March 17 2018

Pie & Performance*winter

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Pie & Performance*winter

Saturday, March 17

8pm Doors
8:30-10pm Performances
*pie & wine all night

16 St. Francis Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Tickets at door: $10-$20 (sliding scale)

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Pie & Performance gathers artist and audience interested in activating empathy and steeping in togetherness. The performances take place in various rooms, hallways, and corners of a three-story home in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. And, there is always pie! Organized seasonally by Amity JonesKirsten Schnittker, and Tara Sheena.

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*3.17.18 program*


Good Day God Damn - Extracted Excerpt

by Stephanie Acosta

Performing Live Mimi Gabriel + Jessie Young

Developed along with Angie Pittman + Leslie Cuyjet

Stephanie Acosta is a multidisciplinary artist focused on the exploration of the experiential, incorporating concrete objects, created environments, solo and ensemble performances, along with experimental and documentary filmmaking as modes of inquiry. Recently presenting I AM A POTTED PALM (IN>TIME2016, Miami Performance Fest ‘17) and the exhibition Aqui y Alla at Vox Populi in collaboration with J Soto. Her first feature film, The Ladies Almanack, premiered at MCA Chicago October 2016 and is currently on tour throughout the world. Continuing in it’s 3rd season, Acosta is Co-Founder and Programmer of Sunday Service, monthly performance/discourse series and joined American Realness as curator of the readings/writings in 2018. She will be presenting the first iteration of her new large scale performance, film, and installation work GOOD DAY GOD DAMN at the Museum of Art and Design.

Photo: Jessie Young, 2017


untitled (panorama study II)

by Laura Bartczak

collaborators: Laurel Atwell, Katelyn HalesCorinne Cappelletti, Kay Ottinger, Amity Jones

Laura Bartczak is a movement and visual artist originally from Pine, CO. Her choreography and film work has most recently been presented by Anthology Film Archives, Lubov Gallery, The Domestic Performance Agency, The Living Gallery Outpost, Mono No Aware, Gina Gibney Dance Center, DCTV, Dance Film Association, and Trans Pecos. She is currently in process with Laurel Atwell. Her recent work reflects her interest in internal//external landscape, panorama photography, and accidental choreography.

Photo: Sarah Jacobs


Void: Honest Rituals for Lost Souls (working title)

by Raha Behnam

Raha is an Iranian-born, Canadian-raised, US-based dance artist, and first-generation immigrant. She has studied and performed in the San Francisco Bay Area with Abby Crain, Kathleen Hermesdorf and Sara Shelton Mann, and in the DC area with Pearson/Widrig Dance Company, and DEVIATED THEATRE. She is currently concerned with systems and practices for collective healing, and engaged in liberation work around racism, classism and sexism through community-based counseling. She holds a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Bachelor’s degrees in Dance and Anthropology from the University of Maryland.

Photo: Corey Melton, 2017



what could you say and do if you lived in a space full of compassion, love, and courage? 

by Evelyn Lilian Sánchez Narvaez

collaborators: the unapologetic that have come before me

Sun moon child, she/her/they/them, Evelyn is a complicated happy child just making it up. She started activating space while playing soccer and is now creating the confidence to make and share her own work. Evelyn also likes to play with the Abby Z and the New Utility company AND Jill Sigman’s thinkdance. Evelyn shows gratitude to the lineage of Warrior (womb)yn they come from by continuing to live in laughter (a privilege few get to practice). 



by Kyle Marshall

Kyle Marshall is a 2017 NJ State Council of the Arts Choreography Fellow and was recently named “New to Watch” by Dance Europe Magazine. His work has been performed at venues including: Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Harlem Stage, Joe’s Pub, Actors Fund Arts Center, NJPAC, NYC Summerstage, Wassaic Arts Project and Conduit Dance (PDX). Kyle has received residencies from DanceNow/Silo, Jamaica Performing Arts Center and CoLab Arts. Commissions have included: "Dance on the Lawn" Montclair Dance Festival, NJPAC and Harlem Stage. Kyle currently dances with Trisha Brown and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Dance.



chance realization + history

by Sarah Snider

Sarah Snider is an nyc-based visual/sonic artist and dj working within the intersection of chance, identity, and technology.