News: Immersive Site-Responsive New Play "All the Mournful Voices" Opens on the Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Invulnerable Nothings, a US/UK theatre collective committed to intermedial stagings of poetic language as well as the theatrical activation of libraries and archives, presents an immersive production of Matthew Gasda's new play All the Mournful Voices, opening on Friday, April 15 and coinciding with the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination, a major subject of the work. Chosen as a "Best Immersive Theatre Experience" by City Guide, NY, the site-responsive World Premiere runs through April 29 and is directed by the company's Facilitating Director C.C. Kellogg.

April 17, 1865. Easter Sunday. The weekend of Lincoln's assassination. Three men reel and rage together in a tavern. A stranger's unexpected arrival sparks suspicion, reflection, and something mysteriously cosmic. All the Mournful Voices is a purgatorial bar play that focuses on the death of Abraham Lincoln and examines inherited cultural legacies of violence and loss.

All the Mournful Voices will be performed at a 19th-century stable (Forgotten Works) in DUMBO, Brooklyn. To make the experience more authentic, no electric light will be used in the performance. The show is entirely lit by gas lamps and gas lights.

George Olesky as Barkeep. Photo by Daniel Murtagh
The production is staged in an intimate, immersive style and features Charlie Munn (The Maids/Intar), George Olesky (Titus Andronicus/Bedlam), Derrick Peterson (Kafka's Quest/Theater For the New City), Jake Austin Robertson (MADMAN/United Solo), and Christian Stevenson (Vacancies/The Gallery Players).

All The Mournful Voices also features costume design by Beau Watson, environmental sets and lighting from Margot Mayer, and photography/visual process capture by Jordan Tiberio. The creative team is intentionally composed entirely of women and non-binary individuals to more fully explore the performatively masculine world of the play.

All the Mournful Voices runs April 15 – April 29 with shows on Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Performances take place at Forgotten Works, 46 Bridge Street (between Water and Plymouth), Brooklyn NY 11201. Subways: A/C train to High Street, a 3 block walk from the F train at York Street. Tickets are $26, and the running time is 1:15.

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