What is ASTIR?
ASTIR is a 5 hour residency with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout. The purpose of the residency is to explore movement and dance as narrative tools in the development of new musicals and plays.
Who is JENNIFER JANCUSKA + THE BRINGABOUT?
Jennifer Jancuska is a choreographer and creative producer, as well as the founding Artistic Director of Brooklyn based company The BringAbout. Over the span of three years, The BringAbout has been engaged in development of more than 25 new works leading towards productions in New York, California, and Connecticut. The BringAbout includes a Broadway experienced music team: music director, percussionist, and additional musicians. The BringAbout’s official photographer and videographer, James Jin, is always onsite with The BringAbout, capturing process and product to support forward momentum of new works.
Who is in the room for ASTIR?
ASTIR a collaboration between Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout and the writers of new works. Meaning, The BringAbout and writing teams will be in the studio together for the 5 hour residency. If the new work is attached to, or considering a director, designers, and/or producers, they are invited to join the ASTIR as well.
Are there additional platforms for developing new work with The BringAbout?
Yes. New works are also fully staged by The BringAbout for development and production purposes. For availability, consideration, and details, please contact Ben Holtzman of The BringAbout’s Board of Directors (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What can I expect from an ASTIR experience with The BringAbout?
"Working with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout is a one-of-a-kind experience. From the incredible company of dancers to the talented, collaborative music team to the magical creative goddess that is Jennifer Jancuska herself, we were able to unlock so many exciting possibilities about the sonic and physical world of our show. The care, generosity, and energy everyone brought to the piece was palpable and electric. It is truly the best kind of theatrical playground. Daring. Enlightening. Profound.” - Angelica Cheri, Writer
Join the family of artists developing new work with Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout
Nick Blaemire • Jacob Yandura • Rebekah Greer Melocik • Max Vernon • Ellie Heyman • Erin Courtney • Ross Baum • Angelica Cheri • Nick Blaemire • James Presson • PigPen Theatre Co • Zach Zadek • Shaun Peknic • Max Reuben • Matthew Dean Marsh • Rachel Dean • Wes Braver • Srda Vasiljevic • Max Gordon • Rebekah Allen • Alexander Sage Oyen • Braverman & Hassler • Elliah Heifetz • Will Reynolds • Keith Varney • Greta Gertler Gold • Matte O’Brien
We look forward to collaborating. Cheers,
Jennifer Jancuska + The BringAbout
Jennifer Jancuska, Founding Artistic Director of The BringAbout