Some would argue that there is nothing wrong with money from those who have too much and using it to support yourself and your community— a creative Robin Hood of sorts. But is taking advantage of a convenient situation the same as being complicit?
I don’t think it’s our job to banish the darkness. But I think it’s our job to understand that the light locates us in this womb. It locates us in this infinite and ever expanding universe. And it gives us an opportunity to be present.
I feel tension between practice and permission. I relish in the freedom and the challenge to make what I can make with the time and resources that I already have at my disposal.
SUPERSTITIONS inhabits a world that relies on the use of language, strangeness, incongruities that are made congruous at unexpected times throughout.
In PREPAREDNESS, a mandatory HR session threatens the survival of a college theater department.
Not a “solo show” but also not not a solo show
A catalyst, a deep breath together, a gathering.
Gassman is the real article, the authentic listener, who has heard in the city’s woke and hip aspirations, its angry and tired lives, and its ever-evolving demography the real meaning of ordinary anguish.
A dominating thread of grief and healing wound its way through La MaMa Moves! 2021 and most of the artists brought song and storytelling into a festival that, as curator Nicky Paraiso acknowledged was full of resilient artists “making work that is essential and true to this pivotal moment in time.”
Somehow, it made perfect sense that we did it during a global pandemic. I think we created something that does three things; captures our current reality, comments on the future, and will hopefully have a long, relevant life after we’re through the other side.
On Friday, a battle against nightmares. On Saturday, the struggle to accomplish one basic task. On Sunday, a dinosaur trying to jump-rope. And on Sunday, the crushing weight of depression.
Live art is still here, and as Shelley understood two centuries ago, it will remain alive for as long as we do.