Aaron Landsman
Night Keeper

March 29 – April 8, 2023
Wednesday – Saturday at 7pm
Preview Performance – Monday March 27 at 7pm

Performances will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City.

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Aaron Landsman’s new performance is staged environmentally throughout The Chocolate Factory Theater’s stark industrial space, juxtaposing spoken text with choreography, live music and projections.

Night Keeper unfolds as a series of short scenes and passages on the ways in which individual memories and experiences are collectively bound together by the passage of time – even if our view of one another is obscured; even if we occupy space differently.

Performed in dim light and, at times, total darkness, Night Keeper is a collection of moments which accumulate and interweave: a parent talks to a child who cannot sleep; a figure in darkness ruminates on the similar luminosity of lightning bugs and cell phones; another comments on the comings and goings in her building at night. Movement, lit by cell phones, activates the space, mirroring the text about lightning bugs and phone glows. Throughout, acclaimed guitarist and composer Norman Westberg (Swans) plays a live score of loops and samples, by turns delicate and intense.

Written and Directed by Aaron Landsman. Performed by Jehan O. Young and David Guzman. Co-Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Projections: Jon DeGaetano. Drawings: Jess Barbagallo. Composer, Performer: Norman Westberg. Assistant Director: Janine Renee Cunningham. Choreographer: Hilary Clark. Stage Manager, Co-Lighting Designer: Grace Gilmore. Projections and Lighting Support by Jeanette Yew and Miriam Crowe. Costumes by Meg Shops, with stylings by Blu Foichat. Audio Engineer: Will Scott.