Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEWS: Inaugural Organs of State Summit

THE INSTITUTION - Much as our neighbor, the United States, sat down a few years into its establishment to commit itself to a Constitution, so too did our proud nation sit down this weekend for a Summit to recraft the Organs of State to better accomplish the mission.

The State's new Statement of Mission (pictured above) is a refined version of the purpose of our national project. It was drawn up and ratified with a full quorum of Organs of State Steering Committee members, gathered at The Institution.

The text of the new Statement of Mission is as follows:

We, the collected theater makers, in order to bring together artists of different disciplines, create a home for those artists, reimagine the audience experience by creating whole, performative events, provide for the common defence, promote an alternative to art as a commodity, and communicate with clarity over eloquence, do ordain and establish this mission statement for Organs of State.

Signed, this day, February 13, in the third year of our Founding.

Guy Yedwab
Joel Fullerton
Will Notini
Tim Logothetis

Ben Lundberg
Marika Kent
Erin McGuff

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

ADDRESS: New Years Address

STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, NY - The Master of the State began the Second State Session today with the annual prepared address to be distributed to State Residents:
Citizens, denizens, and visiting resident aliens: welcome.

Welcome to the year 2011.

In this, our second year as a fully independent nation, We would like to take a moment to talk with you about the road ahead. Not to talk about state plans, not to talk about new artistic worlds to conquer, but to talk about one word.


For our great State, this is the word that we will be reflecting on this year, and we would like to invite you to think about this with us.

As a young nation, we are an experiment. We are a new thing being tried. On one hand, we resemble those thing which come before us -- great institutions with long histories of success and short, sharp shocks of failure. But on the other hand, there is no guide for the road ahead. We have to blaze our own path. As such, we are a blank canvas.

Our great neighbor, America, was that way once. It was a blank canvas, but over time it has become a glorious painting. One which we still continue to add to, squeezing in details and extra lines. A beautiful painting.

But we have an opportunity to begin again. We may be a blank canvas, but we are also a paint-brush. And this is the year that we begin to use that paint-brush to color that canvas in. If you'll indulge the metaphor.

[pause for polite laughter]

This is the year for us to find out what we want to paint on that canvas. This is the year for us to find out who we are. And this is the year for you to find out who you are.

Who are you, citizen?

What do you do in your community?

This is a good year to find out.

This year, join us in our vow to choose who we are in 2011. Do it with us. Do it in your community.

Don't leave the page blank, or the State will write on it for you.

And we will probably draw a penis in your face.

[pause for awkward laughter]

Thank you for your attentiveness. We look forward to seeing you this year.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The End

Opens tonight!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Performances!




Hello Organs of State followers!

Have you had a wonderful summer? We certainly have. And we have been quite busy here at Organs of State, in preparation of September. We've got two events coming up at the end of the month and we would absolutely love to have you there:


Our clown-in-residence, Bordello, will be entertaining an audience with acts of magic, song, delight, and maybe even love. Maybe even love. Presented as part of Pipeline Theatre's Brave New Works evening on September 20th: short performances by 9 different theater companies, including ours. Dates, times, and location here.

THE END: a post-apocalyptic film noir unrequited homosexual love story.

lights up. the world has ended. two men are left behind, with nothing but a dead cat, a broken globe, and each other for the rest of eternity. the mystery begins. Will be performed on the September 21st, 27th, and 28th. Tickets and information here.

We'd love to give you the opportunity to participate!

You can donate now by visiting our project page. All donations through are fully tax deductible, and proceeds go directly to the shows listed above. Different levels of contribution get different levels of perks – go and see what's available!

We'd love to have your support, and we'd love to see you at the shows.


Guy Yedwab

Artistic Director

Organs of State

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Review of Performance Anxiety

My friend Ben Lundberg runs a little group called Orange Hats who create an archive of audience response to shows. They did one for Hamlet previously, and now they've done a great one for Performance Anxiety. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gig: Brave New Works

Our friends at the upstart Pipeline Theatre Company are hosting an evening of short works by emerging theater companies next Tuesday. The companies taking part are Pipeline Theatre, Built for Collapse, Fresh Ground Pepper, Shark Mother Arts Collective, and ... US. For one evening, you can get your finger on the pulse of six brand-new companies. And it's free! Or, for a suggested donation of $10, you can also go out drinking with us afterwards at Bleecker Tavern and get $4.50 for 24 oz glass of Budweiser, Bud Lite, or Yeungling Lager.

Our contribution is a post-apocalyptic unrequited homosexual love story film noir. You'll love it!


Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2010
Time: 22:30 - 23:55
Location: 45 Bleecker St.

We'd love to see you there, and as usual, come and introduce yourselves!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Orange Hats Get Audience Response for Hamlet

The Orange Hats: NYC - Organs of State presents HAMLET from Ben Lundberg on Vimeo.

We're thrilled that the Orange Hats came out to interview audience members for response after our production of Hamlet. The audience, after all, is the final judge of the work.