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The Mother of Invention: LeCompt/Wooster Group

February 23, 7 pm8 pm.
19 The Wooster Group – THE MOTHER – photo by Nurith Wagner-Strauss – Jim Fletcher, Kate Valk, Ari Fliakos, Erin Mullin_4784

The Wooster Group’s director Elizabeth LeCompte and performer Kate Valk will present video excerpts from the Group’s production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother: his 1932 learning play about how to be a revolutionary. The Mother is the Group’s first staging of Brecht, and the result is a dialogue between two influential experimental theater methodologies. LeCompte and Valk will discuss their process and the Group’s innovative use of video and sound technology in live performance. The Wooster Group has made more than 40 theater works and 22 media pieces since its founding in 1975. Its work tours internationally and has been featured in numerous museum and gallery shows. @thewoostergroup

Credit: Nurith Wagner-Strauss/Wiener Festwochen.

  • This event occurs in person at the National Arts Club.
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New York, 10003