the end / the beginning

New York Live Arts Theater
June 22 – June 24 at 7:30pm

Hannah Cullen’s newest work the end / the beginning is an existential, theatrical event about fracture and possibility. It occurs during an extended moment of collapse, in which the characters on stage begin to question their modus operandi and consider a more peaceful alternative. An amalgam of movement, narrative, and film, the work provides multiple perspectives through which to view the disintegration of their reality. In the face of crisis, their strategy has been an unrelenting commitment to business as usual, with the belief that the apocalypse is inevitable, so why bother? However, by yielding to their exhaustion, another option emerges and they discover that slowing down may beget change after all.
If the end of the world as we know it has already happened, is currently happening, and will happen again, might our time be better spent focusing on what we’d like to begin?

Featuring: Robyn Ayers, Hannah Cullen, Nadia Halim, Maggie Joy, and Matilda Mackey
Written and Directed by: Hannah Cullen
Choreographed in collaboration with the cast