Photographs: Jason Akira Somma

Photographs: Jason Akira Somma

All Of A Sudden

Choreography and Text: Jack Ferver & Joshua Lubin-Levy
Performers: Jack Ferver, Joshua Lubin-Levy, and Jacob Slominski

All Of A Sudden draws inspiration from the film, and play by Tennessee Williams, Suddenly Last Summer, about a young girl driven insane after witnessing her cousin’s murder and the doctor who attempts to help her. The two are joined by performer Jacob Slominski in a work that hysterically shifts and breaks apart notions of play acting, role-playing, and friendship; exploding the moment we are so overwhelmed we must ask for help, where reality becomes so heavy we bring in others (real or imaginary) to shoulder the burden.

 

Photographs: Jason Akira Somma

 
 

Photographs: Jason Akira Somma

With it’s morbid premise, fraught family relationships, and psychologically disturbed protagonist, the 1959 movie is perfect fodder for one of Mr. Ferver’s clever, irreverent excavations of who we are and what we are doing here.
— - Siobhan Burke, The New York Times
 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

2013  *Abrons Arts Center. New York, New York

 

*Premiere

 
All Of A Sudden was created through residencies and support from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, Bard College, and Abrons Art Center. This work was also made possible with commissioning support from the Jerome Foundation.