NYC performing artists on the process of performing, casting, and the complexities of representation. These recordings form the material for three works that examine the dynamics and politics in three elements of performance: the cast, spectacle, and authorship. CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR persists in the idea that live performance is uneasy communal action.

 Artist & Choreographer: Yanira Castro

Artist Collaborators & Performers:
Kyle Bukhari, Simon Courchel, Leslie Cuyjet, devynn emory, John Hoobyar, Iréne Hultman, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Luke Miller, Heather Olson, Sai Somboon, David Thomson, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Pamela Vail, Tara Willis, Darrin Wright

Contributing Artists: John Hoobyar, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Heather Olson

Installation/Lighting: Kathy Couch
Dramaturg: Susan Mar Landau
Composer/Programmer/Interaction Designer: Stephan Moore
Video: Peter Richards
Costume Designer (Masks for STAGE): Miodrag Guberinic
Transcribers: Stormy Budwig, Emie Hughes
Intern Assistant: Zachary Grand, Noor Qasim
Archival Adviser: Cassie Mey

The creation of CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is being made possible, in part, by generous commissions and residencies from the three presenting organizations: The Chocolate Factory, Abrons Art Center and The Invisible Dog Art Center. It is also being made possible by the continuing support of The Jerome Foundation Grant and New Music USA. The development of CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is being made possible, in part, by Yanira Castro’s participation in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Extended Life Dance Development program and the work is being developed as part of the program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ( CAST, STAGE, AUTHOR is being researched, developed and honed with financial, administrative and residency support from the Dance in Process program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The trilogy is made possible by our awesome Kickstarter backers.