Tuesday 17 September 07:30pm

Summer Labs: Avery Leigh's Night Palace "In The Night Palace"

6:30pm doors • 7:30pm show


Each year National Sawdust hosts an open call for emerging and established Brooklyn-based musicians to participate in the institution’s signature Summer Labs program, an opportunity for musicians to create and perform work in an inspiring space at a critical early stage in the journey of a work from concept to reality. Musicians who are selected to participate in the program are given time to develop and perform a 20–40 minute music-based work-in-progress in our state-of-the-art venue. Following their performances, artists will host a 15 minute audience Q&A to discuss their process and their new work on the National Sawdust stage.

In the Night Palace is a new music-theater work developed at Summer Labs, featuring music from indie pop band Avery Leigh’s Night Palace and a script from playwright Sam Max. Accompanied by guitar, bass, synths, harp, woodwinds, and lap steel, classically-trained vocalist and actor Avery Leigh Draut explores the mysterious processes of the natural world at night and the transformative joy and magic of femme friendships. Minimalist choreography and projected illustrations by Sam Max give shape and add detail to the world of the Night Palace.