Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Welcome to NIGHT SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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Happy New Year from nerve

Our shadow selves  . . .

 

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Christopher Marlowe’s sense of sin  . . .

 

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A classroom of masks, of the body, of every student’s heart’s desire . . .

 

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The music of the spheres . . .

 

NIGHT SCHOOL, nerve’s immersive adaptation of Marlowe’s timeless and achingly relevant FAUSTUS, opened its doors 1/21/17, to brilliant results. Our scholars loved their lessons in the dark, and the ensemble learned a few things, too. Thank you all!

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KK photo courtesy Rick Lieder, production photos courtesy The Divine Iguana.

Fun will save us all

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Fun is joy’s baby brother, and they go around together a lot. Let’s look for them in 2017, let’s aid and abet them, let’s have all the fun we can making the good things happen even if they happen in the dark. Because as George Michael (who knew how to rock the Ray-Bans) taught us, you’ve got to have faith. Happy New Year!

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Photo courtesy Rick Lieder.

Going WILD at the desk

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Notes, more notes, the portrait, the 1590’s coin that dangles from the portrait, the mood board . . . All of it Marlowe, all of it WILD.

 

[Photo courtesy Rick Lieder.]

Time to go to school

Friday, November 11th, 2016

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“In a dark time,” Roethke says, “the eye begins to see.”

Artists of all disciplines have a responsibility to their art, whatever form it takes, to see without flinching and to tell truly what is seen.

It is my privilege as an artist and collaborator to be working with Marlowe’s words and my immensely talented creative team, to present NIGHT SCHOOL the day after Inauguration Day, 2017. Time to learn what our time teaches us.

Playing together in the dark

Monday, October 24th, 2016

 

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Collaboration is a tricky, alchemical thing: when it works, it works immediately, effortlessly, gleefully, thoughtfully. When it doesn’t  . . .  It really doesn’t.

Working on NIGHT SCHOOL with Rena Hopkins, Ben Willis, Rachael Ahn Harbert, and Marianne Brass – this collaboration works, the mind enacted in the physical world, eyes ears muscles brain, making the real even more real. It’s a lab, it’s a poem, it’s a playground. And we learn from one another, so for us it’s night school, too.

[Photos courtesy Rick Lieder: Rena Hopkins/ALI<E, Ben Willis/Garden of Earthly Delights, Rachael Ahn Harbert/the Heights, Marianne Brass/ALI<E. ]

Work hard, play hard, repeat

Friday, October 14th, 2016

This month I’m working and playing especially hard.

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– talking literature – what it’s for, how it changes us – with the bright and engaging students  at Cranbrook Kingswood . . .

– joining in the amazing yearly #TheLiteraryOthers LGBT reading event at Roof Beam Reader, with a post that looks at how we act when we act out our truest selves . . .

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– popping up in the Indie Spotlight at TNBBC’s The Next Best Book Blog to talk about CHRISTOPHER WILD  . . .

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– going into rehearsals for NIGHT SCHOOL, my newest nerve production, based on Marlowe’s immortal DOCTOR FAUSTUS and inspired by the “Night School” section of, yes, CHRISTOPHER WILD . . .

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– and heading to St. Paul MN to be guest of honor and present a solo performance piece, “The Art of Darkness,” at Arcana 46.

And every day I’m at my desk, working hard and having wild fun with CHRISTOPHER WILD. Whee, what a month!

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