A 'Mud'itation on the 2013 Fight or Flight Tough Mudder by January 'High and Tight' LaVoy.Read More
A full account of the 2013 Fight or Flight Tough Mudder. Complete with Video and Photos and Filthy Lessons Learned.Read More
Fight or Flight is five years old! And like any smart 5-year-old, we're trying to raise $5000.00! And we need your help! But we're not here to just ask for your donations, we're here to work for them. Here at Fight or Flight, our rehearsals, our training, and our performances are physical, so we think our fundraising should be physical too! That's why we gathered a team of 13 FoF artists; and on October 13th, 2013, we're all going to run the Tri-State Tough Mudder-- a 12-mile mud-run/obstacle course! We're asking for your pledges to support the team, support Fight or Flight, and support innovative theater for years to come! So please, donate, consider supporting your favorite Fight or Flight Tough Mudder team member below!
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Since our humble beginnings in a warehouse in Brooklyn, we've had 5 fantastic years of bringing trapeze-based theater to New York City and all over the country. 2013 has been our most exciting year yet, with our Greek Myth show for Kids, our Moby Dick Wild West Tour, and our brand new original production of Trapeze Hero!
Trapeze Theater is thrilling, but it can be dangerous and expensive! Your generous donations are vital in paying for:
- our high insurance costs (protecting our performers and audiences)
- updating and maintaing trapeze equipment (no broken ropes!)
- rehearsal/performance space
- remounting our successful production of Trapeze Hero!
- continuing our development of Moby Dick
- the smile in your heart that comes from supporting the arts!
PROGRESS: $8,405 of $5,000 Goal!!!
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Rockport, Massachusett's citizens didn't know what hit 'em! Fight or Flight stormed the castle, and Eileen Little stole the crown.Read More
MOBY DICK wild west tour
“It’s not down on any map. True places never are.”
In the Spring thaw of 2013, the Fight or Flight crew went on the hunt for the elusive white whale, MOBY DICK. FoF co-artistic director Steven Cole Hughes spent the prior year cramming the Herman Melville’s giant novel into 90-ish page script for 8 actors utilizing the company’s aerial skills.
We started at our studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where in true Fight or Flight fashion we spent a week working on two scenes that were eventually cut from the script.
Next, we headed West to Jackson Hole, WY, where Off Square Theatre had invited us to do a
reading of MOBY DICK as part of their “Season of Literacy.”
Without the facilities to work on trapeze-y aerial stuff at Off Square, we focused on the script and the original sea shanties composed by resident composer Nathan Cohen (FoF’s Richard II). Shanties like the one below:
At Off Square, the role of Captain Ahab was played by Obie Award-winning actor/playwright/director/clown Bob Berky. He was joined by FoF co-artistic director John Behlmann as Starbuck, and our old friend from the National Theatre Conservatory Jason Henning, as Ishmael. The rest of the cast included the third FoF co-artistic director Eileen Little, Sam Corey (FoF’s Henry V), and Jackson Hole locals John Byrne Cooke, Luis Guerrero, Traci Mears and Nick Staron.
After the reading in Wyoming, we headed to our old stomping grounds – Denver, CO. With the gracious support of the Denver Center Theatre Company and the Denver Center Theatre Academy, we rehearsed for several days in one of the best-equipped low-flying trapeze studios anywhere, in preparation for another public reading.
In Denver, the role of Ahab was undertaken by old salt (and cast member of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln) John Hutton. With Behlmann, Henning and Little reprising their roles, the rest of the dream cast was rounded out by FoF veterans Khris Lewin and Richard Thieriot, and newcomers Lawrence Curry and Justin Walvoord.
And thus, after many miles and different states and private workshops and public readings, the crew of Fight or Flight continues the hunt for MOBY DICK. He tasks us; he heaps us. We’ll chase him round Good Hope and round the Horn and round perdition’s flames before we give him up. And what about you, dear Theatrical Producer? Wilt thou not chase the White Whale? Art thou game for Moby Dick?
FoF performed our Annual Kids Show! This year we adapted a series of Greek Myths into teachable pieces of trapeze theater.Read More