Fish Eye, Lucas Kavner's New Work for Colt Coeur Collective, Now Playing at HERE

News   Fish Eye, Lucas Kavner's New Work for Colt Coeur Collective, Now Playing at HERE
Colt Coeur, the collective of New York City theatre artists, is presenting the world premiere of Fish Eye, a darkly comic work about "a couple struggling to hold on to one another without losing themselves," through June 18 at downtown's HERE Arts Center. Previews began May 27. It opened June 2.

As with its debut production, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Colt Coeur developed Fish Eye through a collaborative workshop process with a playwright, Lucas Kavner, and the Colt Coeur company of actors.

According to the creators, "Fish Eye explodes the traditional chronology of romance and offers a modern take on the impossible exhilaration of love — when nothing means everything and everything means nothing — and the entire world shrinks down to a single moment."

Colt Coeur is a New York-based theatre company "dedicated to making original, story-driven, aggressively visceral theatre that pulls you close and doesn't let go."

Colt Coeur's earlier Seven Minutes in Heaven was a New York Times and Time Out New York critic's pick, and played to sold-out houses in New York and at The Huntington Theatre's Emerging America Festival in Boston. The play — created with founding member Steven Levenson — has since been published by Playscripts and is receiving productions throughout the country.

Fish Eye is written by Lucas Kavner, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt and produced by Amy Groeschel. The ensemble cast includes Katya Campbell, Ato Essandoh, Betty Gilpin and Joe Tippett.

The scenic design for Fish Eye is by John McDermott; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Grant Yeager; sound design is by Daniel Kluger; properties design is by Amelia Freeman-Lynde; and technical direction is by Markus Paminger. Trisha Henson is the production stage manager.

Lucas Kavner's work includes the musicals Barnes & Noble: Frisco, TX (Ars Nova), Love Money (Dixon Place/NY Fringe), as well as several other short plays read or performed at The Flea, Williamstown Theater Festival, Juilliard, Naked Angels, the Baruch Performing Arts Center, and PTP/NYC.

HERE Arts Center is at 145 Sixth Avenue.

Tickets are $18 general admission and may be purchased at or by phoning (212) 352-3101.

For more information, visit


This production is being presented through HEREstay, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical and administrative support.

Ato Essandoh, Betty Gilpin and Joe Tippett
Ato Essandoh, Betty Gilpin and Joe Tippett Photo by Adrienne Campbell Holt
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