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Preview: The Ninth Annual PRELUDE Festival Oct 3 – 5, 2012 (NYC)

Preview: The Ninth Annual PRELUDE Festival Oct 3 – 5, 2012 (NYC)

The Ninth Annual PRELUDE Festival
Wednesday Oct 3 – Friday, Oct 5, 2012
FREE and open to the public. First come, first served.
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY.
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th Street) NYC

Prelude 12

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY is pleased to present PRELUDE.12, the ninth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance. As ever, PRELUDE will offer an array of over 20 short performances, readings, screenings and open rehearsals—a completely free sneak-peek into the work being prepared for the 2012/13 season, as well as new commissions and daily panel discussions with artists and

This year we’ll be exhibiting works and hosting discussions under the following banners:

“The Future of the Cinema is the Stage”
“Manifestos 2012”
“Imitation of Participation” & “Return of the Singspiel “

PRELUDE.12 Artists:

600 Highwaymen | Anonymous Ensemble | Eliza Bent and Dave Malloy | Caden Manson/Big Art Group | Suzanne Bocanegra | Hannah Bos | William Burke |Joshua Conkel/The Management | Corina Copp | Erin Courtney/Adhesive Theater Project | Corey Dargel | Faye Driscoll | Jack Ferver | Daniel Fish | Yelena Gluzman | Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People | Lucas Hnath | Branden Jacobs-Jenkins | Karinne Keithley | Juliana Francis Kelly | Sibyl Kempson | Jeff Larson | Kristine Haruna Lee | Young Jean Lee | Lumberob | DJ Mendel | Nature Theater of Oklahoma | Andrew Ondrejcak | Tina Satter/Half Straddle | Jay Scheib | Niegel Smith | Phil Soltanoff | Maria Striar | Nellie Tinder | Tony Torn | Anne Washburn | Leah Nanako Winkler/Everywhere Theater Group


Opening Night Cabaret at the Gershwin Hotel
Featuring: Cole Escola – Bridget Everett – Jenn Harris – Poor Baby Bree – and more!
Curated and hosted by Adam Feldman

Artist list in formation and subject to change.


PRELUDE 12 Curators

Helen Shaw writes about theatre for Time Out New York, teaches theatre studies at New York University, and is the Associate Director of Programs for the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY. Her criticism has also appeared in TheatreForum, PAJ, the New York Sun, theJewish Daily Forward and Playbill, and she has served as a dramaturg for Martha Clarke, Simon McBurney, Lear Debessonet, Francois Rochaix and Janos Szasz.

Caleb Hammons is currently the Producer at Soho Rep, where he oversees all mainstage productions, workshops, and readings. Prior to his time at Soho Rep, he was the Producing Director for Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where he lead the development and world premieres of three new works by Young Jean Lee as well as tours of the Company’s work to 30 cities around the world. Additionally, he is the Co-Curator of the acclaimed Catch performance series. Caleb was member of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance’s inaugural class at Wesleyan University.

Frank Hentschker, Executive Director of the Segal Center, curates alongside Helen Shaw and Caleb Hammons.

Rachel Silverman, PRELUDE ’12 Producer

All presentations will be held in the Elebash Hall and the Segal Center at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street. An opening night cabaret (curated by Adam Feldman) and a closing night party will be held at The Gershwin Hotel, 7 East 27th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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