Two “Deadly She-Wolf” Alums Reimagine Yeats

June 19, 2015 7:29 pmtoJune 21, 2015 5:00 pm


Crossing Jamaica Avenue, NYC, Japan, W.B. Yeats, plays, minimalist, Marie Celander, Youn Jung Kim, Sumie Kaneko, Sonoko Kawahara, Fred Ho, Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon!, theater

Women in Yeats. Photo by Youn Jung Kim.

Women in Yeats

Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m.

Great Jones Studio – 47 Great Jones Street (between Lafayette Street and Bowery), 6th Floor

Admission: Free

In this site-specific presentation of the plays At the Hawk’s Well and The Only Jealousy of Emer by W.B. Yeats, multidisciplinary theater company Crossing Jamaica Avenue brings together two actresses to conjure up the supernatural world of the legendary Irish poet in an extremely minimal, extremely challenging, yet subtly furious staging.

Following the critically acclaimed, mesmerizing jazz and martial arts theater piece Deadly She-Wolf Assassin at Armageddon! by Fred Ho and Ruth Margraff, Marina Celander and Youn Jung Kim meet in a bare-bones East Village studio, where they perform two of five short plays known as the “Cuchulain Cycle” written by Yeats, which were influenced by traditional Japanese Noh theater. Yeats began writing this cycle in 1916. 100 years later, two modern New York women summon his vision in a studio in East Village.

Directed by Sonoko Kawahara with music by Sumie Kaneko (shamisen/koto/voice).

Seating is extremely limited, and reservations are required by sending an email to

A hawk cries, a ghost is born, a hero is dead and Emer calls for love.”