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Border Towns Nick Brooke / The Cabinet

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Nick Brooke Talks about BORDER TOWNS

Ocean Grove


Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program, with additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; WNYC; Bennington College; The Field; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program; space at 14 Wall Street is donated by Capstone Equities. Funded in part through Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections program.

Border Towns played from September 10-18, 2010 in the Mainstage Theatre.

About the show

A collision of recordings from the borders. Yodels, anthems, ambient sounds & fringe broadcasts are layered in perfect lockstep with seven performers. With myopic precision, musical Americana is reconstructed one town at a time. Co-directed by Jenny Rohn.


Composer/Co-director Nick Brooke
Co-director Jenny Rohn
Sound Design Jeremy Wilson
Set Design Sue Rees
Lighting Design Michael Giannitti
Costume Design Simone Duff

Laura Bohn, Michael Chinworth, Chris Giarmo, Laryssa Husiak,
Kamala Sankaram, Laura Stinger, Dax Valdes

Music Director Mary Montgomery Koppel
Stage Manager Enrico Wey

Show Press

“haunting and beautiful.”
— Andy Horwitz, Culturebot
“The evening is carried by ballsiness and showmanship”
— David Johnston,
“It’s hard not to be impressed”
— The New York Times, Jason Zinoman
“had me enthralled the whole time”
— CWBS | The City Life