Filed under: Events | Tags: American Dream, dax valdes, Events, irene longshore, jane shaw, Jennifer Kidwell, Kristin Marting, marc bovino, mari newhard, Paul Zimet, rudy mungaray, suzi takahashi, Sylvan Oswald, Tal Yarden, Tom Bradshaw, Yana Landowne
We are excited to spend a week in residence at Baruch College from October 20-28. Joining us for this phase are writers Tom Bradshaw and Sylvan Oswald as well as new performers Jennifer Kidwell and Paul Zimet and designers Clint Ramos and Oana Botez. Continuing with the project are Marc Bovino, Irene Longshore, Rudy Mungaray, Mariana Newhard, designer Jane Shaw, Suzi Takahashi, and Dax Valdes. We will share what we develop over those days on Wednesday, October 27 at 4pm. We have limited space for guests so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join us.
Thanks to Live writers for their contribution to PRELUDE:
Tal, Yana and I are really excited to be showing some of what we have been developing at the 2010 PRELUDE festival presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY’s Graduate Center. The theme this year is “Why does live matter?”, which is something we have been thinking about a lot as we have been developing LUSH VALLEY through the think tanks, the rehearsals, works-in-progress and online conversations. At PRELUDE, we will share some of the audience engagement stuff that we have been developing over the last few months and are hoping to spark some exciting conversations.
Our showing is on Thursday, September 30 from 3pm-415pm and its FREE. Please do join us.
We had a really exciting time experimenting with the participatory aspects of the the show with about 20 people on Monday at HERE.
We took a census of the group and shared the demographics, tested people for citizenship and were able to announce 2 new citizens out of 20, analyzed INS paperwork for the group to uncover their moral character, and conducted video interviews with people one-on-one to find out what the american dream means to them.
We also experimented with several camera’s eye monologues to explore how theatrical text might integrate into the participatory sections.
Thanks to Mariana Newhard, Irene Longshore and Rudy Mungaray for bravely jumping in with this.
We got great feedback from the HERE resident artists and general community who attended, learned a lot and have made lots of ideas of how to do our upcoming PRELUDE presentation on September 30.
More to come….
All the people like us are we. And everyone else is They. – Rudyard Kipling
In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors, since all men are equal, but he does not admit that he has no social inferiors, for, from the time of Jefferson onward, the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards, not downwards. – Bertrand Russell