Charlie Victor Romeo is a live performance documentary derived entirely from the "Black Box" transcripts of six major real-life airline emergencies, presented at 3LD Art & Technology Center by LMCC grantee Collective: Unconscious. Allowing the audience into the tension-filled cockpits of actual flights in distress, Charlie Victor Romeo is a portrait of the psychology of crisis and a testament to the ability to live to the last second. The performance asks questions that may be in everyone’s minds as airplane travelers: What is going on behind that door in the front of the airplane? Who are these people we trust our lives to? What do they really do when things go horribly wrong?
Charlie Victor Romeo was created as an experimental theater piece in 1999 by Bob Berger, Patrick Daniels and Irving Gregory. It was originally conceived as a theatrical experiment influenced by classic theatrical structures with an episodic nature that transforms the classic definition of theatrical tragedy. What began as a two-week limited run has grown to include national and international touring extensions, including a foreign language production in Japan, a student production at York College in Queens, NY and a presentation at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the UK. Collective: Unconscious now hopes to offer Charlie Victor Romeo to existing fans as well as extending an invitation to professional aviation, medical, and first responder audiences.
Founded in 1995 by a group of multidisciplinary artists, Collective: Unconscious was conceived both to perform unique experimental theater and to administer a space that would serve as a community resource and laboratory in the performing arts. The mission of Collective: Unconscious is to foster an inclusive, creative community that serves as an incubator and launching pad for emerging artists in New York City. The group has been active in various capacities in the NYC "downtown" scene since 1995, administering space first on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side and relocating to Tribeca with the assistance of a LMCC Capital Grant for Culture until 2008.
3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, New York, NY
October 4 – October 21, 2012
Thursdays – Saturdays, 7:30PM
Saturdays – 3:00PM
Sundays – 5.00PM