Conceived by L.J. Ballard, the production — featuring 25 performers from the Cedar Lake Ensemble — includes the works of author Henry Bean as well as William Shakespeare, Leslea Newman, Todd Loyd, Lisa Miller, Leila Nelson and Greg Mudd. The creative team comprises Benoit Swan-Pouffer (choreographer), Ryan O’Gara (lighting designer), Brett Jarvis (sound designer), Bradley Meinke (costume designer) and Adam Larsen (projection designer). Raw, according to production notes, leads “audiences through scenarios in which life is threatened individually and collectively and the pivotal point in which one lives or succumbs to their end. It incorporates drama and poetry performances, contemporary ballet, an original score, and multi-media theatrical values in a seamless production.”
Cedar Lakes Arts is located at 547 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.Tickets, priced $25 and $15 (students and seniors), are available by calling (212) 244-0015 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.