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Featured: John Jesurun (NYC, USA)

John Jesurun is writer, director and multi-media artist, based in a New York, USA. His work Chang in a Void Moon is a live serial running since 1983, originally at the Pyramid Club in the East Village, and now less frequently at venues worldwide. He was born 1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Jesurun received his B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1972 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University in 1974.

From 1976 ro 1979 Jesurun was a television content analyst for CBS. From 1979 to 1982 he was assistant producer of the Dick Cavett Show. In 1982 he began his theatrical career at the Pyramid Club on the Lower East Side with his serial play Chang in a Void Moon. Since 1984 he has written, directed and designed over 25 pieces.

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Jesurun’s presentations integrate elements of language, film, architectural space and media. His exploded narratives cover a wide range of themes and explore the relation of form to content, challenging the experience of verbal, visual and intangible perceptions. His work features integrated creation of the text, direction, set and media design.

Jesurun’s company has toured extensively in Europe and the United States. His work has been produced and presented by numerous venues including La Mama, the Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, the Walker Arts Center, On the Boards, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Wexner Center, Kampnagel Theater, Prater Theater, National Theatre of Mexico, Mickery Theater, Theater am Turm, Granada Festival, Eurokaz Zagreb, Bogota International Festival,Vienna Festival,Kyoto Performing Arts Center and Spoleto USA. His short films have been shown at festivals and alternative spaces in Europe and the US.
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1982-83- Chang in a Void Moon episodes #1-36, Bird’s Eye View, Non Chang pieces
1984 – Dog’s Eye View, Number Minus One, Red House, Chang in a Void Moon, episodes #37-42
1985 – Shatterhand Massacree
1986 – Deep Sleep, White Water
1987 – Black Maria
1988 – Chang in a Void Moon, episodes #43-45
1989 – Sunspot
1990 – Everything that Rises Must Converge
1991 – Blue Heat
1992 – Iron Lung
1993 – Southern Cross, Point of Debarkation
1994 – Slight Return, Pearly Iridescent, Joan D’Ark
1995 – Chang in a Void Moon, episodes #46-50
1996 – Faust/How I Rose
1997 – After Image, Chang in a Void Moon, episodes #51-52
1999 – Land of the Living
2000 – Snow
2003 – Bardo, Chang in a Void Moon, episodes #53-55
2005 – Septet, part 1, Stoned Love, Chang in a Void Moon, episode #56
2006 – Septet, part 2, Firefall

New Work:

LIZ ONE By John Jesurun
With Black-Eyed Susan and Ben Forster

October 14-31, 2009
The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49TH AVE.
Long Island City, NY

Black-Eyed Susan plays Elizabeth I of England as revealed through her private diaries. She struggles with a revolving set of presences to disentangle, un-write and finally rewrite her own biography.














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