Train With No Midnight
Singer and writer Joseph Keckler and an intimate musical ensemble lead the audience through a series of vignettes, each like a stop on a late-night train—from Paris to Hamburg, Michigan to Times Square and the symbolic space of The Crossroads, a place of danger and possibility. The text dances between comedy, commentary, and communion, while the score features smoky pop songs, propulsive invocations, and leaps into the operatic realm.
Commissioned, developed, and produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Co-commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College.
Train With No Midnight is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
75 minutes | Video stills by Joseph Keckler and John Anderson Beavers | Photo By Paula Lobo
Students and teachers can get a free rush ticket to any PROTOTYPE show upon presenting valid ID. There is a limit of 1 ticket per person, and the ticket will be given out just before the House closes and the show begins. Entirely subject to availability.
145 6th Avenue, New York NY, 10013. Entry on Dominick St.
Subway: C or E to Spring St.; 1 to Houston St.; N or R to Prince St.
Bus: M21 to Houston St.; M6 to Spring St.
Both of HERE’s spaces are wheelchair accessible, and fully compliant with ADA requirements
Joseph Keckler (Writer/Composer/Performer) A singer, musician, writer, and artist, Joseph Keckler was recently hailed by The New York Times as a “major vocal talent [who] shatters the conventional boundaries” and was once named the Best Downtown Performance Artist in New York by The Village Voice. He is the author of several theater and performance pieces as well as many songs, and his writing has appeared in Literary Hub, VICE, Hyperallergic and other publications. His musical performances have been featured on WNYC and BBC America and he is the recipient of awards from Creative Capital, Franklin Furnace, and New York Foundation for the Arts. His collection of essays and stories, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World was just published by Turtle Point Press. He will be releasing songs and videos as Train with No Midnight, alongside the theatrical piece.
Headshot by Joseph Keckler & John Anderson Beavers