April 20, 2017 - April 22, 2017

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat, James Levin Theatre

45 min and 30 min


TEST FLIGHT is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production. TEST FLIGHT provides both local and national artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress. TEST FLIGHT encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work while offering artists a structured support system, activating an art-focused environment.

The James Levin Theatre is ADA compliant, featuring a patron elevator and gender neutral, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Double Bill


Created and Performed by Jay Ruby.

“Fayettenam” = Water, Ghosts in the Mountain, Johnny Appleseed, Early Settlement, American Conscience/Transience. An actor excavates the fractured mirror of the past to apprehend the roots of the never ending frontier.

Featuring Jay Ruby

Jay Ruby is a Director and Actor with The Carpetbag Brigade. Together they travel the world presenting open air repertory performances, conducting community residencies and furthering cross-cultural research using their unique vocabulary blending acrobatic stilts, butoh dance and contact improvisation. In Fayettenam Jay Ruby sheds the skin of spectacle-based drama to reengage the work of an actor being witnessed in a process of creative action in intimate space.  Fayettenam began as an exploration during a master course at The Workcenter of Thomas Richards and Jerzy Grotowski in Pontedera, Italy in November of 2014. It was developed further throughout 2015 and was revised further while at The Workcenter in the winter of 2016 and 2017. www.carpetbagbrigade.com

The Black Card Project

Created by Inlet Dance Theatre’s Dominic Moore-Dunson in collaboration with Kevin Parker.

The Black Card Project is a dance-theatre cartoon that examines the African-American ideal of the “Black Card.” As seen through a single school day, the main character soon discovers where “blackness” comes from and how to attain it.

Featuring Dominic Moore-Dunson and Kevin Parker

Dominic Moore-Dunson is now in his sixth season with Inlet Dance Theatre. Dominic hails from Akron, OH where he attended Akron School for the Arts. Briefly attending the University of Akron, Dominic has risen through the ranks, starting as a trainee in Inlet’s Trainee and Apprentice Program in 2010 to becoming a company member in 2012, and rehearsal coordinator in 2014. Recently, Mr. Moore-Dunson was named both a 2016 Colleen Toohey Porter Fellow by International Performing Arts for Youth and a 2016 National Arts Strategies, Creative Community Fellow. www.inletdance.org

The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national/international artists.

CPT provides:
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.


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