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In Performance: GRANDMA debut MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2) Oct 23-Nov1, 2015 (New York)

debut MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2)
LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club’s The Club
October 23rd through November 1st,
2015 at 10pm

Tickets $18

Contemporary Performance Network members GRANDMA debut MAKE PEOPLE (parts 1 & 2) at LaMaMa Experimental Theatre Club’s The Club October 23rd through November 1st.

A volatile mix of standup comedy and experimental theatre, MAKE PEOPLE details a surreally dark adolescence, based on true stories from writer/performer Peter Mills Weiss. The formal conventions distort and dissolve as a sort of doppelganger appears and the morals of these stories begin to reveal a deep ambivalence suggesting the violence implicit in privilege as it travels from the suburbs into Brooklyn.

GRANDMA has been working since 2011 to create disorienting theatrical landscapes that manipulate the tropes of comedy and storytelling, destabilizing and implicating audiences in queasy moral and aesthetic ambiguities. As a collective their work has been previewed and premiered at CATCH, PS122’s COIL Festival, Incubator Arts Project, Cloud City, The Silent Barn, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Ars Nova, among other venues.

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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