Learn more about Raja Feather Kelly, the Feath3r Theory, & The Absolute Future:

Led by our mission to broaden the space for unheard voices and repressed histories, 
 to bring into the theatre those sometimes left out, and to use theatre to provoke much-needed public conversations, The Absolute Future is an evening-length performance of Devised-Danced-Theatre, and Media that appropriates found material from documentary, film, television, and social 
media that deals with death, fear, and loneliness. The Absolute Future will be a thrilling and theatrical multiverse where these taboo topics can be exploited, examined, and entertained. …

Using the feath3r theory’s signature style of Myth, Madness, Montage, and Melodrama to move from wildness and chaos to order and emotional resonance, our interest is in understanding how our world is falling apart and creating The Absolute Future that brings people together. [website]


Are you ready for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024?

It is complete earthly luck that total eclipses follow such a dramatic procession. Our moon, which is about four hundred times less wide than our sun, is also about four hundred times closer to us. For this reason, when the Earth, moon, and sun align with one another, our moon conceals our sun precisely, like a cap over a lens. [Rivka Galchen, “A Guide to the Total Solar Eclipse,” The New Yorker]

Explore the Simons Foundation’s resources for this rare occurrence, including additional events in NYC; learn more about the science and culture of eclipses in the New Yorker; and read about NYU Professor Reginé Gilbert’s work with NYU’s Ability Project, to make the spectacle and community of the eclipse available to more people.

Eclipse Soundscapes in Action by Reginé Gilbert

An eclipse is not just a visual experience but a multisensory one that involves our senses of sight, sound, touch,

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Get Into It

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Get Thee to the LIbrary

Recommended readings to get you in gear for the show.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock, The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor (2019) 

Thomas Hockey, America’s First Eclipse Chasers: Stories of Science, Planet Vulcan, Quicksand, and the Railroad Boom (2023)

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (2021)

Read All About It

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Brooklyn Magazine | March 8, 2022


“I found a place that directors and writers now are wanting to do something different… And that makes a place for someone like me, who is different.”

New York Times Style Magazine | April 21, 2022


“To me, being an artist is like being a translator — translating behavior to movement, movement to choreography, choreography to stories.”

Extra Credit

A major influence on The Absolute Future is the recent social & pop cultural obsession with “The Multiverse” – with its attendant themes of experimentation, possibility, and failure, which hold rich possibilities for artists across genres. Listen to Franny Choi explore these themes in “Introduction to Quantum Theory” from their first poetry collection – Floating, Brilliant, Gone. 

Extra Extra Credit

Just in case this song isn’t already in your head when you read about total eclipses – solar or otherwise – here’s an incandescent version from Justin Vivian Bond & Kenny Hellman as Kiki & Herb.