Remnants

AN IMMERSIVE INSTALLATION EXPERIENCE COMBINING SOUND, LIGHT, FILM, VIRTUAL REALITY AND SCULPTURE EXPLORING THE ORIGINAL MYTHOLOGY OF TORN SPACE
  • Fridays & Saturdays October 22 – November 13, 2021, no performance October 30
  • Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle/Torn Space Theater
  • Tickets: $20
  • What to wear: black, dark grey, or red

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What can we make from what is left behind? In groups of six, audiences will experience moments from the past and construct new meanings in the present in Remnants, an original installation performance experience by Torn Space Theater. Through movement, audio, immersive film, virtual reality and sculpture the piece proceeds through time and space, all within the newly renovated state-of-the-art performance space at 612 Fillmore Ave. in Buffalo. Tickets are available Fridays and Saturdays from October 22-November 13. 

Drawing from Torn Space’s original mythology, this project contains traces of past works, while creating a contemplative environment to usher in the fading light and the on-set of the winter season. As the weather cools and audiences move indoors for performances, Torn Space will limit capacity for this intimate experience and stagger entry with groups of no more than six people. Tickets are offered in 30-minute time slots and purchasers of each time slot will enter every ten minutes to allow adequate spacing and comfortable movement throughout the installation. Torn Space resident designers Justin Rowland (sound), Frank Napolski (light/installation), Eclectic Oil and Light (light), Kristina Siegel (scenic/installation), and FLATSITTER/Kyle Marler (virtual reality and film) will create a series of installation stations for visitors to explore throughout the beautifully renovated theater space in the rear of the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle at 612 Fillmore Ave. Each station will utilize and re-frame moments from nine years of past Torn Space original works to create an interactive experience of the company’s sprawling mythology.

Remnants will mark the first event inviting public access to the complete $2.2 million renovation of the 1895 Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle, turning the aged social hall into a state-of-the-art performance venue with indoor/outdoor flexibility, designed by studioNORTH Architecture. Audiences will be able to enjoy the usual quality Eastern European beers and liquor at the updated bar and entry area before entering the theater with its newly-equipped grid system, lighting, tech booth, curtains, NanoWall and a “crypt,” or sub-floor storage and performance space.

Know Before You Go

*Torn Space Covid-19 Policy Update*

Following CDC guidance and safety protocols by similar organizations in our community, Torn Space will require proof of vaccination and mask usage for entry to Remnants for all patrons over the age of 12. Children under the age of 12 will be required to wear a mask while attending the performance. For a full description of Torn Space health and safety protocols, please visit our website: www.tornspacetheater.com/home/covid-safety 

 

FAQ

What counts as proof of vaccination? (What do I need to bring?)

  • Original copy of vaccine card AND Photo ID
  • Excelsior pass AND Photo ID

What DOESN’T count as proof of vaccination?

  • Photocopies or phone photos of vaccine card

How do I prove vaccination from outside of NYS?

  • Digital proof of confirmation e-mail or as appropriate on a per-state basis.

What happens if I feel sick before attending a performance?

  • Please do not come to the theater if you are feeling ill. Contact us: info@tornspacetheater.com and we will arrange your tickets for an alternate date. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds for tickets unused due to illness.

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Ongoing: Agents of Change
A community collaboration between Torn Space Theater, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Lafayette International High School.

Location:  Mural Installation – Brayton St. and West Utica in the Five Points District

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Agents of Change is an outreach project with a focus on education, community involvement in both the East and West sides of Buffalo, performance, public art and storytelling. It is a collaboration between Lafayette International High School, Just Buffalo Literary Center and Torn Space. Agents of Change provides the community access to the arts, highlights local community members, and activates businesses and architectural assets in Buffalo neighborhoods. The students will be creating a semi-permanent public installation on Buffalo’s West side in the Five Points neighborhood. The portraits will be displayed at Torn Space for a performance installation open to the public free of charge bridging communities and city organizations.