Bitter Bierce

August 20-24, 2002

An electronic presentation of a new work-in-progress
written and directed by Mac Wellman

With Stephen Mellor as Ambrose Bierce
Online artists: Isabelle Jenniches (in Amsterdam), Fran¬ćois Bucher (Colombia), Heather Wagner (New Jersey)

Tuesday August 20st at 8pm
Wednesday August 21st at 8pm
Thursday August 22nd at 8pm*
Friday August 23rd 8pm*
Saturday August 24th 8pm*
* Performance by live actor

Free Admission

August 21st-24th (12-6pm), Location One will continuously show an electronic presentation of Bitter Bierce that incorporates the prior night’s performance.

Two-time Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman will present, in collaboration with a team of Location One artists, a new work-in-progress entitled “Bitter Bierce,” based on the life and works of satirist, critic, journalist, novelist and short-story writer Ambrose Bierce.

In this unique collaboration between Mac Wellman and an international group of Location One artists each performance will combine live and electronic elements; a live actor will perform at three of the five scheduled events; artists connected to a network both locally and remotely will respond to the performer and the script using collaborative software to manipulate in realtime video images and audio elements. These large-scale images will then be projected onto the gallery walls and online at

Location One is most grateful to the New York State Council on the Arts and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs for their generous support of this project.