Theatre Reverb

New York
Theatre Reverb is a company of young artists working to provoke and delight audiences with unique theatrical experiences. It was founded in early 2006 by film and video artist Radoslaw Konopka and theatre artist Kristin Arnesen and is dedicated to their mission of developing new work and collaborative pieces. Their first full-length production, Olga’s Secret Circus: An Evening of Mischief, Bon Bons and Debauchery (2006, Teatro La Tea) was featured on the “Polsat International,” Polish satellite television network’s program Faces of America (Oblicza Ameryki). Since 2006, company members Kristin Arnesen, Radoslaw Konopka and Christopher Gilkey have collaborated to create unique experiments in performance, moving image and spectacle. The trio’s productions include An Act of GluttoMime (2007, Joria Productions), ExcesSecret Circus: “¿Guess What ‘It’s’ About?” (2008, Under St. Marks), and a series of film and video works. Theatre Reverb’s newest member, Rachael Gilkey, joined forces with the company in 2007 and has been working tirelessly with the collective ever since to storm the world and transform the theatrical landscape. The company received an Audience Choice Award for their production, ExcesSecret Circus: “¿Guess What ‘It’s’ About?” which played in the FRIGID New York Festival, 2008 and performance grants from the City University of New York’s Hunter College Graduate Students’ Association, Auxiliary Enterprise Board and Graduate Investment Fund (2007). A workshop performance of the company’s latest creation, Watch Out! (It’s Go Time) was presented in May of 2008, and the completed production is set to open in October at the Red Room. The show is being produced by Horse Trade Theatre Group and will run for eight weeks in conjunction with Theatre Reverb’s festival hit, ExcesSecret. The company is currently working towards their goal of obtaining much needed funding to continue to reach new audiences.

Shows created:
Excessecret: Guess What its' About? and Watch Out, It's Go Time! (2009)