Butcher Holler Here We ComeAztec Economy, Brooklyn, NY
|Running Time||75 minutes|
|First Time?||New Participant|
- The Basics
- About the Artists
5 Coal Miners. Cave Collapse. West Virginia. 1973. Who Survives?
1973, West Virginia. Following a cave collapse, 5 coal miners struggle to survive the dwindling supply of oxygen, the lack of food and water, the unravelling sense of passing time, and, even more threatening, their own competing natures. Brutally weaving through family histories, complicated friendships, crooked politics, childhood visions, audacious hopes, eerie dreams, criminal addictions, and fervent spirituality in this run-of-the-mill Appalachian community, Butcher Holler Here We Come is a descent into the male psyche-in-crisis where secret desires, carnal urges, and hidden memories come boiling to the surface in a primitive territory of Earth that mirrors the subliminal mind.
An 'explorative sketch/workshop' of this piece was presented in the wooden attic of a Karate Shop in New Orleans' 9th Ward last November, 2012. It's subject matter is one we've wanted to explore for 2-3 years. The entire performance is lit only by the headlamps on the performer's heads.
Aztec Economy is a Brooklyn-based non-profit arts collective initiated in Spring 2008 to present new live performances for the public. Our work seeks to provide a fresh perspective on American culture and its relationship to ritual, mythology, madness, dreams, and deliverance. AE‘s projects have been featured in NYC at the Obie Award Winning Ice Factory, the Ohio Theater in Soho, 3 Legged Dog in Lower Manhattan, The Tank in Tribeca, The New Ohio in the West Village, Dixon Place in the Lower East Side, P.S.122 in the East Village, Monkey Town & The Brick Theater & Big Sky Works & House of Yes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick Open Studios, the Bushwick Starr, at the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the Fridge in D.C., Collaboraction in Chicago, The Spindletop Boomtown Museum Grounds in Texas, at E.M.P. Collective in Baltimore, on board the Historic Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River, and bars, rooftops, churches, and backyards all over Brooklyn.
Past Fringe Festivals:
(2011)New Orleans Fringe Festival, My Aim is True, associate artists.
(2011)The Obie-Award Winning Ice Factory, Pontiac Firebird Variations, lead producers.
(2010)The Underground Zero Festival at P.S.122, National Diet of Japan, lead producers.
(2009)The Obie-Award Winning Ice Factory, Lavaman, lead producers.
(2008)The Brick Summer Theater Festival in Brooklyn, Bring Me the Head of John Ford, lead producers.