Title: Room to Cry
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 6 – 8PM
Inspired by Japanese cry-therapy workshops, Brooklyn theatre makers Siena Rafter and SRĐA invite the BAC community to a stateside crying room experience in exploration of their new play, Room to Cry. Participants will join in watching emotive movies, readings from heartfelt texts and shared personal stories. Stocked with tissues but also the collective understanding that no one *has to* shed a single tear, this experience is specifically curated and cultivated to facilitate a communal emotional release. Let us give you Room To Cry.
Registration encouraged, walk-ins welcome!
Siena (they/them) is a nonbinary theater artist born and raised in New York City. They’re a proud graduate of LaGuardia High School’s Drama program and Brown University’s Theater Arts class of 2020. Broadway: Sam Gold’s King Lear starring Glenda Jackson (ASL team), Children of a Lesser God (Assistant Director to Kenny Leon).
As an actor: Off-Broadway/ Lincoln Center: Liz Swados’ Runaways (directed by Sam Pinkleton), Deep Blue Sea (directed by Bill T Jones at the Park Avenue Armory), The Division (directed by SRDA), Thank you Ryan… (Ars Nova), T (The Tank), American SongBook Series. The Public Theater/Delacorte: Twelfth Night (written by Shaina Taub), Runaways, For the Love of Vinyl (Joe’s Pub), From Hair to Hamilton…Gala ’17. TV: HBO’s Crashing.
SRĐA (name/none/any) is a Yugoslavian-American creative/director. Centering queer + third-culture themes, SRĐA’s work includes television, film, live experiences and has been seen on-and-off Broadway, around the country and the globe. SRĐA has developed new and revived works with Joe’s Pub, Ford’s Theater, The Civilians and serves as the Associate Artistic Director of the internationally-acclaimed Theatre for One. Most recently, SRĐA directed the all-Black Drag Spectacular, NUBIA and Andrew Kushnir’s THE DIVISION at Lincoln Center. SRĐA shadowed on the Emmy-Nominated second season of What We Do In The Shadows (FX Networks) and is a co-creator and executive producer of THE JUNIOR MINTT SHOW, a new live late-night show and the director and co-curator of the HalfPint at Night Series with Denise Manning. SRĐA is currently in development for multiple television projects and writing a first screenplay based on the life + death of Gavrilo Princip. www.sr-da.com @srda
This event is a Fall Multidisciplinary Residency Community Program. As part of a residency at BAC, we ask each artist to build and facilitate a Community Program. Community Programs are a unique opportunity for both artists-in-residence and our local community to gather, engage, and be in conversation with one another through art. Community Programs are free engagements open to the public and/or in collaboration with a local community partner.