November 19, 2002
An ongoing series of talks with artists and writers conceived and conducted by Bonnie Marranca.
Regular $5, Students $2, Members Free.
About The Wooster Group
The Wooster Group is an ensemble of artists who collaborate on the development and production of theater and media pieces. Since the early 1970′s, The Wooster Group has played a pivotal role in bringing technically sophisticated and evocative uses of sound, film, and video into the realm of contemporary theater.
The Wooster Group Members
The Wooster Group’s members are Jim Clayburgh, Willem Dafoe, Spalding Gray, Elizabeth LeCompte, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk, and Ron Vawter. Under the direction of LeCompte and with its associates and staff, the Group has created and performed all of its theater pieces at their home base, The Performing Garage, in the Soho district of New York City. The Group’s repertory has toured widely in the US and Europe, as well as to Asia, Australia, Canada, and South America.
Note: Wooster Group member Ron Vawter died April 16, 1994.
The Wooster Group has received numerous awards, including National Endowment, State Arts Council, and the City Department of Cultural Affairs grants. In 1991, the Group was awarded a Village Voice Obie, recognizing 15 years of sustained excellence. That same year, Director Elizabeth LeCompte received an NEA Distinguished Artists Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in American Theater. In 1995, Ms. LeCompte received the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, recognizing outstanding creative achievement in her work with The Wooster Group.
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. In addition to her work in the arts, she is also the editor of The Hudson Valley Reader and American Garden Writing. 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.
Future PerformanceContemporary event
Dialogue with Richard Maxwell :: Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 PM