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The Dreamer

The Neo-Political Cowgirls presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream through the eyes of a young girl @ Here Arts Center for a limited run April 22 through May 7, 2023.

April 21, 2023: The Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC), a not-for-profit founded by Artistic Director Kate Mueth, will present THE DREAMER (A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Seen Through the Sleepy Eyes of a Young Girl) at HERE Arts Center,145 Sixth Avenue for a limited run from April 22 through May 7. NPC, now in their 17th season, are known for their physically wild, heart-centered storytelling, interpretations which unfold in imaginative spaces, usually outdoors.

The Neo-Political Cowgirls presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream through the eyes of a young girl @ Here Arts Center for a limited run April 22 through May 7, 2023.

April 21, 2023: The Neo-Political Cowgirls (NPC), a not-for-profit founded by Artistic Director Kate Mueth, will present THE DREAMER (A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Seen Through the Sleepy Eyes of a Young Girl) at HERE Arts Center,145 Sixth Avenue for a limited run from April 22 through May 7. NPC, now in their 17th season, are known for their physically wild, heart-centered storytelling, interpretations which unfold in imaginative spaces, usually outdoors.

This production conceived to unfold through the lens of a young girl’s psyche on the cusp of womanhood, uses, dance, multi-genre music and Shakespeare’s text to explore power, identity, love, transformation, and the intensity of society’s patriarchal impression on young people’s spirits.

What if Shakespeare’s popular and often produced A Midsummer Night’s Dream sprang forth from the psyche of a 12-year-old girl? What if the classic, beloved comedy was her subconscious being set free from societal power pressures, social constructs, and leads her out of the shadows of doubt and chaos into transformed identity? The Neo-Political Cowgirls bring The Dreamer to HERE Arts Center spring 2023.

Kate Mueth, Founder and Artistic Director of NPC, in collaboration with her husband, Josh Gladstone, past Artistic Director of Guild Hall and current independent producer and director, co-direct a diverse cast of 16 who bring this new NPC work to electric life on the main stage of HERE Arts Center, a SoHo home to exciting experimental work at 145 6th Ave.,

Costumes are by Yuka Silvera, set design by Mariana Sanchez, (Lincoln Center, The Atlantic Theater) choreography by Kate Mueth (Lincoln Center, Gym at Judson, Bay Street Theater) and lighting by Stacey Boggs (The Joyce, La Jolla.) The production features Vanessa Walters, Rhys Tivey, Trevor Vaughn, Vanessa Lynah, Max Samuels, Amanda Nichols, Stephanie Orta- Vázquez, Dan Kelly, Annie-Sage White, Meaghan Roubichad, Mary Garrett Turner, Emma Engel, Galia Calderon, Violet Spann, AlexandraTaylor,and Gigi Grace performing the title role.

Performance dates for the limited run are April 22-May 7th. Saturday and Sunday curtain is 4:00, Wednesday-Friday curtain is 8:30 pm.

Tickets are on sale through the HERE box office: www.here.org or  www.npcowgirls.org.