SEPTEMBER 12 – 25 2004
HERE ARTS CENTER
DITCH THE NICHE.
For New Georges’ MANFEST, the brainchild of affiliated artist Brooke Brod, we commissioned 6 playwrights to write short plays from the perspective of a man or men.
And presented those plays in two rotating evenings, along with a bunch of satellite events, listed here…
THE CONVERSATIONS: TO DITCH OR NOT TO DITCH
On Authenticity curated by Brooke Brod
On Writing the Other curated by Emily DeVoti co-presented with The Brooklyn Rail
On Acting the Other curated by and co-presented with The Queen’s Company
On Collaboration curated by Anne Kauffman co-presented with New Dramatists
and a drag king workshop with Diane Torr: Diane Torr has been famously teaching women to be “a man for a day” since 1989. Each participant in her two-day workshop receives an individual make-over, complete with facial hair, and learns to take up space, walk, eat, pick up objects, smile… as a man. You’ll need to bring hair gel, a wide elasticated bandage (5 inches minimum) to bind breasts, and a fake penis (condom stuffed with cotton wool, for example), as well as your own male clothes.The workshop culminates in a visit to a public place, where you’ll test your new identity.
SONYA SOBIESKI (with composer Jana Zielonka)
SAMUEL A. GATES
J. ELAINE MARCOS