Meet one of the new faces of preservation, Tracy Weller.
Tracy is a Tribeca Trust board member, actress, mother, fierce preservationist, puppeteer, and all around creative force here in Tribeca. Her riveting artists website is here. She has been preoccupied of late as she writes and rehearses her own one-woman show entitled JARRING. It opens April 25th and goes through May 17 in the East Village. Her play embodies concerns over what gets preserved in our lives and world, a question all New Yorkers might be thinking a lot about in this day and age.
Here is the announcement and details:
Mason Holdings, a company dedicated to preservation of all kinds, will present Jarring, the first in a series of stories – “The Almost Lost” – that concern the lives (and deaths) of the unrecognized, unseen, unknown and unsung. Written and performed by Tracy Weller and directed by Kristjan Thor, this existential piece will be presented at 225 East Houston Street (@ Essex Street). Performances will begin on Saturday, April 25th. Opening Night is set for Wednesday, April 29th at 8pm. Performances will continue through May 17th.
In Mason Holdings’ Jarring, we descend a rickety ladder to a tiny forgotten world filled with hundreds of Mason jars. The ladder may crack, but as you fall consider the view: is this a fallout shelter or a prison? Or, is it an ingenuous haven for a misplaced, delicate soul? Is the purpose of this place punishment or shelter? Or, is this a chrysalis? Jarring offers an unlikely survival guide to the darkest mental terrain.
“The world values very, very few and we are growing increasingly deaf to the song of the small but extraordinary life,” explains Ms. Weller. “I am interested in re-tuning ears and rescuing stories of quiet but remarkable endurance — before they slip into oblivion.”
The creative team for Jarring is comprised of: Justin Swader (sets/lights) and Joel Bravo (music/sound). Liz Nielsen is Production Stage Manager.
Jarring will play the following performance schedule: Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm and Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $25 for preview performances (4/25 – 4/27) and $35.
Tickets can be bought from this link to Eventbrite here.
Here is a vimeo snippet of Tracy’s play (might not play on iphones).