"My goal is to have some sort of spiritual connection...with the music as a vehicle." — Jen Kwok
“All of the work really is kind of a mirror,” says Morris. “If you do it right, there is enough space for the audience to find themselves in it, and to be able to read whatever they need or want to read into the work. And so it can truly speak to them in a really personal way.”
Extended Play talks to three artists who use theater to empower imprisoned women around the world.
Theater artist Talya Klein recounts her challenging experience with "Habitus," an installation/stage show from multimedia dance company Vector that premiered in March 2015.
“The whole thing about a tech is that the designers are all trapped at tables... So, in a way, the degree to which an audience member is trapped in a seat is very much the way the designers are trapped at their stations."
Performance art duo PearlDamour investigates the corners of America in their latest community engagement experiment and site-specific performance "Milton."
Transforming Documentary Film into Live Spectacle: Sam Green on Exploring the Fleeting Nature of Being Alive
“I don’t want to make a piece that bums people out. You can start to sound precious saying stuff like this, but in my mind, human connection and empathy are some of the highest aims of art."
Sometimes Objects Are Made to Be Used: Jeanine Oleson on Opera, Rocky Horror, and Audience Alienation
Actor Tony Torn talks to artist Jeanine Oleson about her experiments moving opera off the proscenium stage and into the interactive space of the New Museum.
In his new musical “The Universe is a Small Hat,” writer/director César Alvarez invites audiences to build a society on a techno-utopian space colony.