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The Attendants 2020 by The Nerve Tank


Presented by Arts Brookfield as part of #BFPLatHome 

Tips for the best experience: 

  • View on a desktop computer
  • Text The Attendants and they will respond with their bodies
  • You can send as many text messages as you want. You might not immediately see your message displayed on the screen. If your message doesn’t get selected we encourage you to try again.
  • Watch in fullscreen
  • Unmute the sound
  • If you don’t see a video above, please make sure you are not blocked from the twitch site. If you are blocked from twitch, follow these suggestions to get access. If you still have issues seeing a video, you can view the experience here.

Watch the performance above on Wednesdays and on Facebook on Sundays in June.

The Attendants 2020 supports:

About the performance

Inspired by confinement and virtual connectivity, The Attendants 2020 is a re-imagining of the cutting edge interactive performance presented at Brookfield Place in 2011. Chance Muehleck and Melanie Armer, co-founders of The Nerve Tank, have adapted the project in response to the public’s new normal, which relies on technology more than ever to communicate and connect with others. And the concept of waiting, which was so vital to the original piece, has taken on a whole new meaning.

Viewers will be able to influence the piece by sending text messages to the performers from 12-6pm EST every Wednesday in June. The performers can only respond with their bodies, each streaming in from the safety of their own homes. A recording of the live broadcast will be played every Sunday, 12-6pm EST.

Tune in to experience this new performance that encourages a moment of reflection about the new world we live in.

See the performance LIVE above every Wednesday in June
6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
12- 6PM EST

Watch the REBROADCAST of the performance on Facebook every Sunday in June
6/14, 6/21, 6/28
12- 6PM EST

View the program here.

About The Nerve Tank

Named One to Watch in 2010 by BroadwayWorld, The Nerve Tank is a world-class innovator in theatrical performance. Founded by Melanie S. Armer and Chance Muehleck, the company collaborates with actors and designers in a spirit of artistic adventure and remodels traditional performance methods. The Nerve Tank combine elements of popular culture, mediated image, and physical presence to test lines of engagement between spectator and live event.

Based in New York, they have staged works at chashama, Dixon Place, University Settlement, Incubator Arts Project, Brookfield Place, the Grace Building Plaza, and La MaMa ETC. From 2008 to 2010 they were the resident theatre company of the Brooklyn Lyceum. NT was named a Person of the Year by the New York Theatre Experience, and The Maiden was nominated by the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Performance Art Production in 2014.

To learn more about the Nerve Tank please click here.

Concept/Lyrics: Chance Muehleck (He/Him; Los Angeles, CA)
Director & Choreographer: Melanie S. Armer (She/Her; Putnam County, NY )
Composer & Sound Designer: Stephan Moore (He/Him)
Online Platforms Manager: Jason Howard (He/Him)
Stage Manager: Vanessa Hart (She/They; New Hampshire)
Original Costume Design: Shannon Koger (She/Her)
Prerecorded Voices: Annie Dorsen, Jonathan Vandenberg


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