Art Connects Brings Beckett to the Brooklyn Stage

Presenting the debut of OVER by Patrick Scheid

OVER, after “From an Abandoned Work”

by performance-based artist Patrick Scheid

Sunday, January 26, 2014  |  11am-7pm
at Art Connects NY in Brooklyn  |  FREE

OVER is an abstraction of a short, unfinished prose work by Samuel Beckett, involving a chamber occupied by a stack of printed pages, a well-worn mantle clock, and a man desperately trying to stop. Spectators may spend as long as they like in the performance. Through their actions in this room they will be required to make sense of the painful bliss in this Beckettian paradise.

(Photo by Aehee Kang Asano)

DIRECTIONS: Art Connects New York is at 220 36th Street, B-­515 in Brooklyn NY. Take the D, N or R train to 36th Street in Brooklyn, NY, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Walk two blocks west just beyond the Gowanus Expressway.

Art Connects New York is a charitable organization that, with the help of its donors, connects artist and curators with social service agencies in NYC. Since its inception in 2006, Art Connects New York has organized over 30 permanent exhibitions for social service communities throughout the five boroughs. The organization is slated to complete at least six more art placements in 2014 thanks to the generosity of New York City’s emerging artists.

Patrick Scheid is a performance-based artist, actor, and theatre-maker from Ramsey, New Jersey. Patrick has devised original works in NYC, Philadelphia, and Allentown, PA, including Zara Notes; an exploration of Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra, which premiered at HERE Arts. He also serves as the associate artistic director of Theater Reconstruction Ensemble (reconstructionensemble.org). Recent performance credits include: Salesmen (TRE), Obeisant to Anathema (Triskelion Arts), Set in the Living Room…etc (TRE), Ghost Sonata (Homunculus Inc), The Bedbug (Target Margin Theater Lab), a 2 man Hamletmachine (Homunculus Inc), and Ming Wong’s Persona Performa (Performa’11 Festival/MOMI). He studied dramatic literature at Queen Mary College, University of London; and is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where he received a BA for Theatre and for History.