7:30pm – 8:30pm
Claire Moodey – Richard Foreman Biography (US, 2013)
30 minutes | Segal Theatre
in collaboration with Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade English
The Richard Foreman Biography is a part of The Lower East Side Biography Project, created in 1999 by performance artist Penny Arcade and video producer Steve Zehentner as an ongoing biography series and oral history archive.
About Richard Foreman: He is the founder and artistic director of the non-profit Ontological-Hysteric Theater (1968-present). He has written, directed and designed over fifty of his own plays both in New York City and abroad. Five of his plays have received OBIE awards as best play of the year—and he has received, next to many national and international awards, five other OBIE’S for directing and for “sustained achievement.”
*Followed by a brief discussion with the artists.
The LES Bio Project’s biographies and archive will help to ensure that future generations have access to the mad souls of invention and rebellion that built the Lower East Side’s international reputation as an incubator for authenticity and iconoclasm in art, culture and politics. The project seeks to stem the tide of cultural amnesia by bridging the cultural gap between long time residents and newcomers to the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of New York’s Lower East Side. The project’s biographies cablecast in New York City every Monday at 11pm EST on Time Warner Channel 34, RCN 82, FIOS 33, and stream live on Manhattan Neighborhood Network Channel One.