BACK WEST: artist workshop & retreat

This July Hannah and I spearheaded a retreat at my favorite place in the world- the Oregon Coast. We wanted to make a productive, non-product oriented space where creative genesis and self-care were paramount. There ended up being four of us with help and contribution from many friends and family in the North West. 

Back West refers to going home in a literal sense for me, but also as a way of creating a cozy creative home, with communal meals, collaborative exercises, and feed back on individual projects. Each participant brought a project and lead a workshop. From devised movement pieces inspired by wildlife on the beach, to on camera auditions and character workshops each it was a wild time. I thoroughly felt nourished, I saw the buds of projects flourish, and I had a grand old time. 

Look out for information on future retreats and future iterations of the work developed during Back West in the coming months. 


SPRING: seasonal salon

Back at the end of Spring a few Ratties got together for our first Seasonal Salon: SPRING.  It was the perfect remedy for pre-summer creative slump. We had an excellent collection of essays, haikus, dadaist poems, and live drawing. It was a ball.

 by Lauren Slakter 

by Lauren Slakter 

Rat King chats with MOSH. about Ants, food, & vodka.

Earlier this month Krystalla and I sat down with MOSH. and chatted about Rat King's origins, our last play Point of Origin, and our up coming work. Check it out the full interview here: MOSH. Arts

And don't forget to reserve your tickets for Ants Go Marching & Other Moments happening this Saturday, October 1st at the Wild Project.

 Original iteration of  Ants Go Marching  Fall 2015. Photo by Jon Vachon

Original iteration of Ants Go Marching Fall 2015. Photo by Jon Vachon

Updates and Coming Ups

After a summer of European travels involving theater and feasting, Rat King Theatre is reunited back in New York- and we've got a show! October 1st 7:30pm at The Wild Project.


Ants Go Marching & Other Moments will premier two works in progress Ants Go Marching  and pieces from 151 Ludlow. Just in time for the change of season, these pieces each look at how we deal with the passage of time and change of place both in the world and our lives. 

Admission by donation. 

Drink, Sing, Support!

To help raise funds for our up coming project Point of Origin we'll be drinking, singing, and celebrating at Brooklyn Height's historic watering hole MONTERO's, 73 Atlantic Ave (also one Travel & Leisure's most beloved Brooklyn haunts).

The fun starts at 8pm, March 10th. $7 for a wristband will get you drink specials, enter you in our raffle, and most importantly, help bring this story about food and identity to life! Not to mention 9pm-ish begins the best Karaoke in the Tri-state area.