The pop-art adventure takes you on a wild ride through the East Village in the 1960s, whisking you away into the reverie life of 1960s NYC. You’ll become part of an entrancing non-traditional theatrical adventure where New York’s art scene comes to life on the streets, behind windows of East Village businesses, and inside secret locations — each as magical as the next.
Forget simply watching and listening along: in Chasing Andy Warhol, you’re a part of the production! Through a blend of immersive theater, dance, film, art, and puppetry, you’ll become a full-fledged part of Bated Breath Theatre’s spectacular adventure. Chasing Andy Warhol recounts the quirky story of an art student obsessed with the artist, on a mission to uncover the man behind the persona. What would happen if they were to meet the legendary Warhol?
The art scene in NYC through the 1960s was heavily influenced by flower power pop artistry. From performance art to filmmaking and video installations, the city took notes from Andy Warhol’s ability to blur the lines between fine art and mainstream aesthetics. Through the use of twinkling lights, old fashioned music, and classic Hollywood-themed costumes, Chasing Andy Warhol brings us into this eclectic New York—redecorating the East Village in wowing theatrical magic.
Bated Breath Theatre Company shapes and molds theater in unexpected ways, creating participatory theater that “wakes up the body, resurrects sleeping histories, and electrifies non-traditional theater spaces.” In October 2020, they brought the longest-running pandemic friendly show Voyeur: The Windows of Toulouse-Lautrec to NYC. The award-winning show transformed the West Village into 19th century Paris, transporting audiences into another world. Now, the company brings yet another immersive production to life.
“We are thrilled to be back again, applying what we learned while doing this boundary-breaking artform to explore the life of boundary-breaking artist Andy Warhol,” said Creator and Director Mara Lieberman.