DR. REES ZITI’S PAGEANT FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Saturday, June 8 | Show @ 7PM | Party @ 8:30PM
Created by THE BELLWETHER PROJECT & LAUREN WIMMER
Written by LAUREN WIMMER
Directed by JACK DENTINGER
Composer BILLY REECE
Scenic Design KASSIDY CURTIS-LUGO
Costume Design NIX LOPINTO
Lighting Design JACOB WESSON
Dramaturg REBECCA HERMENZE
Featuring IRIS BEAUMIER, ARIEL NEEMA BLAKE, AVALON HOPE CHRISTIE, CHANTELLE GUIDO, CARSON MCCALLEY, ISABEL PASK, EMILIA SUAREZ, SAISHA TALWAR, MARC DAVID WRIGHT, MARÍA JOSÉ ZUNIGA
In the not-so-distant future, after decades of natural decline, we can still count on one splashy spectacle of glamour: Dr. Rees Ziti’s Pageant for a Better Future. Beauty contestants compete to determine who deserves to carry us forward in this zany variety-show-meets-harrowing-government-propaganda-machine. Sound familiar?
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
THE BELLWETHER PROJECT is a collective of artists dedicated to telling bold, untold, intersectional stories in the spirit of collaboration and empathy. We came together in 2015 as a group of passionate weirdos at Carnegie Mellon University, with the goal of exploring socially relevant art in ensemble-based ways and engaging with history to combat erasure. In the four years since then, the company has produced 5 world premieres, three dance pieces and a web-series. Ultimately, the company sets out to create a culture of empathy and understanding through personal, intersectional storytelling. The Bellwether Project includes JACK DENTINGER, MEGAN FORSTER, AUBYN HEGLIE, NIKKI LOPINTO, TIMIKI SALINAS, JACOB WESSON.
PARTY WITH US
Party with the artists post-show in our ANT Fest Lounge! We’re servin‘ up hot slices & cold brews at the straight-up cheapest bar in midtown. All the cool kids will be there.