LubDub. is home to a company of hybrid artists. Company members devise, adapt and originate the work.
An intimate audience of guests gathers for cocktails. A door opens. Guests are invited into a shifting world of immersive theatre in which sleight-of-hand magic, movement, and ritual move the audience closer to the performers, to one another, and to the other side. The performance draws inspiration from sources including the tradition of American spiritualism, the performers' personal histories, and the question What does it mean to be a host? Devised by the company.
Debuted in February 2015 in Hell's Kitchen, followed by a sold-out run in collaboration with Guild Greene Gallery in October - November 2017. Later, expanded during a residency at The Orchard Project in the Summer of 2017.
A new production of The Doubtful Guest is coming to The Public Hotel, NYC. Jan 11th and 12th. Be the first to know when tickets go on sale: Join the list here.
This project is brought to life, in part, by the generous support of The Orchard Project and The Franklin School for the Performing Arts.
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Over several months, a series of mystery envelopes are delivered to your home. Each envelope is a scene or an act in which part of a story is told. The envelopes might contain a torn page from a book with an address on the back; a scone recipe from the Aran Islands; an invitation; or...
Debuted in August 2015 with The Very True Story of What Has Yet To Come.
Second Production in development.
THE VERY TRUE STORY OF WHAT HAS YET TO COME
The stars align, and a classics professor goes missing, launching a cross-continental journey through centuries of myth. Told through seven mystery mailings and one voice mailbox, this inaugural Postal Play reached a sold-out audience of 40 subscribers in 14 states and the US Virgin Islands.
THE VOYAGER PROJECT
A stranger washes ashore, and the inhabitants of a small coastal village must test the depths of their hospitality. Devised in conversation with NASA’s Golden Record, John Masefield’s “Lollingdon Downs,” and Gabriel García Marquez’s “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” The Voyager Project (2015-2016) orbits questions of arrival and belonging through dance, puppetry, and original music.
Developed in 2015 and 2016 with in-progress public showings at La MaMa and Franklin School for the Performing Arts.
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