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The Village of Vale


‘The Village of Vale’ is an exploration of storytelling through music, performance and an immersive, dynamic art installation that serves as the setting for each performance. It is one original gothic fairy tale told many different ways. Using prose, original music, illustration, installation art and performance, Vale upends conventional methods of storytelling by investigating how methods of storytelling influence each other while adapting it all to a one-of-a-kind performance event. ‘The Village of Vale’ is at once a collection record, a printed and illustrated storybook, and a multi-dimensional installation and performance art show, each distinct works of art that in performance become indistinguishable.

Created by John McGrew, Jon Karpinos, Joseph Varca, Graham Fisk
Music by John McGrew and Graham Fisk, with Katy Pfaffl, Emil McGloin, Jody Shelton, Tara Giordano, Maya Sharpe, Jeff Kerestes
Written by Jon Karpinos
Adapted by Joseph Varca & John McGrew
Illustrations by Katy Horan & Matt Brackett

Performance Dates + Times
February 5–7, 8pm
February 8, 3pm

Exhibition Hours
February 5–7, 1–7pm
February 8, 1–2pm

No reservation required.
$10 donation at the door

Main Space
51 Bergen St

Earlier Event: January 29
Dream State of Affairs
Later Event: February 17