Tygers, Fragmentation, Poetry, Love, and other meditations on the holes in our lives

TYGER looks at fragmentation, poetry, love, and other meditations on the holes in our lives. This devised piece interrogates ritual as a means to resolve loss while grappling with the plurality of truth. Text was drawn from selected writings of Jorge Luis Borges, Jose Rivera’s Brainpeople, and works by the No Inglés collective.

Press Preview & Invited Dress
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 8:00pm

Performances Run
April 16 / 17 / 18 / 23 / 24 / 25 at 8:00pm
April 19 at 3:00pm
April 20 at 8:00pm Industry night

Flashpoint Mead Theatre Lab: 916 G St NW DC 20001

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Tickets are also available 30minutes before each performance at the door.

More about the experience

TYGER was collaged from and/or inspired by the writings of
Roland Barthes (A Lover’s Discourse)
Jorge Luis Borges (“Dreamtigers,” “Blue Tigers,” “Ulrikke”)
Andre Breton (1st & 2nd Surrealist Manifesto)
MFK Fisher (How to Cook a Wolf)
Naomi Iizuka (“What Myths May Come”)
Jose Rivera (Brainpeople)
Maurya Simon (“The Era of the Period”)
Jack Smith (“I Knew He Would Never Come to Me…”)
Venezuelan Lullaby (Go To Sleep)
writings by The Living Stage and the San Francisco Mime Troupe Manifesto

Two workshopped performances played on Friday April 11, 2014: 7:30pm + 9:15pm at Hillyer Art Space: 9 Hillyer Court NW DC 20008

2014 Workshop Collaborators: Louis Davis, Performer; Emily Gilson, Performer; Jenna Zhu, Peformer; Swedian Lie, Scenographer; Natalie Gallagher, Scenographer; Niell DuVal, Props and Fabrication; and Members of No Inglés

With Thanks to the following for their assistance in the 2014 workshop: Ainsley Chan & Alfredo Ramirez; Genna Davidson; Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey; and TYGER Stripes Supporters

Artistic Collaborators

Rachel Hynes

Lead Deviser, Co-Producer

Otis Ramsey-Zöe

Dramaturg & Deviser

Carmen C. Wong

Director, Co-Producer

DeLesslin George-Warren

Audio Deviser

Jane Claire Remick


Kelley Kidd

Costume & Lighting Asst, Board Op

Gordon Nimmo-Smith

Lighting & Tech Consultant

Niell DuVal

Props and Set Fabrication

Ronee Penoi

Asst. Producer, Events


Rachel Hynes

Annalisa Dias

Gregory Ford

DeLesslin George-Warren

Kelley Kidd

Jane Claire Remick

Many thanks to

CulturalDC & its staff

Lisa Carr, and all our rockstar board members!

TYGER is grateful for the support of the Share Fund

Genna Davidson

Louis Davis

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey

Natalie Gallagher

Emily Gilson

Hannah Hessel

Swedian Lie

Allison Nance

Deb Sivigny

John Valgoi

Jenna Zhu

Happenings at the Harman

Hillyer Arts Space + Soapbox Performance Series

National Baptist Memorial Church