Acting Out: Words that Connect

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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ACTING OUT: WORDS THAT CONNECT

 

March 29th – July 27th, 2014

 

This theatrical performance series features original scripts by writers from the New York area inspired by artworks from the museum’s exhibition, Art at The Core. The resulting one-act plays, plus one multimedia music performance, will be directed by Mara Mills.

FIRST SHOWS: SATURDAY MARCH 29TH, 7 – 9PM & SUNDAY MARCH 30TH, 5 – 7PM

The following works will be performed both evenings

Vicki Addesso, Susan Hodara, Joan Potter and Lori Toppel | Still Here

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, Still Here is a collection of bits and pieces transformed into a cohesive work.

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.

plays will be set in front of the artworks that inspired them. This is HVCCA’s sixth collaboration with director Mara Mills following the successful “Size Matters: Image and Script” (2008), “The Form of Matter” (2009), “Talk Dutch to Me” (2010), “The Ides of March” (2012), and “Words That Paint”(2013).

 

ACTING OUT: WORDS THAT CONNECT

March 29th – July 27th, 2014

This theatrical performance series features original scripts by writers from the New York area inspired by artworks from the museum’s exhibition, Art at The Core. The resulting one-act plays, plus one multimedia music performance, will be directed by Mara Mills.

Writers include: Vicki Addesso, Donna Barkman, B.K. Fischer, Susan Hodara, Tony Howarth, Lisa Karrer, Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger, Joan Potter, Matty Selman, Lori Toppel, and Bob Zaslow.

All plays will be set in front of the artworks that inspired them. This is HVCCA’s sixth collaboration with director Mara Mills following the successful “Size Matters: Image and Script” (2008), “The Form of Matter” (2009), “Talk Dutch to Me” (2010), “The Ides of March” (2012), and “Words That Paint”(2013).


The series takes place on four weekends between March and July. Two one-act plays will be performed on Saturday and Sunday evenings, followed by a Q & A with the director, playwrights, and performers.



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Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Peekskill, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Presenter: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Presenter Phone: 914-788-0100
Presenter Website: www.hvcca.org


Sponsor Message

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