2015 marks the fourth year that Torn Space Theater will create a mind bending performance at Silo City. In years past, audiences have come to find that the site specific relationship between the theatrical episodes and the sensational venue is truly one of a kind and not to be missed. This year, the show will lead guests to the upper floors of The Malt House and Perot grain elevators, which is where the show will encounter “a series of fractured meditations on death, rebirth, killing and conception while experiencing an unprecedented view of the surrounding landscape and waterways.”
Creative collaborators include video designer Brian Milbrand, lighting designers John Rickus and Carlie Todoro-Rickus, sound designer Justin Rowland, installations by MJ Myers, Frank Napolski, and Tim Stegner, costume design by Jessica Wegrzyn as well as the talents of numerous visual artists, dancers, actors, community groups and musicians.
They Kill Things
A site-specific spectacle designed for Silo City
Written by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola
August 13 – 22, 2015 • 7pm – 9:30pm (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)
Silo City, 20 Childs Street (now Silo City Way), Buffalo, NY
They Kill Things transforms Silo City into an epic landscape, focusing on a secluded society celebrating the summer harvest as they prepare for the arrival of a visitor.
Performance Begins promptly at 7:00pm for all audience members. Gates will open at 6:45.
$20 General – Includes the main performance and Admission to the grounds.
$50 VIP – Includes a reception with complimentary wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres served on the patio overlooking the Buffalo River, followed by a special performance inside the Perot Grain Elevator, and premium seating for the outdoor performance experience. Tickets are limited.
Notes on the performance:
• Wear comfortable shoes. Flip-flops and high heels are discouraged due to Silo City’s industrial terrain.
• Dress code is encouraged: wear your blues, greys, flannels, denim and chambray.
• A portion of the performance inside the Malt House requires walking up several flights of stairs.
• Food and beer will be available for purchase on-site.
• In the event of extreme weather the production will be cancelled. If the production is canceled you will be given a refund or the opportunity to reschedule to an available performance.
• This year’s production of They Kill Things will be covered by Chance Magazine, an award-winning magazine of theatre and design.
Performances begin at 7:00pm, and will take place at various locations on the Silo City compound found at 100 Childs Street, Buffalo, NY. THEY KILL THINGS is presented thanks in part to funding from the Regional Economic Development Council.
Photo by Lukia Costello