The Brooklyn-based Anonymous Ensemble (AnEn) is the new generation of Stage and Screen. At the nexus of film and theater, AnEn’s work draws from and then propels itself beyond both genres. AnEn first became known as creators of the episodic, multimedia, rock spectacle called The Best which played in theaters, rock venues and warehouses throughout New York City and beyond from 2003 to 2008. In 2006, The Best was presented in the Brisbane International Theatre Festival in Australia and as an interactive video installation in The Neuropolis Festival in Berlin, Germany. AnEn achieved further international acclaim with their wildly interactive “dance party” called Wanderlust, which premiered in the Ice Factory Festival at the Ohio Theater in 2007, and then took the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 and garnered a Total Theatre Award nomination in “Experimentation and Innovation.” In 2009, Wanderlust toured the UK with appearances in the Create Festival at the Arcola Theater, the Latitude Festival and a critically acclaimed London Premiere at Jacksons Lane Theater. In 2010, AnEn went to Greece to develop their live, bilingual “Rebetiko/Rock Doc” called The Return which premiered the following year at the Roes Theatre in Athens. That same year, AnEn presented a new opera with the National Opera of Greece called The Turing Opera. In 2012, AnEn developed LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! at HERE Arts Center and premiered the show at the New Ohio Theater in New York City and is currently touring the production in the United States and is planning a UK tour in 2013.
Hilda und Co. welcomes composer William Antoniou, lighting designer Lucrecia Briceno and designer Joseph Lark-Riley into the company for LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!
History of Hilda und Co.:
2002: Hilda und Ludwig—the alter egos of Jessica Weinstein and Eamonn Farrell—are born backstage at MassMoCA amidst the silks and stormwinds of Basil Twist and the directorial furor of Lee Breuer.
2003: Hilda debuts as the emcee of Anonymous Ensemble’s underground rock theater outfit, TheBest, in an underground Brooklyn location.
2004-2008: Hilda performs in various incarnations of TheBest, presented in nefarious venues and festivals from Brooklyn to Berlin to Brisbane.
2006: Wanderlust, Hilda und Co.’s epic, interactive, theatrical journey is conceived in hotel rooms around the world.
2007: Hilda und Ludwig go on a quest seeking music for Wanderlust by tracking down the elusive DJ, Mr. Funk. The journey culminates in a sweaty mosh pit in a warehouse in Riga. The video journal of the quest goes viral.
2007: Gretel—Hilda’s leiderhosen-loving multi-instrumentalist sidekick—is born and Wanderlust premieres in NYC at the Ohio Theater Ice Factory Festival.
2008: Hilda und Co. perform Wanderlust at the Underbelly in the Edinburgh Fringe, where it is nominated for a Total Theatre Award in experimentation and innovation. Hilda und Gretel perform on the runway for Norwegian Fashion Week.
2009: Wanderlust and The Hilda and Gretel Cabaret premiere in London and go on a U.K. tour, wowing audiences in theaters, burlesque houses, circus tents and sheep fields.
2010: Hilda takes a beauty rest.
2011: Hilda awakes from a deep sleep, and begins scheming a love affair, a live film with audience as actors.
2012, January: Friends and family (a.k.a. you) pledge their love und support und help shape the live theater film thing that is LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!
2012, February 14th: Hilda presents a short taste of LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! at Montgomery Gardens
2012, March: the first workshop of LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! is presented at HERE Arts Center.