Derek Phillips SuperGroup


SuperGroup: People I Know

Every Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Nov. 11-19
8 p.m.
Nov. 13
2 p.m.
$10-$25 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

SuperGroup is the dynamic threesome of Jeffrey Wells, Sam Johnson, and Erin Search-Wells. Not content with their own highly adventurous works of dance and physical theater, they decided to collaborate with an all-star lineup of thoroughly unconventional performers — people they know and admire. They began by creating solos for transgender performance artist Venus De Mars; seasoned dancers Judith Howard, Deborah Jinza Thayer, Mary Moore Easter, and Derek Philips; and Red Eye co-founder and actress Miriam Must. Then they melded the solos to create tension between the choral and the individual, the visible and the unknown, the intimate and the peripheral. All the performers sing, speak, and move in structured and improvised ways — sometimes simultaneously. This mosaic of fierce presences and multi-layered expertise can hardly go wrong and promises to go way, way right.