Faye Driscoll and company return to the ICA with the second installment of her Thank You For Coming series. Play revisits Driscoll’s ongoing concerns about the experience and performance of self, of being among others and being alone.

Rambunctious spontaneity, with a healthy dose of anxiety throughout.

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While the first installment, Attendance, foregrounded movement and the relationship between audience and performers, Play explores our reliance on stories to relate to one another and form our identities as individuals and citizens. Play highlights how language both defines and reduces our lived experiences. Five multitalented and energetic performers ventriloquize, shape-shift, sing, and speak through and for each other in this strange and enthralling collage of gesture, image, voice, and persona.

Free pre-performance talks 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Thank You for Coming: Play is co-commissioned by Summer Stages Dance @ the ICA.  Driscoll and Company were in residence in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater for two weeks in the summer of 2015. The 2015 Summer Stages Dance @ the ICA residency was supported, in part, by Jane Karol and Howard Cooper, and David Parker. 

The presentation of Thank You For Coming: Play was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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First Republic Bank is proud to sponsor the ICA’s 2017–18 Performance Season.

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Access for Boston’s dance community is supported in part by the Pratt-Hall Fund.