05.29.2003

Location One — Marianne Weems/Norman Frisch

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Date/Time: 29/05/2003 12:00 am


Bonnie Marranca in conversation with Marianne Weems, Artistic Director of the
Builders
Association and Norman Frisch, Dramaturg
Thursday, May 29th, 2003, 8PM
Admission: $5, Students $2, Members Free
MARIANNE WEEMS is a co-founder of The Builders Association and has directed all
of
their productions. Over the last 15 years in New York, she has worked as an
assistant
director and dramaturg with Susan Sontag, Jan Cohen-Cruz, Richard Foreman, and
many others. From 1988-94 she was assistant director and dramaturg for the
Wooster
Group, during that time she also co-directed Ron Vawter?s solo performance Roy
Cohn/
Jack Smith, and co-produced the film version with Good Machine, executive
produced by
Jonathan Demme. She is board president of Art Matters, a private arts
foundation, and
co-edited the book Art Matters: How The Culture Wars Changed America (N.Y.U.
Press,
2000.) She was a member of the performance ensemble The V-Girls, who performed
and
published from 1986-1995.
NORMAN FRISCH has worked as a dramaturg and administrator with the Wooster
Group, the Builders Association, and director Peter Sellars, among others. He
has also
worked with a number of international arts festivals as a curator and associate
director,
and curated the exhibition Show People: Downtown Directors and the Play of Time
for
the Exit Art gallery in 2002. Frisch is also working with Marianne Weems as
dramaturg on
the Builders Association?s current production Alladeen, which will be showing at
the Next
Wave Festival of BAM in December 2003.
THE BUILDERS ASSOCIATION creates theater projects exploring the interface
between
live performance and media. Directed by Marianne Weems, its OBIE Award-winning
work re-animates theater for a contemporary audience, using current tools to
interpret old
forms. The company’s productions combine texts with sound, video, and
architectural
sets to create a world onstage
that reflects contemporary culture.
Since 1994, with a growing circle of artists, it has collaborated on seven
large-scale
theater projects, including Master Builder (1994), The White Album (1995),
Imperial
Motel (Faust) (1996), Jump Cut (Faust) (1997), Jet Lag (1998-2000) with Diller
+
Scofidio, Xtravaganza (2000-01) and Alladeen (2002) with motiroti. Alladeen is
currently
touring worldwide in venues including the Barbican Centre, London,
Singapore International Theater Festival, RomaEuropa, and will appear at BAM’s
Next
Wave Festival in December 2003. The company?s work has also been presented at
Trafo
Theater, Budapest, Kaaitheater, Brussels, the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and
The
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
BONNIE MARRANCA is co-founder and editor of PAJ: A Journal of Performance and
Art.
A theatre critic residing in New York City, she has written two volumes of
essays,
Ecologies of Theatre, and Theatrewritings, which won the George Jean Nathan
Award in
Dramatic Criticism, and has edited several books, including Conversations on Art
and
Performance, Plays for the End of the Century, and Interculturalism and
Performance.
Bonnie Marranca is a Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright scholar and is currently
teaching at Princeton University. She is Director of Special Performance
Projects at
Location One.
For more information see:
www.location1.org
www.thebuildersassociation.org
www.alladeen.com
CURRENT & UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS AT LOCATION ONE
May 22- June 28: International Artists in Residence Exhibition
ABOUT LOCATION ONE
Location One (www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center, which
fosters the
convergence of all types of creative expression. We maintain a gallery space
suitable for
every form of performance and exhibition, and within this space, multimedia
net-
broadcasting facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live
and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists from other
countries
to experiment with emerging technologies. Location One is an exploration space
for
continual creative discovery.
GALLERY INFORMATION
Location One is located at 26 Greene Street NYC 10013, between Grand and Canal
Streets.
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
(212) 334-3347
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