THE FEATH3R THEORY
THE FEATH3R THEORY (TF3T) is a thought-provoking dance theater company. In collaboration with dancers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, lighting and graphic designers, TF3T exploits and excavates popular culture into humane and affecting dance-theater experiences that seeks to popularize courage and empathy.
TF3T was founded in 2009, when Artistic Director, Raja Feather Kelly, Premiered FANMAIL, a movement solo dedicated to his interest and infatuation with the life and work of Andy Warhol. New York Theater Review describes Kelly’s Warhol-inspired productions as “too viscerally engaging to turn away from” and Kelly himself as “a mad scientist of an artist.” TF3T has since been featured in The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, OUT.COM, Culturebot, chosen multiple times as a Critics’s and Editor’s Pick for Time Out New York, Flavorpill and The New York Times.
In 2013, TF3T self-produced their first evening-length production, ANDY WARHOL’S DRELLA (I LOVE YOU FAYE DRISCOLL) at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn. DRELLA, the dance-story about identity and celebrity worship was acclaimed as “Mind Blowing” —the Brooklyn Paper, and was invited back 6-months later for a reprise.
In 2015, TF3T co-produced, with Dixon Place, THE FEATH3R THEORY PRESENTS: ANDY WARHOL’S 15: COLOR ME, WARHOL at the Dixon Place theater in Manhattan. COLOR ME, WARHOL, a modern dance-theater musical, is Kelly’s completion of Andy Warhol’s vision of Richard Attenborough & Michael Bennet’s 1985 movie-musical A CHORUS LINE. Premiered in April 2015 for a 3 week run with support from the Jerome Foundations and 209 Kickstarter Supporters, COLOR ME, WARHOL received rave reviews, was featured in the New York Times Weekend Miser, OUT.COM, and was a Time Out New York’s Critic’s Pick.
Last season, TF3T curated a dance concert, LYRICAL DANCES FOR A LOST GENERATION, dedicated to dance and music at the GK ArtsCenter in Dumbo, Brooklyn where they are company in residence.