Astor and Grey brings new meaning to performances.
Information has been confirmed about a new performance called Astor and Grey , which is coming to multiple locations across Montclair, and residents are encouraged to get involved!
Astor and Grey is an interactive performance about a someone who is inconspicuously seated inside a coffee shop who will take you on a private journey about a missing brother and the establishment of a century old antique shop, all done while seated. The full arch of the story takes seven minutes to complete, with the opportunity to engage with other characters throughout town.
“Our theater company pushes the boundaries of conventional theater by granting permission to the audience members to self-direct their own experience,” said Victor Carinha, co-founder and artistic director of the collective.
According to Carinha, the focus of this work, as well as other works they produce, is centered around the audience. The experience is equally important, as the the participant may run into one of three different characters at a cafe in Montclair. One character resides in each coffee house and provides one piece to a larger puzzle that invites the participant to engage in a journey culminating to the grand-reopening of an antique shop where stories are for sale, but not the items.