Elizabeth Carena

Elizabeth Carena

Performing Artist
Great mentions for me, Haylee Nichele, our sound designer/composer Sean Hagerty, and lighting designer Kryssy Wright in Theatre is Easy’s review of Then She Fell!

The nine dancers in this piece rotate from a company of 25, many of whom have been with the production since its fall 2012 opening. Two of the best, on the evening I saw it, were Elizabeth Carena, who gives a sharp turn as the Hatter, and Haylee Nichele, one of two Alices. Nichele has great power in her movements and a face that is strikingly beautiful and full of enigma. Carena, who originated the role of the Hatter, has an antic, electrifying presence. An excellent dancer who is often quite literally crawling the walls, she is also sharp-witted. Some of her verbal banter is scripted nonsense, puzzling over such questions as, “Why is a Hatter mad? Why is a matter had?” Some of it is off-the-cuff. In one room, she coaxes two audience members into trying on different, ill-fitting hats. Suddenly, she perches on top of a cabinet and poses Carroll’s famous riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” When one audience member stammers out a suggestion that they’re, perhaps, both related to Edgar Allan Poe, she replies without missing a beat, “He was related to a desk? Huh. What a strange family.” Then she slithers down and finds the person a more suitable hat.
Great mentions for me, Haylee Nichele, our sound designer/composer Sean Hagerty, and lighting designer Kryssy Wright in Theatre is Easy’s review of Then She Fell!

The nine dancers in this piece rotate from a company of 25, many of whom have been with the production since its fall 2012 opening. Two of the best, on the evening I saw it, were Elizabeth Carena, who gives a sharp turn as the Hatter, and Haylee Nichele, one of two Alices. Nichele has great power in her movements and a face that is strikingly beautiful and full of enigma. Carena, who originated the role of the Hatter, has an antic, electrifying presence. An excellent dancer who is often quite literally crawling the walls, she is also sharp-witted. Some of her verbal banter is scripted nonsense, puzzling over such questions as, “Why is a Hatter mad? Why is a matter had?” Some of it is off-the-cuff. In one room, she coaxes two audience members into trying on different, ill-fitting hats. Suddenly, she perches on top of a cabinet and poses Carroll’s famous riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” When one audience member stammers out a suggestion that they’re, perhaps, both related to Edgar Allan Poe, she replies without missing a beat, “He was related to a desk? Huh. What a strange family.” Then she slithers down and finds the person a more suitable hat.

Great mentions for me, Haylee Nichele, our sound designer/composer Sean Hagerty, and lighting designer Kryssy Wright in Theatre is Easy’s review of Then She Fell!

The nine dancers in this piece rotate from a company of 25, many of whom have been with the production since its fall 2012 opening. Two of the best, on the evening I saw it, were Elizabeth Carena, who gives a sharp turn as the Hatter, and Haylee Nichele, one of two Alices. Nichele has great power in her movements and a face that is strikingly beautiful and full of enigma. Carena, who originated the role of the Hatter, has an antic, electrifying presence. An excellent dancer who is often quite literally crawling the walls, she is also sharp-witted. Some of her verbal banter is scripted nonsense, puzzling over such questions as, “Why is a Hatter mad? Why is a matter had?” Some of it is off-the-cuff. In one room, she coaxes two audience members into trying on different, ill-fitting hats. Suddenly, she perches on top of a cabinet and poses Carroll’s famous riddle, “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” When one audience member stammers out a suggestion that they’re, perhaps, both related to Edgar Allan Poe, she replies without missing a beat, “He was related to a desk? Huh. What a strange family.” Then she slithers down and finds the person a more suitable hat.

Me, all fresh faced!
Me, all fresh faced!

Me, all fresh faced!

Photo by Nathan West. Threads by Suzanne Rae. 
Photo by Nathan West. Threads by Suzanne Rae. 

Photo by Nathan West. Threads by Suzanne Rae

Pancakes and Whiskey Reviews Mother Feather

What does Mother Feather mean to you!?” A question that lead singer Ann Courtney of pop rock band, Mother Feather, would ask the crowd throughout the night. To everyone at Mercury Lounge on Friday night, well past midnight, it meant multiple things, but mostly: lose your inhibitions.

Photo and article by Lesley Keller.

Mother FeatherLive at Mercury Loungewith Rocket and the GhostJuly 25, 2014
Photo by istillheartnewyork
Mother FeatherLive at Mercury Loungewith Rocket and the GhostJuly 25, 2014
Photo by istillheartnewyork

Mother Feather
Live at Mercury Lounge
with Rocket and the Ghost
July 25, 2014

Photo by istillheartnewyork

Probably my favorite interview with Mother Feather, ever.

Describe your music. What makes your sound your sound?

I want to make the kind of music that makes hearts explode. The feeling when you’re fifteen and you want to hear that song on repeat turned up as loud as the stereo will go and sing at the top of your lungs and thrash around your bedroom. I don’t want to put any music into the world that isn’t going to save someone—mostly me.

Yes, Lacey Sager Interviews!

#bigcity #bestgirl
#bigcity #bestgirl

#bigcity #bestgirl

Third Rail Projects got a full-page feature in Friday’s New York Times! We’re living on Governors Island this summer, rehearsing Roadside Attraction and developing a new piece, House No 17, which is an installment in our process of creating our next full immersive production, End of the World.
Check Current for details and come visit me at an open rehearsal!
Third Rail Projects got a full-page feature in Friday’s New York Times! We’re living on Governors Island this summer, rehearsing Roadside Attraction and developing a new piece, House No 17, which is an installment in our process of creating our next full immersive production, End of the World.
Check Current for details and come visit me at an open rehearsal!

Third Rail Projects got a full-page feature in Friday’s New York Times! We’re living on Governors Island this summer, rehearsing Roadside Attraction and developing a new piece, House No 17, which is an installment in our process of creating our next full immersive production, End of the World.

Check Current for details and come visit me at an open rehearsal!

Outtake from yesterday’s photo shoot with the amazing Emily Raw (also this and this) at Ampersand Studios. Bird masks and cat suits, ‘nuff said.
Photo cred: Ann Courtney
Outtake from yesterday’s photo shoot with the amazing Emily Raw (also this and this) at Ampersand Studios. Bird masks and cat suits, ‘nuff said.
Photo cred: Ann Courtney

Outtake from yesterday’s photo shoot with the amazing Emily Raw (also this and this) at Ampersand Studios. Bird masks and cat suits, ‘nuff said.

Photo cred: Ann Courtney

369studios:

#motherfeather @acomofo @anerace  (en Glasslands Gallery)

Last night. !
369studios:

#motherfeather @acomofo @anerace  (en Glasslands Gallery)

Last night. !

369studios:

#motherfeather @acomofo @anerace (en Glasslands Gallery)

Last night. !

Mother Feather, “Living, Breathing”

Outrageous photo by Alex Colby as part of his photo series on Glam.
More coming soon!
Outrageous photo by Alex Colby as part of his photo series on Glam.
More coming soon!

Outrageous photo by Alex Colby as part of his photo series on Glam.

More coming soon!

Tagged: #Alex Colby #glam