Come join THE CIRCLE: August 1st and 2nd 2015!

The Circle

The Circle Poster [ARTBARN 2015]

A Guidebook to Peace, Happiness and Truth Through Personal Geometry

Inspired by Shakespeare’s final play The Tempest and William Butler Yeats’ prophetic and terrifying poem The Second ComingThe Circle tells the story of a group of idealists who attempt to turn their back on the pain and suffering of the world only to discover that sometimes, the harder you try to keep something out, the more you end up letting it in.

Directed by JESS K SMITH
Environment, Costume, and Lighting by DEB O



Saturday, August 1 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 2 at 2:00 PM
Byrdcliffe Art Colony, Woodstock, NY
One weekend only!

The UNVEILING: Only Two Nights Left!


Dixon Place and Large Glass Productions proudly present


a new comedy

by James Ryan Caldwell

Directed by Anna Brenner

4 Performances Only!


February 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th

At 7:30 PM


161 Chrystie Street, New York


(Only a limited amount of tickets available for sale in advance!)

$15 in advance

$18 at the door

(Link to Tickets below!)

Ticket Link:


In the late 1910s and 1920s, the eccentric and intensely private Stettheimer sisters presided over the most renowned intellectual salon of New York City. Ettie was the dramatic, flirtatious host; Carrie was the elegant, fashionable planner; and Florine was the silent, watchful observer. The guest list was highly selective, permitting only the greatest artists and icons of the day. And while the quality of company was always expected – an evening at their lavish home was unfailingly filled with surprise.

The next Stettheimer soiree is not-to-be-missed. Duchamp might be there, Gertrude Stein’s brother certainly will. And Florine Stettheimer is showing a brand new painting. Her famous friends can’t wait to judge.


Tina Mitchell*
Megan Hill *
Elisa Matula*

Van Hansis

Elliotte Crowell Simian

Benjamin Pelteson*

Christopher Hirsh
James Ryan Caldwell
Amar Srivastava

Craig MacArthur Doležel

*An asterisk denotes Actors and Stage Manager(s) are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.


Produced by Joel Glassman

Stage Managed by Sarah Ford*

Scenic Design by Peiyi Wong
Costume Design by Isabelle Coler
Lighting Design by Victoria Bausch
Props by Jiin Choi

Poster Design by Alex Kahn


Ticket Link:

Sold Out!

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For the Sins I Can Remember comes to the New Orleans Fringe Festival

November 19-23, 2014

Vagabond Inventions‘ latest production, For the Sins I Can Remember, will have its regional premiere at the New Orleans Fringe in November. The original New York cast will travel to New Orleans to remount the show in a beautiful, converted church, the Marigny Opera House. We are currently preparing a Kickstarter campaign to help make this next step possible – stay tuned! More info about the Fringe is here: If you are in New Orleans, save the date for our opening performance on Wed, November 19th at 9pm!

For the Sins I Can Remember is a movement-theater work exploring the life and afterlife of an early 20th century prostitute, inspired by the celebrated letters of prostitute Maimie Pinzer and tales from the red light districts across the US during this period. “A room that Lewis Carroll kept locked… For the Sins I Can Remember is poetry,” (
80-second teaser video HERE

For the Sins I Can Remember performs:

Nov 19 at 9 PM
Nov 21 at 5 PM
Nov 22 at 11 PM
Nov 23 at 9 PM

Marigny Opera House
725 St. Ferdinand Street
New Orleans, LA 70117

Link to: Fringe program

Performing Thurs-Sun at IRT Theatre!

SINS continues this Thurs, Oct 10th! $10 at the door Thursday only!

For the Sins I Can Remember

OCT 4-20

IRT Theater

You are invited to Vagabond Inventions’ latest creation, For the Sins I Can Remember, at the IRT Theater.

“You ask what love is to me, a woman of the streets,
hated by man, woman, and god? I will tell you…”
This new movement-theater work is inspired by the celebrated letters of turn-of-the-century prostitute Maimie Pinzer and tales from the red light districts across the US during the Victorian Era. These true stories of history’s underside weave through a Brechtian death trial, Victorian etiquette lessons, live, original music, a smut song, and movement work that grew from improvisations in rivers in the Catskill Mountains. Watch this behind-the-scenes video, and come out to the West Village and see the show!


Conceived/ Directed by: Jennifer Sargent
Co-Written/ Developed by: Donna Costello, Cynthia Polutanovich, Jennifer Sargent
Music by: Tony Melone
Devised by and Featuring: Donna Costello, Denni Dennis, Emily James, Elisa Matula
Lights by: Derek Wright

Info at


For the Sins I Can Remember

OCT 4-20
Fri-Sun, Oct 4-6
Thu-Sun, Oct 10-13
Thu-Sun, Oct 17-20

Thu-Sat 8PM, Sun 7PM

$18 Adults
$15 Students, Seniors
$10 tix at the door on Thurs, Oct 10!


The IRT Theater
154 Christopher St, 3rd Floor
West Village, New York
Subway: 1 to Christopher St; B/D/F/M to W4th
PATH Train to Christopher St

A Variety Benefit Performance: Oct 7th

Angels, Gods, Vagabonds: Come be merry with us while supporting the New York run of For the Sins I Can Remember!  Vagabond Inventions presents a variety performance exploring the spirit of the Vagabond through story, music, poetry, comedy, and clown-dance. The amazing line-up isHERE. There will be a pottery raffle and open bar! All proceeds benefit Vagabond Inventions’ and the fall production of For the Sins I Can Remember.

OCT 7, 7PM
IRT Theater
154 Christopher Street

$25 Admission
$40 Admission INCLUDING a ticket to For the Sins I Can Remember and 5 raffle tickets!
Copyright © 2013 Vagabond Inventions, All rights reserved.

Upcoming! Oct 4-20, 2013!

Tickets are on sale!


October 4-20

at the IRT Theater

Tickets are now on sale: Vagabond Inventions’ latest creation opens at the IRT Theater in October!


Set in a purgatory cell just after the protagonist’s death, FOR THE SINS I CAN REMEMBER is a devised, absurdist portrait of the women of the American Victorian Era who chose to work as prostitutes. From fragments of history’s underside and a deconstructed present, the piece conjures an anti-heroine’s obstinate effort to survive her life and her death with her personhood intact. More info HERE.

October 4-6 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
October 10-13 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)
October 17-20 (Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 8:00PM
Sunday at 7:00PM

PRICE: adults $18, students/ seniors $15

AT THE IRT THEATER: 154 Christopher St, NYC #3B (third floor)

TICKETS: on sale at the IRT Theater’s website and through Brown Paper Tickets.

Conceived and Directed by Jennifer Sargent
Co-Written and Developed by Donna Costello, Cynthia Polutanovich, Jennifer Sargent
Music Composed and Performed by Tony Melone
Devised by and Featuring Donna Costello, Denni Dennis, Emily James, Elisa Matula

More information at


MAY 2013: NOW PLAYING at the Bridge Theatre!

For the Sins I Can Remember

“Sins”: Full run booked in Oct!

Stay tuned: The full production of “For the Sins I Can Remember” will run in Manhattan this fall. A Save-the-Date announcement is coming soon!

For the Sins I Can Remember

at the Duct Tape and a Dream Festival

May 16 and 18 at 8pm, May 19 at 3pm!

The latest phase of the two-year project, created with the support of Roots and Wings Theatrical:
For the Sins I Can Remember presents an absurdist portrait of the women of the American Victorian Era who chose to work as prostitutes. The piece explores questions of love, morality, and the fractured body of survival and employs a physical language that mixes movement-theater and clowning.

The Duct Tape and a Dream Festival, which showcases new and explorative works, is the last public showing of this on-going project before the full production premieres in the fall.

Co-written and developed by Cynthia Polutanovich, Jennifer Sargent, Donna Costello, and the ensemble.
Directed by Jennifer Sargent
Composed by Tony Melone
Devised by and Featuring: Christine Giancatarino, Steven Hajar, Elisa Matula, Jessica Winograd

Tickets and info here.

APRIL 2013:

Workshop Performance, one night only!

The Subtle Body

April 18th @ 7:30pm
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
NY, NY 10002

The Subtle Body
April 18
, 7:30pm @ Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (Delancey & E Houston)
Tickets on sale now at

The Subtle Body is a historic comedy that explores how we create links and bridges with other cultures and whether we can ever truly move beyond our own culture to understand another. The play is in English and Mandarin, with subtitles.

Written by Megan Campisi
Directed by Michael Leibenluft
Dramaturgy by Peregrine Heard
Sound design by Mark Van Hare
Set design by Danica Pantic
Lighting design by Calvin Anderson & David Smith
Costumes by Carrie Wladis
Translations by Ya Han Chang & Grant Zhong
Performed by Ya Han Chang, Elisa Matula, Ryan David O’Byrne, John Wu

Runtime 85 minutes.

For more information about the play, including a complete bibliography of John Floyer, click here.

Mud/Bone Collective and “The Subtle Body” are made possible through generous support from the Brooklyn Arts Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts.

Jan 25th, 26th, 27th, 2013 at 8pm!


All performances are FREE to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended! For reservations:

A Great American Musical reimagined in silence, rigor, and bare necessity. This choreographic theatre resituates a commercial classic on the outskirts of post-war American culture, taking the work of Merce Cunningham, Mary Caroline Richards, Charles Olson, and other Black Mountain artists as a point of departure. The sentiment and corniness of the original production collide with the clinical, denaturing, liberating art forms of the American avant-garde of the same era, sparking a synergy of voice and body in which abstraction and intimacy can no longer be reliably told apart. The fishing outpost of Gloucester, Massachusetts is the ideal site for this secondhand story of America to be told anew, as Broadway finally meets Black Mountain.

Conceived by Seth Powers
Choreography by Christiana Axelsen
Developed with Heather Hollingsworth
Artistic & technical collaboration by Brooke Bell
Music direction by Michael Fraioli and Seth Powers
Costume design by Kate R. Mincer
Lighting design by Quin Kennedy
Featuring: Heather Hollingsworth, Elisa Matula, Jules Skloot, Mike Melkovic, Indika Senanayake, Brooke Bell, Michael Fraioli, Shang-ho Huang, Seth Powers
January 25, 26, 27 @8PM
Performances are at Mabou Mines ToRoNaDa space, 150 First Avenue (corner of 9th St.—in PS122 building), 2nd Floor. Performance lasts approximately 1 hour.
All performances are FREE to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. For reservations:
Mabou Mines/SUITE is supported with funds generously provided by the Jerome Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art and with Public support from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
Mabou Mines/SUITE is an annual laboratory for artists to experiment with performance ideas.  Resident Artists are appointed to the Suite by the Co-Artistic Directors of Mabou Mines to work on particular ideas.  Work is shown at whatever level the artist feels will be most beneficial to its development.  Audiences are invited, at no charge, to readings, works-in-progress or small-scale productions.  All works shown have been developed in part during the Residency at Mabou Mines studio (ToRoNaDa). During the Residency, artists meet regularly with the Co-Artistic Directors of Mabou Mines to discuss, develop and show ideas. The Residency provides artists with mentoring, rehearsal space, administrative assistance, use of equipment and advice.

Coming January 2013!




conceived by Seth Powers

choreography by Christiana Axelsen

with Brooke Bell, Heather Hollingsworth, Elisa Matula, and Seth Powers

A Great American musical reimagined in silence, rigor and bare necessity. This choreographic theatre re-situates a commercial classic on the outskirts of post-war American culture, as Broadway finally meets Black Mountain.

Performances Friday-Sunday

January 25, 26, 27 @ 8pm

150 First Avenue (corner 9th St)