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Written by: Daniil Kharms 

Directed by: Timothy Scott and Nicolás Noreña

Translation from Russian: C. Dylan Basset and Emma Winsor Wood, 

Featuring: Hannah Gross, Marija Kovačević, Alessandro Magania, Madison Mayer, Erin Mullin, Nicolás Noreña and Timothy Scott. 

Music by: Marija Kovačević and Ethan Philbrick 

LAPA is a mesmerizing language machine for the theater following Landman’s journey to pluck a newly formed star called Agam The Swan: “whoever tears down this star may choose to be freed from dreaming.” Treating language with the material curiosity of early abstract artists LAPA exposes the border of language and sound, of poetry and meaning. The Million Underscores stage this genre-bending work, modulating between visual composition, soundscape, performance, and choreography, to emphasize the distance between words, objects, sound, and the body.  Amidst Industrialization, the human ability to reach beyond the terrestrial, and a decrepit heaven, LAPA is a ballad for the end of dreaming.

Performances are March 11,12,13,14, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 8pm

And March 15 and 22 at 4pm

At The Brick Theater



The Observatory


The Observatory is a series of one off performances inquiring into our relationship with outer space and the long history of ways it’s been reified through the ages. 

So far we have performed chapter 11 exploring Copernicus' work and his theory of heliocentrism, as well as chapter 19 inspired by Galileo Galilei’s work with the telescope and his poetic blindness in old age. 


This work is a collaboration between Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña. 

This work has been presented at Movement Research and Chashama as part of ECHOfest. 

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

written by: Nicolas Noreña and Timothy Scott 

1001SUR is a theatrical reimagining of the One Thousand and One Nights as told in a roadside bordello on the frontier between two undisclosed South American countries. It is a journey into the realms of “the exotic,” where layers of wishes, dreams and desires intermingle outside of the limits of reality. 1001SUR is an exploration of transcultural fantasies, an inquiry into the origins of narrative, an ode to Imagination.

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written and directed by: Nicolas Noreña


performed with: Timothy Scott, Kelsey Larsen, Hannah Gross, Arian Rad, Isabella Uzcategui, Lizzy Kehoe

Two performances happening simultaneously under a thunderstorm in mid august on opposite sides of a racketball court. 

He can remember his previous lives, she can  foretell the future. 

The performance is performed in Spanish by performers whose first language is english. 

SsOuLn MlOuOnNa was presented as part of REGION (ES) festival at Maria Hernandez Park in August 2019. 



written and directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Tanya Marquardt, and Timothy Scott

developed and performed with: Tanya Marquardt, Alessandro Magania, Paul Langland 


"It could begin all in darkness, 

or a man looking straight into a big hole,

big important image...

this is some kind of homo-erotic film noir 

some kind of allegory 

some kind of surreal vision 

it begins all in darkness"





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created by: Nicolas Noreña and Timothy Scott 

with: Erin Mullin, Gili Nir, Russell Peck, Marija Kovacevic, Kiley Olsen, Michelle Uranowitz, Sophia Treanor, Ethan Fishbane, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña


A mystical romance, a ballet about human faced with the unknown and the awe, and the fear, and the mystical longing for union with that which is beyond understanding, be it death, exotic far off places, chance, or an intergalactic being. Herds longing for the past, what happens with the spaces that held their previous lives? Do spaces haunt people or do people haunt spaces? A brain-washing spectacular! Subliminal messages! Headphones! A caveman! An alien! A nun! A toothless woman with a lottery ticket! Fruit! Crowds going mad! A ghost! And much more! Stay tuned!


TELE-VISION: on spiritual displacement

directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Erin Mullin and Timothy Scott

A theatrical fugue for two actors about ancient memories, paradox and the division into the sexes; They were, or they weren't / On an island, or no island / an ocean, or not an ocean / swallowed them up, or not. A man and a woman roam a small confined space, unable to percieve each other, perhaps able to perceive each other, peacefully stuck. The piece loops until every audience member, at their own will, leaves the theater. A meteor fell / or no meteor / A volcano exploded / or no volcano / someone summoned something / or nothing was called / in this Atlantis / or no place  

(8) Memories of this Atlantis, or No Place was partly developed through Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program 2016 





directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

created with: Lizzy Denning, Ethan Fishbane, Jade Fusco and Caitlin Hargraves 

with: David Bernstein, Hannah Gross and Timothy Scott

Fragments of a broken Self journey through the 24 hours of a day


But who are these people? 

What is it in their language that is so familiar? 

Don't the recognize each other? 


directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

performed by: Timothy Scott, Annick Marie Dall, Nicolas Noreña 

Three individual pieces from three different performances are layered on top of each other in an attempt to transpose a sense of natural narrative into space.  The back layer is part of Napoleon a piece done in 2009, the middle from Morning to be Changed... done in 2012 and the front layer a piece from (8) Memories of this Atlantis... which will premier in 2014. The audience lights the performance with flashlights like in a excavation--  a reflection on perspective and how we make sense of memories.  

Presented as part of AUNTS at Arts@Rennaissance in June 2013.







directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

performed by: Timothy Scott, Hannah Gross, Ethan Fishbane, Erin Mullin and, Nicolas Noreña 


"all things instinctively appear to us as though they did exist independently, as though they were endowed with their own autonomous self-existence. Take for example a mountain. From its own side, it ___________ to have an inherent substantiability and massiveness independent of all conditions. It stands there ___________ us: imposing, independent and concrete. But upon reflection we shall slowly become aware that _______ mountain depends for ___ existence upon a variety ___ causes and conditions as well as innumerable _______ __________ _______ ..."








directed by: Nicolas Noreña 

with: Jon Fusco, Heather Thiry, Caitlin Hargraves , Zachary Luke, Thomas Skea and Gili Nir


Constant flux: A room with two fridges three stove-ovens, a dishwasher, some blinds, some bathtubs, a broken sink, no windows, a mirror, envelopes with hundred dollar bills, postacards from Hawaii, a stolen painting by a famous artist, high heels,  a man and a woman with neck braces, arm slings, leg casts,and head bands. Is her lover coming today? 




created by: Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña 

with: Marija Kovacevic, Kiley Olsen, Alex Franz  Zehetbauer, Rebecca Kushner, Cecilia Leal, Michelle Uranowitz, Zoe Koke, Maggie Mcdowell and Alenka Kraigher


Presented at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art through BOOKCLUB. 

A pregnant woman is stuck in The Newsstand, she calls for help. Two eyes dancing. four counts eyes open. four counts eyes closed. A crowd of people. A dance piece sprinkled with existentialism and the mysterious feeling of getting stuck. 


Hannah Gross, Timothy Scott and Nicolas Noreña are LEIMAY/CAVE fellows 2015-2016. 




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