News: Amnesia Wars Presents a Wholly Uncontainable Devised Theatre Experience “Avant Prov”

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Amnesia Wars presents Avant Prov, an exhibition and performance in which musicians, dancers, and actors devise a unique, immediate event, as decreed each night by international individual and collective conceptual artist Køvvånng. Køvvånng is based worldwide but currently soul-situated at the mast-point of Ales Stenar on the Kåseberga ridge in Scania. 

This exhibit uses Køvvånng’s signature performance medium: Cipher Art, an experimental process by which The Artist’s prompts are dictated remotely, then interpreted and executed on the spot by a team of performers. The resulting performance piece resembles a dizzy mélange of an art installation, a modern music-dance concert, and an improvisational comedy spectacle. The obfuscation of Køvvånng’s identity for this Cipher is intentional and necessary. Avant Prov will be executed by Crystal-Marie Albertson, Dorit Elena K, Blanca Franck, Erin Krom, Carly Northup, Josh Pesin, Laura Petit, Rob Reese (the Prime Executor/Director), Rodney Umble, Laura Valpey, and Petrea Whittier at Super Secret Arts, a theater and live arts company built on the theater industry's first ever all-you-can-attend membership model, aiming to repair the toxic, broken economic reality of theater-making, for artists, creatives, crew, and staff.

Amnesia Wars was founded by Rob Reese in the death rattle of the twentieth century, mounting script-less productions such as Three Plays in Search of a Script, Honey Harlowe, and Psycheroticproviholicyesandsomthinvoodoo! While never leaving improvisation totally behind, the company went on to script fully produced plays and musicals including Survivor: Vietnam!, Yahweh’s Follies, and 101 Reasons to Thank Your God for Donald J. Trump, Vladimir J. Putin, and My Dad, Who’s a Dick. After its NYC run, Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe was produced in Auckland, NZ. Amnesia Wars’ vivid stage adaptation of Frankenstein has become a favorite of high schools and colleges, with productions in New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, the United Kingdom, and Malaysia. Amnesia Wars has traveled across the globe performing and teaching at improv and theater festivals.

WHAT: Avant Prov

WHEN: Doors open at 7pm for preshow art tours and beverage purchases.

7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12

7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26

7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10

7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17

WHERE: Super Secret Arts, 400 3rd Ave, 2FL, Brooklyn, NY 11215

HOW MUCH: Free for Members, $15.00 for Guests of Members, $39.00 at the door for non-members.

TICKETS: Tickets on sale at

COVID SAFETY POLICY: Proof of vaccination and matching photo ID for entrance. Mask wearing is mandatory while not actively eating or drinking.

RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes, no intermission.



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