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10/3/2013 | 9:15 PM to 9:30 PM
A cross-section work-in-progress, programmed and performed by Andrew Schneider This is what it feels like to be alive — right now Read more
10/3/2013 | 8:00 PM to 8:45 PM
The Baroness Is The Future is based on the life and works of poet, found object sculptor and Dadaist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Exploring moments of intersection of her autobiography and poems, the piece explodes her fiery, forceful writings into incantation and dance. Read more
10/3/2013 | 7:30 PM to 8:15 PM
With their next dance/theater work, Alan Smithee Directed This Play, Big Dance Theater liberates film scripts from their narrative moorings to reveal a stunning series of pure film tropes, which meld pathos and politics from iconic films of the American70’s and Cold War Russia. Read more
10/3/2013 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Join Todd Shalom & Niegel Smith for a mostly-indoor participatory walk. A rite that roots and wrests the canvas of self. Read more
10/3/2013 | 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Andrew Ondrejcak continues work on an adaptation of influential Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s A Dream Play. The play presents the scenario of a divine visitation into the contemporary tedium of the everyday human. Read more
10/3/2013 | 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
The founders of the Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure (IPA) infiltrate the PRELUDE Festival, coaxing audience members out of public spaces and into individual psychogeographic journeys through the Graduate Center and the events of the festival itself. Read more
10/3/2013 | 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
The People – L.E.S. is the 6th installment of a serial project created by Big Art Group. It takes place as an hour long live performance simulcast in a 5-channel wide monument sized video on the outside of a public building to a audience viewing from the street. Read more
10/3/2013 | 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
The Office Project is an immersive theatrical experience that invites the audience to join the temporary workforce of Prairie Dog Mutual Life Insurance Company.Installed in actual office space, audiences compete in power games, attend board meetings, fire people and get fired. Read more
10/3/2013 | 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is a new citizen-powered initiative to catalyze art and culture in the public interest and cultivate the public interest in art and culture. Read more
Perfect City is research and art project created in collaboration with experts in urban planning, and with individuals on the margins of cityscapes. Through conversations with both of these groups, the project will try and offer a framework for an impossibly perfect place to live. Read more
10/3/2013 | 4:00 PM
Nature Theater of Oklahoma has launched their own OK Radio podcast: long form conversations in the spirit of the radio conversations of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Listen in as they talk with artists, curators, and instigators from around the world. Nothing is off limits. Read more
10/3/2013 | 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
A J-pop extravaganza in the style of Rakugo with one, Fishy Fisherman, who loves bourbon whiskey. Read more
10/3/2013 | 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Gavin Kroeber leads a conversation with a group of artists who create participatory performance works with social valences, exploring the slippage between theater and the performative act of activism, asking what we gain and lose when art assumes or imitates various forms of civic practice. Read more
10/3/2013 | 4:00 PM to 9:30 PM
US Weekly meets The Onion in The Radish, a cheeky gossip rag devoted to downtown theatre. The Radish covers the highs and lows, the joyful, the questionable, the juicy and the smoothies. La crème de gossip irreverént. Online and in print for special occasions. Read more
10/3/2013 | 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, is a deeply ambient journey through Cao Xueqin’s 18th century Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber.” Read more