ITP Alums in the Prelude Festival
From ITP Alumni, Andrew Schneider (ITP ’07) and Ruth Sergel (ITP ’08)
Thursday September 25th at 7pm
The PRELUDE festival is “a FREE mini-festival and symposium of the very best theatre and performance by NYC-based artists and companies.”
“PRELUDE ’08 features over 20 short performances, readings, and open rehearsals with a focus on works-in-progress for the upcoming 2008-09 season and beyond. PRELUDE ’08 gives audiences the rare chance to see the work of NYC’s most distinctive contemporary theatre under one roof. Experience the in-progress work of the city’s most exciting artists– with panels and talkbacks with some of the most influential players in contemporary NYC performance. ”
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Andrew is part of the “interactive art” night so there are tons of great performances lined up throughout the night. He’s on stage from 7:00 – 7:30 with an additional artist conversation from 8:45 -9:45. He will be showing a work-in-progress piece called “CHN01″ which is more or less “PLEASEURE” again. I’m using a bunch of the EDP set. This performance will be at the MARTIN E. SEGAL THEATRE CENTER at THE CUNY GRADUATE CENTER on Fifth Ave. between 34th and 35th streets.
Featuring the work of Ruth Sergel:
Alchemy of Light melds 19th century illusionism with current interactive technologies to depict the life of the legendary Torrini.
Thursday, Sept 25
Ruth Sergel’s ward-winning films have been screened at New Directors/New Films (Museum of Modern Art) and the Tribeca Film Festival. Created with the generous support of the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, the films have been broadcast on PBS and IFC. Recent video for live performance works include BOO! in the Czech Republic and DON’T WORRY at the Torino Contemporanea. Ruth holds a masters degree from ITP where she created the interactive documentaries TURING MACHINE, ETHEL and MAGIC BOX. Her community projects include CHALK, an annual commemoration of the Triangle Factory Fire and VOICES OF 9.11, a people’s video oral history archive which was exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the New York Historical Society. Currently, Ruth is a resident researcher at ITP and an artist-in-residence at the HERE Arts Center. www.streetpictures.org