A few days ago I asked people to send Culturebot their Art Worker Horror Stories. To start things off, here’s actress, playwright and screenwriter Juliana Francis’ tale of her misadventures in commercial acting. I was a squatter in a three-story grand ballroom in a since-demolished
What is it like to be buried alive? To feel the walls closing in on you, to lie in darkness knowing your eyes will never again know light, to be completely and utterly tortured by your own company, never knowing when death will bring relief?
Please excuse your bleary-eyed editor, he was out very, very late last night at one of the best parties ever. Mike Daisey has a short overview here. Were you there? Leave comments, let us know what you think.
Check out this article about GoTour, Culturebot and other performance websites at CNN.com! Its a well-written article and I’m not just saying that because it quotes yours truly. I’d like to take this opportunity to re-iterate that I’m always looking for self-motivated writers & editors
So if you want to be at the biggest downtown art bash of the year, you need to get down to Capitale on Wednesday, May 12th for RAVE REVUE, a party to celebrate Mark Russsell’s 20 years at P.S. 122. Its being put on by
So, a lot of people out there don’t think of Artists as Workers. Everybody who’s in the business of making art will gladly tell you different. Whether its working to make the art or working to support the art, its a challenging gig. So, since
So, as I ‘ve said before, Culturebot don’t do reviews. But I just got back from Noemie LaFrance’s NOIR and let me tell ya, it was really something else. The audience sits in cars in a parking garage as LaFrance’s ensemble of ten dancers enact
What are you doing on Thursday? Sitting around watchin’ TV? Bad idea. You could be at DECADANCE, a benefit for the newly-homeless Collective:Unconscious! It runs from 7 p.m.-Midnight with performances by The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Karen Finley, Neal Medlyn and Julie Atlas Muz. Electrified dessert
From Gameboy Music Battles to Gay Wedding Rock Rallies to Blasphemous Jesus Performance Art, Culturebot has been very, very busy. He is much, much too busy to actually write up all the things he has been going to see and do. Therefore, here’s a list
Recently, I came across a notebook I used while working with the inimitable Richard Foreman, the legendary theater maker and self-proclaimed King of the Avant-Garde. The incomprehensible instructions that follow are quoted exactly as I wrote them, in italics. (photo: Paula Court)
This just in: Under the full moon on Tuesday May 4, beloved performance legend Tom Murrin will present a version of his notorious Full Moon shows, in unprecedented fashion. this is to be a double feature, and a combative one at that. Billed as Alien
I was reading my weekly Flavorpill and I read a listing for a new show by Melanie Hoopes called Weight. Melanie conducted over fifty interviews to create a one-woman show that focuses on the lives of women suffering from eating disorders. Intrigued, I gave Melanie