Thu, Sep 29|
Sisterhood. Love. Vengeance. Flight. Inspired by a tale from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Weightless tells the story of two deeply devoted sisters, Procne and Philomela. Separated by circumstance, they must travel across worlds—facing devastating sacrifice and divine intervention—in order to reunite.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 7:00 PM – Oct 16, 7:00 PM
New York, WP Theater, 4th floor, 2162, Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA
About the Event
The Kilbanes’ Weightless is a theatrical concept album driven by a deeply moving narrative, which weaves ancient myth with indie rock. The band and the cast are one and the same, blurring the line between actors and musicians, as well as between musical theater and rock concert.
Weightless will play a limited engagement from September 17 – October 16, 2022 at WP Theater with support from piece by piece productions.
The world premiere of Weightless was developed and produced by Z Space (Lisa Steindler, Executive Artistic Director) and piece by piece productions in March 2018 at Z Space in San Francisco. In 2019, it played at A.C.T. in San Francisco, and BRIC House in Brooklyn as part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival.
Following the piece’s extensive further development with director Tamilla Woodard, including at TheaterSquared as part of the Arkansas New Play Festival, WP Theater filmed the show at CalShakes, a spectacular outdoor amphitheater in the Bay Area, and streamed it online May-June of 2021. The Weightless Album can be heard on Spotify and other streaming services.