Large Likenesses: The Work of Theodora Skipitares: Brief Performance + Discussion

MAR 17, 2014 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


March 17, 2014: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM





Join us for an exploration of the inventive and highly theatrical world of artist and director Theodora Skipitares. Trained as a sculptor and theatre designer, Skipitares has been creating personal solo performances since the late 1970’s. Skipitares work features realistic, life-size puppet figures, as well as miniature ones, who become the performers in large-scale works that include live music, film, video, and documentary texts. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and most recently at the Whitney Museum.  Among her many honors, Skipitares has garnered a UNIMA Citation for Excellence in Puppetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Fellowship, and a McKnight Playwriting Fellowship.
Afternoon Session:
Screenings of Trilogy: Iphigenia; Odyssey; Helen, Queen of Sparta; and The Traveling Players Present the Women of Troy.
Evening Session:
A excerpted performance of Skipitares’ upcoming work The Chairs featuring Judith Malina and others. Conversation with legendary performance artist Martha Wilson.