Choreography and Text: Jack Ferver
Performers: Benjamin Asriel, Reid Bartelme, Christian Coulson, Carlye Eckert, Jack Ferver and Michelle Mola
Associate Director: Joshua Lubin-Levy
Music: Calder Kusmierski Singer
Costumes: Reid Bartelme
In Rumble Ghost, as the flimsy membrane between an American horror movie classic and the fragility of the human condition deteriorates, the darkest place in the world is shown to be right up there: in your mind. Performed in Jack Ferver’s “hyper-reality” style, seven performers reinterpret the 1982 classic horror film Poltergeist, exploring pop-psychological landscapes with movement, original music, and a highly calibrated script. The Poltergeist theme corrodes and gives way to a group therapy session, created from Ferver’s personal experience with “Inner Child Work”, in a therapy technique aptly called: Psychodrama. As the performers are overtaken by their own child selves, a disturbing spectacle confronts the audience and a fearless exploration of the company’s own personas ensues.
2011 Performance Space 122. Coil Festival. New York, New York.
2010 *Performance Space 122. New York, New York.
Rumble Ghost is made possible with a generous space grant from Abrons Arts Center and Center for Performance Research, and supported in part by TestPerformanceTest and The Jerome Foundation.