CATS ON BROADWAY, Catalog
Art Direction & Production

 

 

 

Set on the border between Bed-Stuy and Bushwick (Broadway, Brooklyn) and performed in the newly renovated Bruce High Quality Foundation Theater (1100 Broadway, Brooklyn), Cats on Broadway brings together an all-volunteer cast of performers, musicians, stagehands, and designers to reflect the emotional conflicts of the gentrification of Brooklyn while satirizing both the utopian reform schemes and self-pitying nihilism often associated with the artists responsible for gentrification’s “first wave.”

 

Cats on Broadway consists of a series of vignettes progressing from late at night to early morning. Each vignette uses an original arrangement of a popular song performed by the Bruce High Quality Orchestra to situate a different character in the neighborhood (shopkeeper, minister, hoodlum, college student, prostitute, etc.) contextualizing their individual circumstances within themes of nostalgia, rage, sex, family, labor, redemption, etc.

And everyone is dressed like a cat.

 

 

 

MEMORIES

Catalog published on occasion of the theater production

CATS ON BROADWAY

Presented by The Bruce High Quality Foundation (New York, NY)

December 13 ~ 16, 2007

 

Production: Lena Imamura

Art Direction & Design: Lena Imamura & Alli Miller

 

Edition of 25

Published by The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Press

Publication © 2007 The Bruce High Quality Foundation

 

 

 

CATS ON BROADWAY

Catalog published on occasion of the exhibition

CATS ON BOWERY

at La Mama la Galleria (New York, NY)

February 6 ~ March 1, 2009

 

"You've Got To Be Kidding: Rembering Bed-Stuy" By Denzel. T Jackson

"The Original" By The Bruce High Quality Foundation

"A Legend is Born: Cats on Broadway" By The Bruce High Quality Foundation

 

Images © The Bruce High Quality Foundation

 

Production: Lena Imamura

Art Direction & Design: Lena Imamura & Alli Miller

 

Hardcover, 80 pages, dull 80# text, image wrap cover

 

Published by The Bruce High Quality Foundation University Press

Publication © 2009 The Bruce High Quality Foundation

 

Unlited Editions available through:

www.blurb.com

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BHQF: CATS ON BROADWAY

Installation view of "Cats on Bowery" exhibition at La Mama la Galleria (New York, NY) Image © The Bruce High Quality Foundation Photography: Oto Gillen