A Collection of Shiny Objects

A Collection of Shiny Objects is a performance collective founded and led by Elizabeth English, Jesse Geiger and Nathan Leigh, with a rotating group of collaborators and associate artists. We create live performance to explore the complexity of contemporary society and popular culture, especially representations of gender, sexuality, class and race. We are committed to blending performance disciplines: incorporating theater, music, dance, puppets, multimedia, and the deconstruction of the artifacts of popular culture. Our process is highly collaborative, involving many participating artists and multiple readings, workshops and developmental in-progress presentations. Our goals for open, in-progress showings are to allow audiences to view and to respond to the work and continue an artistic dialogue about its content and social meaning.

A COLLECTION OF SHINY OBJECTS


A Collection of Shiny Objects is a theater company founded and led by Creative Producer Elizabeth R. English and Co-Artistic Director Jesse Geiger, with a rotating group of collaborators and associate artists. A Collection of Shiny Objects develops new work for performance through a process of deep collaboration. We begin at a very early stage on each piece with a committed group of writer, director, actors, designers and other artists to both develop text and shape the piece.

Our artistic interests revolve around issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, and the individual in society. We seek to tell our stories using theater, music, movement, multimedia, puppetry and the artifacts of popular culture. We also look to find innovative ways of producing through creative partnerships with other artists, theater companies and performance collectives.

We hope to get a reaction. We want to have the opportunity for dialogue with our audiences about our artistic content and its social meaning.

And also to have fun. Fun is good too.

 
 Piper Goodeve & Megan Sass in THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO ROMANCE, ROBOTS AND SOUL-CRUSHING LONELINESS (FringeNYC 2015). Photo courtesy Crystal Arnette.

Piper Goodeve & Megan Sass in THE MAD SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO ROMANCE, ROBOTS AND SOUL-CRUSHING LONELINESS (FringeNYC 2015). Photo courtesy Crystal Arnette.

J. Alexander Coe, David Rosenblatt and David Greenspan as Dan Savage QUEERSPAWN by Mallery Avidon (2013)

 Gayle Rankin & Teddy Yudain in DARLING at ANT Fest (2011). Photo courtesy Ars Nova.

Gayle Rankin & Teddy Yudain in DARLING at ANT Fest (2011). Photo courtesy Ars Nova.


A Collection of Shiny Objects has been supported by:

The Puffin Foundation, The Drama League, Women's Project and SPACE on Ryder Farm, among others.

We are proud to be a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas.