Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY Announces PRELUDE.12 Artist Lineup, 10/3-5

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY has unveiled the artist lineup and program schedule for the highly anticipated PRELUDE.12, the ninth annual PRELUDE festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theatre, dance, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance. In its largest lineup ever, PRELUDE.12 will present more than 40 short performances, readings, and screenings -as well as panel discussions with artists, scholars and performers.

The curators of PRELUDE.12 have collaborated with the Segal Center to offer audiences a completely free survey of the current New York moment and the work being prepared for the 2012/13 season and beyond. PRELUDE.12 is a place to discover what voices are shaping the future of theatre and performance in NYC, to observe, engage, commune, and critique.

To enhance and continue the festival's discourse, PRELUDE.12 has teamed up with Culturebot (www.culturebot.org) and Contemporary Performance (www.contemporaryperformance.org) who will serve as our Critical Partners. These online publications will embed writers within the festival to foster critical dialogue before, during, and after the festival's span.

All performances are free and open to the public.

The artists and projects of PRELUDE.12 are:

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

5-6pm Daniel Fish, The Dollar General

6-7:30PM Niegel Smith, Eat Me, Drink Me, Homo (PRELUDE.12 Commission) [Outside

Walk, space very limited]

6:30-10PM MANIFESTOS 2012

(alphabetical)

FAYE DRISCOLL

Richard Foreman, untitled

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ AND THE POWERFUL PEOPLE, The Problem With Dancing

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

David Levine, Bad Art & Objecthood

CADEN MANSON / BIG ART GROUP, Manifesto: After Spectacularity

TINA SATTER / HALF STRADDLE, Schmoetics (a Poetics talk by Tina Satter)

Jay Scheib, Jay Scheib: Untitled Ecologies

Maria Striar

Mac Wellman

LEAH NANAKO WINKLER / EVERYWHERE THEATER GROUP, WORK HARD PLAY HARDER a manifesto by a next generation theatre maker

10PM-12AM AVANT-CABARET SPECTACULAR [at the Gershwin Hotel]

Poor Baby Bree

Cole Escola

Bridget Everett

Jenn Harris

Molly Pope

Guest curated and hosted by Adam Feldman

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4

4-10PM VIDEO KILLED THE THEATER STAR (Installations)

ANONYMOUS ENSEMBLE, LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!

Hannah Bos / TIMELESS SEASONS, Timeless Seasons

JEFF LARSON, A Store of Sucking Stones

DJ MENDEL, Crazy For The Ballet

TINA SATTER / HALF STRADDLE, Secret Notebooks

4-5PM LUCAS HNATH and Sarah Benson, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney

4-5PM DISCUSSION: Imitation of Participation

5:15-5:45PM WILLiam Burke, Furry

6-6:45 NELLIE TINDER, Raise Your Voice in Medieval Counterpoint

5:30-6PM Heidi Schreck and Ken Rus Schmoll, What the Constitution Means to Me

6:30-7:30PM Annie Dorsen, Spoken Karaoke

7-8PM Jack Ferver, All of a Sudden

8-9PM ANDREW ONDREJCAK and SHARA WORDEN, Kings of Macedonia




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