For over twenty years, 3LD productions have captivated New York audiences with their originality and technical mastery


Created by both resident and in-house artists, a performance at 3LD is guaranteed to be a remarkable multimedia event.

PRODUCTIONS AND CO-PRODUCTIONS

 

 

3-Legged Dog stands out in the world of experimental performance by virtue of its technical and artistic rigor, as well as its commitment to breaking boundaries. Whether the product of resident or associate artists, a performance at 3LD will immerse the viewer, demonstrate a mastery of craft, and arise out of a thoughtful aesthetic process.

 

The multimedia works at 3LD are built in such a way that no element or discipline dominates. Traditional media may collide with robotics, interactive computing, or complex projection mapping. At 3LD, each medium integrates into the whole, creating a complementary and imaginative playground where interpretative agency is extended to the audience. In this way, our projects can express ideas beyond language and form, and examine our contemporary culture of media saturation.


Our recent work has been characterized by large-scale immersive work that interrogates social or cultural constructs. From satire to documentary to intricately realized spectacles, the work at 3LD is designed to provoke thought and discussion, with critics consistently heralding our work for its humor, lack of pretension, innovation and visual sumptuousness. Our multiple award winning productions challenge audiences to look beyond their everyday experience, creating a space for shared wonderment and exploration of the unknown.

3LD ARTISTIC REEL

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Esperpento
by Victor Morales

Using Digital puppetry inspired by Francis Bacon’s figures and Goya’s Dark Paintings, mashed with the theatrical ideas of Valle-Inclán; Victor Morales is set to make a performance about those who are not like US.

3/FIFTHS
by James Scruggs

3/Fifths is a theatrical work exploring race and racism today; informed by the history that is sometimes deemed too disturbing to explore. It transformed the 10,000 square feet of 3LD Art & Technology Center into a dystopian theme park called SuprmemacyLand.

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3/FIFTHS
by James Scruggs

3LD Production
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September, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Immersive Theater
Attendance _ 1.524
# of Artists _ 150
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Awards and Nominations:

3/Fifths is a theatrical work exploring race and racism today; informed by the history that is sometimes deemed too disturbing to explore. It transformed the 10,000 square feet of 3LD Art & Technology Center into a dystopian theme park called SuprmemacyLand.

"Visually and Conceptually"
New York Times

"3/Fifths holds a funhouse mirror to systemic racism in America by uniting the reality of everyday injustice with immersive theatrical experience."
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PATAPHISICAL FEBRUARY
by Victor Morales

3LD Production
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February, 2017

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Immersive Theater
Attendance _ 200
# of Artists _ 30
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A series of events related to Pataphysics, Technology and performance. Pataphysics is  ‘... a branch of philosophy or science that examines imaginary phenomena that exist in a world beyond metaphysics; it is the science of imaginary solutions’. Within this context, and lead by Video Game Performance Artist Victor Morales, February 2017,  at 3 Legged Dog, will be a venue for the discovery of possibilities.

 

ELEMENTS OF OZ
by The Builders Association

Co-presented by 3LD Art & Technology Center
Co-produced by Peak Performances Montclair State University (NJ)

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December, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Immersive Theater
Attendance _ 1.486
# of Artists _ 30
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Awards and Nominations:

ELEMENTS OF OZ draws on one of the richest examples of escapist American entertainment, The Wizard of Oz. We revel in the multiplicity of interpretations of this iconic example of popular culture, and examine how tens of thousands of people across the country (and across the globe) have made Oz their own. Through the use of YouTube tributes, a re-contextualization of the film, and the incorporation of new technologies, ELEMENTS OF OZ celebrates and deconstructs this incredibly rich cultural artifact.

"Visually and Conceptually"
New York Times

"3/Fifths holds a funhouse mirror to systemic racism in America by uniting the reality of everyday injustice with immersive theatrical experience."
OffOff

SAGITTARIUS PONDEROSA
Co-presented by 3LD Art & Technology Center
Produced by NAATCO

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October - November, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Theater
Attendance _ 1.125
# of Artists _ 15
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Mia Katigbak, Artistic & Producing Director | Peter Kim, Associate Producer

Archer, still known as Angela to his family, returns home to Central Oregon to be with his ailing father. With a hard-of-hearing Grandma obsessed with planning her “granddaughter’s” wedding, a father who keeps sneaking out for sugar binges, and a mother wound tightly with worry and anger, Archer goes through the transitions of life and death, growth and decay, and the passage of time, revealing the enduring ties between the roots beneath our feet and the mysteries of the human heart.

"This dreamy, short family drama is winningly performed by an Asian-American cast and is dynamically presented. Kaufman’s dialogue is a wonderful combination of simplicity and the poetic. The characters all grandly express themselves with mystical overtones. Most crucially Kaufman endows them all with tremendous warmth and humanity. Besides achieving these sensitive performances, director Ken Rus Schmoll has also superbly coordinated the production’s superior design components into an enthralling presentation. NAATCO totally proves their mission with this production. With their magnetic work, the Asian-American ensemble transcends the standard view that these characters would have to be performed by Caucasians. Poignant and engrossing, Sagittarius Ponderosa is a rich experience."
TheaterScene

THE PAPER HAT GAME
Co-Produced by 3LD Art & Technology Center
Produced by The Tank

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June, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Theater/Puppetry
Attendance _ 861
# of Artists _ 15
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The Paper Hat Game tells Scotty Iseri's true story of his adventures (and misadventures) as whimsical prankster "The Paper Hat Guy" through the language of Toy Theater and projection. The hero of this visual kaleidoscope has a simple game: handing out paper hats on the subway with the intention of bringing a bit of childlike joy to daily commuters. But even heroes fall on hard times, and despite the Paper Hat Guy’s daily attempt to brighten the city, the city isn’t always able to reciprocate. Torry Bend transforms this almost-true story into a constantly shifting landscape of city life. The story finds its shape with live puppetry, intricate models, photo-motion video and a collage of shifting scenery all layered into a performance space only slightly bigger than an oven. With dreamlike video designed by Raquel Salvatella de Prada, a gritty soundscape, and live puppetry, the performance offers a voyage into the psychological and physical workings of a large city.

"This enchanting, sui generis toy theater piece provides a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of a Chicago in perpetual upheaval and a man who is nearly crushed by it."
New York Times

NORA GOES TO SPACE
by Kev Berry

3LD Production
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December, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Immersive Installation
Attendance _ 250
# of Artists _ 4

"Pattern Language" is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. In this piece, the vocabulary of Alexander’s system is employed towards the construction of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. It premiered as a 4-channel video installation and has since been adapted to film.

PATTERN LANGUAGE
by Peter Burr

3LD Production
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September, 2016

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Immersive Installation
Attendance _ 500
# of Artists _ 4
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Awards and Nominations:

"Pattern Language" is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. In this piece, the vocabulary of Alexander’s system is employed towards the construction of an endlessly mutating labyrinth. It premiered as a 4-channel video installation and has since been adapted to film.

"Peter Burr’s Pattern Language is further testament to the creative potential of computer-generated imagery, a visually stunning series of black-and-white graphics accompanied by a mesmeric sound design. The felicitous way animated human figures are incorporated within geometric grids begs the question of which “species” controls which."
ArtForum

Huang YI & KUKA by Huang YI
3LD Production
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November - March, 2015

At 3LD Art & Technology Center
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Dance/Artist Residency
Attendance _ N/A
# of Artists _ 5
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Awards and Nominations:

Award winning dancer/choreographer Huang Yi creates dance works merging technology and machinery with rich imageries.  A two-time winner of Taipei Digital Art Performance Award, Huang Yi is known for his performance experiments as well as his velocity and precision in dance. His pure movement choreographies had New York Times lauding as “a spinning machine of a dance with near- continual motion.”

 

“a spinning machine of a dance with near- continual motion.”
New York Times

Play Date by Michael Counts
3LD Co-Production
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June - November, 2014

At Fat Baby, Lower East Side
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Immersive Theater
Attendance _ 2,208+
# of Artists _ 51
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Play/Date is an immersive and voyeuristic theatrical experience set throughout the three levels of Fat Baby, a nightclub and lounge on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. During the performance, the lines between reality and fiction are blurred, as guests move through the bar, lounge and mezzanine – following scenes as they move or constructing their own adventure.

Love at first sight, blind dates, late night hook-ups, and ugly breaks-ups unfold in this one-of-a-kind theatrical event comprised of short plays inspired by the New York dating scene. Featuring new works by Tony Award winner Greg Kotis, acclaimed novelist Catherine Lacey, and Off-Broadway stalwarts Chad Beckim, Joe Salvatore, Isaac Oliver, Ashlin Halfnight, Claire Kiechel, and many more under the direction of “mad genuis” (New York Times) Michael Counts. Cruise the characters and grab drinks with a DJ providing the score as you choose what to watch and which love story (or fling) to follow.

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“the next level of immersive theater is here.”
Time Out NY

Deepest Man by James Scruggs
3LD Production
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May, 2014

At 3LD Art and Technology Center
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Theater/Artistic Residency
Attendance _ 707
# of Artists _ 38
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Deepest Man is a dark, new-age science, multimedia theatrical production. The play features a full stage 3D Holographic Projection System offering brand new story telling options making it perfect for diving into the controversial and amazing properties of water:  "Water has consciousness.” "Water has memory."

Searching for release from his great grief, the lead character discovers the alluring comfort of an extreme sport, freediving. He ultimately finds solace through an intimate relationship with a famous television talk show host. He believes she speaks directly to him, through his television.

Dogma versus delusion, science versus metaphysics, disaster capitalists versus survivors, Deepest Man weaves a complex narrative flowing from the mind of a man teetering on the edge.

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“the next level of immersive theater is here.”
Time Out NY

Tyson vs. ali by Reid Farrington
3LD Co-Production
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November - February, 2014

At 3LD Art and Technology Center
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Theater/Artistic Residency/3LD 3D+
Attendance _ 2.328
# of Artists _ 31
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Awards and Nominations:

Harrowing and unpredictable, Reid Farrington, Tyson Vs. Ali brings the debate heard in hundreds of barbershops across America to life – placing these two giants in the ring together in a way no one has previously imagined.

A volatile combination of dance, theater, and new-media stagecraft, the palpable emotional and physical experience of boxing is examined through the larger-than-life personas of Iron Mike and The Greatest. With choreography by Laura K. Nicoll and script by Frank Boudreaux, leather hits flesh for 9 rounds of action as the boxers spar with each other, interpreting these men and their myths.

Tyson vs. Ali was given 10 weeks of developmental residency at 3LD over the course of a year and premiered as part of PS122’s 2014 Coil Festival.

 

“A sleek mixed-media meditation on a boxing bout that never was, and never could have been.”
The New York Times

The downtown LOOP by Meghan Finn
3LD Co-Production
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August - November, 2013

At 3LD Art and Technology Center
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Theater/Artistic Residency/3LD 3D+
Attendance _ 967
# of Artists _ 30
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Set in the streets of 21st Century Manhattan, The Downtown Loop takes the audience on a poignantly hilarious yet stunning virtual bus tour evoking nostalgia for what may or may not have been. It explores gentrification, economic revitalization and the ceaseless buzzing activity that keeps Manhattan on the leading edge through the eyes of the people the City leaves behind.

Written by Ben Gassman and directed by Meghan Finn, with video design by Jared Mezzocchi, the Downtown Loop was co-produced with Teeth of Tooth Atelier, and filmed for archival and distribution purposes as part of 3LD/3D+.

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“the effects, combined with the logorrheic protagonist, create an almost overwhelming torrent of sensation.”
New York Times

Charlie Victor ROMEO
3LD Production
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January - February, 2013

At 3LD Art and Technology Center
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Theater/Film/3LD 3D+
Attendance _ 41.100
# of Artists _ 15+
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When you board an airplane, who are those people in uniform to whom you entrust your life? What do they really do when things go horribly wrong? Derived entirely from the “black box” transcripts of six major airline emergencies, Charlie Victor Romeo puts the audience inside the tension-filled cockpits of actual flights in distress, offering a fascinating portrait of the psychology of crisis and a person’s will to live to the last second.

Charlie Victor Romeo originally opened in the fall of 1999 at the Collective: Unconscious Theater in the heart of NYC’s Lower East Side artistic community. Due to overwhelming response from the press, aviation community and the general public, CVR extended multiple times in an entirely sold-out eight-month run. In the fall of 2012, CVR completed a successful revival in NYC at 3-Legged Dog, where it was produced as a 3D film as part of our 3LD/3D+ program.  CVR’s opening at Film Forum in Manhattan and the Downtown Independent Theatre in LA marked the films commercial theatrical release.

Charlie Victor Romeo has been showcased in 7 film festivals, including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, and the AFI Festival.  This award-winning theatrical documentary derived entirely from 'Black Box' transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies brought to the screen with cutting-edge stereoscopic 3D technology.

“. . . a curious hybrid of documentary and experimental theater. It is also one of the most terrifying movies I have ever seen.”
New York Times

 

 

 

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PRODUCTIONS

Esperpento
by Victor Morales

 

3/FIFTHS
by James Scruggs