The Runaways Lab presents a dreamy art installation cum-theatrical performance that investigates desire and memory in the age of mass surveillance. It's called The Blue Hour. Using poet and essayist Elisa Gabbert's intoxicating poetry collection L'Heure Bleue, which was written from the perspective of Judy in Wallace Shawn's play The Designated Mourner, the Runaways will transform the Comfort Station into a zone of multisensory experience and reflection. With an unconventional cast of writers, dancers, and philosophers, this one-night-only performance is not to be missed.
Bios: The Runaways Lab: is for audiences who hate theater and for audiences who love theater but are sick of it. The Runaways was founded in 2012.
Elisa Gabbert (writer): is the author of three collections: L’Heure Bleue, or the Judy Poems (Black Ocean, 2016), The Self Unstable (Black Ocean, 2013), and The French Exit (Birds LLC, 2010). The Self Unstable was chosen by the New Yorker as one of the best books of 2013. Elisa’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Boston Review, the Paris Review Daily, Pacific Standard, Guernica, The Awl, Electric Literature, the Harvard Review, Threepenny Review, Real Life, Catapult, Jubilat, Diagram, and many other venues. She lives in Denver.
Logan Breitbart (director): lives in Chicago with Eileen Colwell, a hospice nurse, and Chomp, a shih tzu. His writing and performances have been featured in Belt Magazine, Mana Contemporary, the Poetry Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the Old Capitol Building in Iowa City, and other places. He is interested in unnatural theater.