“Everything that happens in the space Schaal has carved out for us always feels beautifully, powerfully sacred.” —Artforum
JACK & is a stand-up routine turned sitcom baking fiasco that mingles cakes and kitchen disasters, recipes and remedies, jokes, and goldfish. The comedy of errors is structured on topics ranging from social codes and debutante balls to training protocols from prison reentry programs. The performance considers life after prison, focusing not on the time one has served but rather the measure of one’s dreaming given to the state. Directed by Kaneza Schaal and starring Cornell Alston, the performance explores markers of transition and transformation and the liminal spaces that bridge worlds.
Schaal weaves together wide-ranging material including the aspirational class stories of 1950’s sitcoms like The Honeymooners and Amos & Andy; minimalist paintings by artists such as Agnes Martin and Ellen Gallagher; John Canoe traditions; and entering-society ceremonies like Cotillion Balls to create the portrait of a dream interrupted and resumed. Featuring design by artist/author Christopher Myers and live music by Rucyl Mills.
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