New York Live Arts Presents the World Premiere of Cynthia Hopkins' A LIVING DOCUMENTARY, 3/5-8
New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of Cynthia Hopkins' A Living Documentary, March 5 - 8 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. Called a "breathtaking visionary" by TimeOut New York, Hopkins presents her sixth and newest evening-length work, a comedic, no-nonsense reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century.
Intertwining elements of musical comedy, documentary and fiction, A Living Documentary intersperses autobiographical storytelling with portrayals of semi-fictional comedic characters, all the while asking myriad questions about the realities of professional artistic life in New York City. A veritable departure from past works, A Living Documentary presents a stripped-down, one-woman-show, in which Hopkins plays both herself and an eclectic cast of characters. Featuring a number of Hopkins' original compositions, both live and recorded music will accompany the work.
A Living Documentary is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts. The work was developed, in part, through a residency at The Watermill Center, in partnership with New York Live Arts and through the Suitcase Fund exchange at Bunker (Slovenia).
Performances will take place in New York Live Arts' Theater. Come Early Conversations and Stay Late Discussions will also be featured with two shows, as well as a related Shared Practice Workshop on Mar 8 (see complete schedule below). Tickets are $30 and may be purchased online at newyorklivearts.org/season, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office. Box Office hours are Mondayto Friday from 1 to 9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 8pm.