Acting Out: Words that Connect


Sunday, March 30, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm



March 29th – July 27th, 2014

A series of performances of original works written or composed with the art in mind. The first set of performances is on March 29th and 30th with a play by Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter and Lori Toppel and a performance by Lisa Karrer with David Simons.


The following works will be performed both evenings

Under the thirty foot wings of Jeffrey Schrier’s installation Unfinished Flight, Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter, and Lori Toppel present Still Here, a performance piece adapted from their collaborative memoir, “Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers” (Big Table Publishing, 2013). Like the artwork — a powerful assemblage of more than one million aluminum can tabs, transformed into a cohesive work. Still Here is a collection of bits and pieces transformed into a cohesive work.

In their book the authors tell the stories of their relationships with their mothers, from their early childhoods to their mothers’ later years. In Still Here they interweave short passages from these stories to create an interplay of different personalities and circumstances, yet surprisingly common emotional experiences. Spinning their distinct memories into a thematic pastiche, the writers create a chorus that is — like Schrier’s sculpture, like their memoir, and like the complex mother-daughter relationship itself — simultaneously a patchwork of small moments and a unified and evocative narrative.

Lisa Karrer with David Simons | Meeting Chen Zhen: Drum as Doorway between Worlds

Multimedia performing artist Lisa Karrer creates a theatrical duet with live and sampled voice, drum, and video in collaboration with percussionist and MAX/MSP programmer David Simons; the artists will interact with artist Chen Zhen’s large drum sculpture Traitment Musical/Vibratoire. To “meet” Chen Zhen, Karrer and Simons will treat his drum as a supernatural doorway, physically interacting with its surfaces and spatial area, and triggering visual and sonic events with digital software design.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10556
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:

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- $22 members, $25 non-members
- $40 2 performances members, $45 non-members
- $70 4 performances members/ $80 non-members

Presenter: HVCCA
Presenter Phone: 914-788-0100
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Sponsor Message

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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