Welcome to grind arts
Grind Arts Company is dedicated to breaking down the expectations of where and how theater takes place to reach new audiences. Under the Grind umbrella, extraordinary talents in theater, film, dance, and music collaborate to create bold, innovative theatrical experiences that stimulate connection, empathy, and awareness within our contemporary culture.
Our projects range from immersive experiences, to contemporary adaptations of classics, to virtual reality ventures and beyond. They take place between prosceniums, in found spaces, and even on your phone.
Grind Arts Company empowers promising artists to explore the intersection of performing art and digital media, bringing thought provoking theater to people for whom the arts may have been inaccessible.
PARADISE LOST: DEVELOPMENT LAB
Grind Arts is currently developing a multi-medium, immersive musical experience from John Milton's epic poem PARADISE LOST, which chronicles Lucifer falling from heaven, and tempting man away from Eden.
Artistic director Eamon Foley gathered 10 artists of different disciplines to explore this text and discover how dance, music, and emerging technologies can be used to tell this story in a most vibrant, contemporary manor.
Written and Directed by Eamon Foley, Composed by Natti Vogel, "Song for M" by Evan Crommett.
Grind Arts Co's first virtual reality venture, co-produced with ModernEpic, coming JUNE 2017
THE CURE SERIES
Your antidote for the mundane.
A collaborative theater piece/rager celebrating the most tender of emotions.
Featuring work by Avneesh Sarwate, Isabel Mitchell, Ayaka Taniguchi, Collin Bates, Willis Brindley, PENNYWILD, Hilton Dresden, Misha Lambert, Eamon Foley, Cathrine Cohen, Steve Markow, Joe Champey, Aron Wander, and Alexa Lebersfeld.
Release party for "BEAST" Featuring performances by Caroline Reese, Jennie Brent, Catherine Cohen, Scott & Dave, and Kovey Coles
Music by Kovey Coles Midlevel, "Three City" (2015) Filmed by Aaron Thomas of ModernEpic
BEAST is at once a power anthem and a song of surrender. Graham Phillips, Sophie Andreassi, and Caroline Reese address the polarity of womanhood in this film created in the ruins of Old White Marsh Church and the surrounding town of St. Michaels, Maryland.
Music + lyrics by Caroline Reese.
Directed by Graham Phillips + Sophie Andreassi
Choreographed by Sophie Andreassi
Starring Emily Wohl.
COLOR + LIGHT
Musical Theater for the Digital Age.
Grind Arts' first short, Color + Light, explores the artists' experience through Sondheim, contemporary pointe, and theatrical cinematography.
Directed and choreographed by Eamon Foley, shot and edited by Graham Phillips.
"To say that this new reworking of Cyrano is ambitious would be an understatement. In just over an hour, the play manages to be both an unforgiving mirror which invites the gay male community to look at itself, as well as a quick-witted satire of that community as well."
- HUFFINGTON POST
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Does aerial choreography thrill you? How about beautiful Broadway dancers baring their bodies for a great cause? If anything here is piquing your interest, you are going to enjoy this one.
Grind Arts artistic director Eamon Foley choreographs "Throne Games" for this past summer’s BROADWAY BARES, a strip spectacular that benefits Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids.