Faye Driscoll

In Performance: Faye Driscoll – Thank You For Coming: Play (Out There Festival)

Thank You For Coming: Play Faye Driscoll Walker Art Center (Out There Festival) “The book of the show is not yet written,” Faye Driscoll intones as she welcomes a small group of audience members onto the stage. The show’s interactive opening sequence has the feel of a ritual: the performers sit chanting in a clean, gallery-esque space, surrounded by neatly-arrayed props and costumes. Audience members are invited to stand around an altar-like table and to contribute a word or two to be used later in the performance. Since this operation, completed in small groups, takes a not insignificant amount of time, spectators can relax into the cycle of chanting and watch the precise, repetitive tableaux created by performers as they move from their separate squares to pose at the front of the stage....

Highlights- APAP MEGA Listings: UTR, Coil, American Realness, and Off The Map

As we move into this next exciting week of too many shows to possible see during the APAP conference, Under The Radar Festival, Coil Festival, American Realness Festival, and some non-festival performances that are “Off The Map”, we’ve put together our master highlights list. Good Luck and post back and let us know what you thought of the shows. Off the Map ATTA BOY by Brian Bauman Thurs. Jan 13 @ 8pm Fri. Jan 14 @ 8pm Sat. Jan 15 @ 8pm Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street Tickets are $15. To reserve your seats, email brian@perfectdisgrace.com ATTA BOY follows Homer, a middle-aged Pakistani-American engineer, and Matthew, a surly teenaged outcast, as they meet for secret rendezvous at a local holiday inn. This is no ordinary affair. The play is a collage performance, and inco...

Highlights: American Realness Festival (NYC)

AMERICAN REALNESS: A FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE JANUARY 6-10, 2011 ABRONS ARTS CENTER 466 GRAND STREET AT PITT STREET GENERAL ADMISSION $10 – $20 ABRONSARTSCENTER.ORG AMERICAN REALNESS is a festival of new dance and contemporary performance made for the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference; a platform for the other-ed, experimental and subversive American artist tearing at the boundaries of their form in pursuit of new research and artistic production. AMERICAN REALNESS is unleashed onto the performing arts marketplace with an agenda to reshape the identity of contemporary American dance and performance, and an eye towards global diffusion. For 2011 AMERICAN REALNESS features an expanded program of fifteen works in twenty-two performances over ...

Emerging: Faye Driscoll (APAP Showing -NYC)

APAP: Faye Driscoll There is so much mad in me Jan 8 at 3pm FREE Reservations are encouraged. In a time of distraction, voyeurism and over stimulation, how do we experience authentic connection? Faye Driscoll investigates the physical and theatrical narratives that drive our misplaced need to be seen. From creating facades to seeking the divine to committing violent acts and falling in love, There is so much mad in me looks into the ways we fail, succeed, and get lost in the chase for true connection.

Highlights: Festival Overload (NYC)

Over the next two weeks 5 festivals and multiple showings of contemporary performance will be presented along side the annual APAP convention. Its a great opportunity to catch some local, national and international work. American Realness Festival (Abrons Arts Center & others) Under the Radar (The Public & others) COIL Festival (PS122) Other Forces (Ontological) Culturemart (Here) and APAP showings at DTW Here are our highlights of the festivals. AMERICAN REALNESS A Festival of Contemporary Performance January 8-11, 2010 MIGUEL GUTIERREZ AND THE POWERFUL PEOPLE Last Meadow Last Meadow is a new evening length work using original choreography and writing mixed with stuff from James Dean’s three movies to look at the myth of America the father, and confusion as a potentially transform...