Laboratory Theater








photo: © Paula Court; pict (L to R): Sheila Donovan, Wil Smith, Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson

photo: © Paula Court; pict (L to R): Sheila Donovan, Wil Smith, Oleg Dubson, Corey Dargel

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The Performing Garage presents

Limited Return Engagement—Three Performances Only!
Thurs–Sat, June 28–30, 2012 at 8:00pm
The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street,
btw Grand and Broome, NYC

Tickets are $20, cash only at the door, and may be reserved
in advance by phone: 212-966-3651, or by email:

Laboratory Theater’s critically acclaimed 2010 work is a meditative, cowboy dance-drama about the spiritual imprint of the windswept landscape of the American west. In an impressionistic narrative drawn from a variety of sources, two outlaws on the trail of an old adversary take work as jewel thieves for a washed up brothel madam. In a chance encounter with a traveling magician, they locate their enemy and conjure the violent forces of nature through sex-magic to take revenge.

GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES commingles elements of William S. Burroughs’ novel The Place of Dead Roads, with short stories by Annie Proulx, country-western line dance, and gay pornography. The performance unfolds against a projected video landscape of repainted Marlboro cigarette TV commercials and within an immersive soundscape incorporating country-western recordings from the 1920’s–30’s and contemporary new age music for pedal steel guitar.

Directed by Yvan Greenberg, and featuring Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson,
Wil Smith, and Sammy Tunis

"director-designer-choreographer Yvan Greenberg's deceptive vision....affords some truly original moments...'Doggies' is impressively immersive"
The L Magazine

Laboratory Theater "is cookin' up some tasty stage grub...Yvan Greenberg, the feller stagin' this show, adds in more fixins than a Louisiana roux...Corral up your friends and put some wild back in your west."
—AOL City's Best

GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES premiered at The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY, October 14–30, 2010. The piece was developed in part through in-progress performances at Dixon Place in February 2009. The role of Salt Chunk Mary was originally developed with and performed by Sheila Donovan.

photo: © Paula Court; pict (L to R): Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson, Sheila Donovan, Wil Smith

photo: © Paula Court; pict (L to R): Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson, Wil Smith

photo: © Paula Court; pictured: Yvan Greenberg