by Kate Dakota Kremer
Directed by Philip Gates
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 @ 8pm
Tickets $25 (+Free Drink)–>
Intimatics I-III is a series of three movement-plays about intimacy and citizenship. First developed around the time of the 2016 election, the three parts of INTIMATICS (“Match,” “Speak/Box,” and “Threshold”) investigate the ways in which we navigate boundaries and inhabit flawed rule structures while also pursuing new structures of collaboration and social intimacy. Intimatics raises questions about how borders, walls, prisons, laws, and other governmental structures of containment shape the practice of intimacy between individuals and among communities—and how the practice of intimacy might reshape those structures.
Philip Gates creates and develops original theatre and performance, with an emphasis on queer, choreographic, and participatory strategies. His work as a director and performer has been presented at venues including HERE, Ars Nova, the Fisher Center, La MaMa, Dixon Place, Incubator Arts Project, The Brick, Cloud City, and The Tank. He has collaborated with Big Art Group, Witness Relocation, AntiMatter Collective, and companies in Minneapolis and Maine. Current projects include a performance installation for one audience member exploring big data and digital participation, recently presented as part of the MIT Hacking Arts Festival. Philip holds a BA from Bowdoin College, is an alum of the La MaMa Directors Symposium, and is pursuing his MFA as a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.