Sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde: not much else survives in a secret bunker far in the fascist future.
“A K-Pop/J-Pop/Scissor Sisters-on-speed electronic dance party euphoria” -them.
“Have a four-in-one experience. The draw here is all in the nouns: Immersive, queer, nightclub, musical.”
WHAT: After a sold out and critically acclaimed January and February run at 3 Dollar Bill, the dystopian queer nightclub musical OSCAR at The Crown returns for an open-ended run, with previews beginning May 10th and an official opening on May 30th. Sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde: not much else survives in a secret bunker far in the fascist future. OSCAR at The Crown is an immersive nightclub musical detailing the rise and fall of one of history’s most flamboyant characters. AND it’s about the Real Housewives and a minor character from that show The O.C. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And yes, it’s ALSO about us: staring at our phones, wondering if our latest Instagram is going to flop and if the bombs have started flying yet.
See you on the dance floor! Wear something cool!
WHERE: 3 Dollar Bill – 260 Meserole St. Brooklyn NY 11206
WHEN: Previews begin May 11th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Official open-ended run begins on May 30th with performances on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays
HOW: Tickets from $45 – $79 – ticket link. This show is 18+. THE NEON COVEN
The Neon Coven is a growing collective creating music performances that tell stories of otherness. We like: queer people, theater in non-traditional spaces, and screaming.@theneoncoven www.theneoncoven.com
MARK MAURIELLO (creator) is a Brooklyn-based performer and theater artist. Since graduating from Harvard University, he has performed at the American Repertory Theater (Taylor Mac’s The Lily’s Revenge, The Donkey Show), in nightclubs from New York to Berlin (Dr. Frank-N-Furter, The Rocky Horror Show), and even the occasional abandoned burger restaurant (Marjorie Newquist, Little Murders). Mark is a co-founder of The Neon Coven, and above all, he believes in negative capability. @maarkm www.markmauriello.com
ANDREW BARRET COX is a choreographer, composer and producer based in New York City. A graduate of Emerson College, his work is inspired by underground scenes and non-traditional material. His work has been seen at the American Repertory Theater’s immersive second stage OBERON, and his original works Clubland, Hexed, Wilder, Pokémon: The 90s Rock Show, and Seamtowne have been heard on stages and virtual platforms across the country. As a co-founder of The Neon Coven, he strives to create vessels that tell stories of otherness and continue to bridge the gap between mainstream and queer media.@andrewbarretcox www.andrewbarretcox.com
SHIRA MILIKOWSKY is a freelance theater director, specializing in new plays and radical re-imaginings of musicals and classic texts. She is also a co-founder of The Neon Coven. Recent projects include Distant Star (Caborca/Abrons Arts Center) and Little Murders (in an abandoned burger restaurant!) As the Artistic Associate at the American Repertory Theater, Shira directed The Lily’s Revenge by Taylor Mac (named by The Boston Globe as one of the top ten theater events of the year), Bride*Widow*Hag by Kim Rosenstock, and countless other productions, workshops and special projects. A Drama League Fellow, Shira holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia and a BA in Theater Studies from Yale. Associate Lecturer in Theater, Dance & Media, Harvard University.
JENN MALEY is a Tony-nominated producer for Paula Vogel’s Indecent and a director. Currently, Jenn is a co-producer on Be More Chill by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz, opening on Broadway in 2019. Other select producing credits include Reunion ’69 and ’85 (Byron Theatre) and Associate on The Mad Ones (59e59). Jenn recently was the Assistant Director to Tyne Rafaeli for Usual Girls by Ming Peiffer at Roundabout Theatre Company. For more information visit jennmaley.com.
Choreography by Andrew Barret Cox
Set and Props Design by Tekla Monson
Lighting Design by Calvin Anderson
Costume Concept by Mateus Forte
Sound Design by Shannon Slaton
Casting by Kate Lumpkin, CSA