make as much noise as we want, nobody will care

The connotation of “eyesore”, an unpleasant sight in a public place, spins in “EyeSoar” as audio, video and movement highlight the wonderful people and organizations in an industrial neighborhood.  Space is getting tighter and longtime occupants nestle with change.
The area in Arlington would have been, “early on, a swamp next to Four Mile Run and then over time it was filled and then used as a Union shooting range, says Charles Meng, Director of Arlington Food Assistance Center.  In the 1950’s, roads were laid out and lots were sold.” Fragments of those buildings remain alongside changing surroundings.  People intersect with the many bus routes, while bike path users, footbridge traffic and individuals are drawn to the auto repair shops, the Shirlington Dog Park, AFAC, New District, and other businesses.  These stories are told and as Don Zientara notes, “we can make as much noise as we want, and no one will care.” Interviewees include Charles Meng, Director of Arlington Food Assistance Center, founder Don Zientara of Inner Ear Studio, Mike Katrivanos of New District Brewing, Rudy Flores of Automotive Express, Travis Hackney, Weenie Beenie, Megan Carney, Dept of Parks and Recreation and Uzi Samee Cultural Affairs Specialist.

Bringing awareness to an everyday but heavy utilized and under recognized public site
“Jane Franklin Dance mixes sound, video, and movement, often in refreshing and compelling ways that don’t lose sight of narrative.” Nanda Srikantaiah, Dance Metro DC

This production is presented as a part of the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

Peacock, St. Matthews Lutheran Church, 222 M Street SW, Washington DC 20024

Performance Dates/Times:

SA 7/13 – 5:45 PM

TH 7/18 – 8:30 PM

SU 7/21 – 1:30 PM

SU 7/28 – 4:00 PM


Tickets $20