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I can’t think of another artist whose work seems to teeter so carefully on the knife’s edge between states. You emerge from Lewis’ show feeling like you’ve been in a grotto made out of bottle caps and tinfoil, some deeply private offering. Did you have fun at the play? What a question to ask. As long as yMagic Agency Chapter 2_ Fairies Visit Fly #18 photo by Arash Fewzeeou were watching it, you were somewhere totally innocent of money or popularity or cool or cachet. How rare that turns out to be. How precious. [Helen Shaw, Divers Alarums, 2016] 

Lilac Co. is a Brooklyn-based experimental theatre founded by Sean Edward Lewis. Recent works have been presented in New York at La MaMa, Joe’s Pub, Dixon Place, The Tank, The Collapsable Hole, The Segal Center’s PRELUDE Festival, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Zebulan, Saint Vitus, and the Polish National Home; abroad at The Roy Hart Institute and the Pantheatre Myth and Theatre Festival; and in D.I.Y. spots such as abandoned storefronts and church basements across New York City. CV WORK GALLERY PRESS CONTACT VIDEO  DONATE

TIMELINE     

2019  MAGIC AGENCY Chapter 6: Behind The Red Curtain, LA MAMA, New York
2018  MAGIC AGENCY Chapter 5: Capturing Henry Fonda, Basement of Action in Christ Church, 157 Leonard Street Brooklyn, NY;  TWO AMERICANS CHANTING, Situations Gallery, NY August 2018;  MAGIC AGENCY Chapter 3: A Brother’s Sacrifice, Basement of Action in Christ Church, 157 Leonard Street Brooklyn, NY
2017 MAGIC AGENCY CHAPTER 2: FAIRIES VISIT FLY, TRIANGLE ARTS ASSOCIATION, 20 JAY STREET DUMBO-NY;   MIDNIGHT MANIFESTO, MYTH AND THEATRE FESTIVAL – PANTHEATRE, ROY HART CENTRE INTERNATIONAL, MALERARGUES, FRANCE;     STOREFRONT, SEGAL CENTER FILM FESTIVAL ON THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE (FTP), NEW YORK, NY;IGOR MORTIS, THE COLLAPSABLE HOLE AT WESTBETH ARTS, NEW YORK, NY
2016 IGOR MORTIS, CUNY Graduate Cntr NYC, Prelude Festival. NEW YORK, NY; An Othello Thing, The Tank, NEW YORK,NY
2015 afterOTHELLO-living to be a dragon,Trans-pecos,Queens-NYC,Secret Project Robot,Brooklyn-NYC 
2014 Cash For Any Car (Dixon Place),The James Franco Papers (DTM / Paris, France),Frankenstein (Under The Radar/Public Theater)
2013 Caligula (Joe’s Pub).Love Is Black Water-feature length independent film (Dixon Place)
2012 Drusi Is Coming (Joe’s Pub),Drusi Dreamed A Tiger (94 Norman Storefront).Jinx (94 Norman Storefront Space) 
2011 Macbeth Family Reconciliation Project (94 Norman Storefront Space),Dee Dee Is Pregnant (94 Norman Storefront Space), Sandypaul (94 Norman Storefront Space) 
2010 Under Cover Mime (94 Norman Storefront Space),Cop Piece (94 Norman Storefront Space)
2009 Hamlethouse (Warsaw Club-Greenpoint),Zebulan-Williamsburg,Brooklyn 
2008 Baldwin Soup Kitchen (Milton St.Church Greenpoint). Confessions of Zorro and Diamond (Milton St.Church Greenpoint),  Death Series Wun:Sexton Says Sum (Milton St.Church Greenpoint)
2007 Bazaar Godard (Milton St. Church Greenpoint),Whitman Project (Abroms Art Center)
2006 Just Another Cowboy Lost in Steinland (Milton St. Church Greenpoint, Triskelian Arts Brooklyn)

Magic Agency Chapter 2_ Fairies Visit Fly #16 photo by Arash Fewzee