Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yale Announces No Boundaries Programs

NO BOUNDARIES, a series of global performances presented by Yale Repertory Theatre and World Performance Project at Yale announces its 2010-11 season, which includes the American premiere of The Case of the Spectator, by Spanish performance artist María Jerez; The Method Gun, by the American ensemble-based company Rude Mechs; and a special preview engagement of Nameless forest, a collaboration by American choreographer and video artist Dean Moss and South Korean sculptor Sungmyung Chun.

NO BOUNDARIES celebrates the diversity of voices and experiences in today’s world. NO BOUNDARIES explores—and explodes—the frontiers of theatrical invention through cutting-edge, thought-provoking dance, music, and theatre.

THE CASE OF THE SPECTATOR
SPAIN
Created and Performed by María Jerez
September 23-24 at 8PM
September 25 at 7PM and 9PM
Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street)

Solo performer María Jerez is both sleuth and video artist in The Case of the Spectator, a surreal thriller tinged with subversive humor. Equipped with a television and video camera, Jerez plays an armchair femme fatale who unravels the mysterious murders of a series of blonde bombshells. Over the course of the evening, Jerez deconstructs and reimagines iconic mid-twentieth-century crime fiction.

Performed in English.
For mature audiences.
The running time for The Case of the Spectator is approximately 1 hour.

THE METHOD GUNUSA
Written by Kirk Lynn
Directed by Shawn Sides
Created by Rude Mechs

February 23-February 26 at 8PM
Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street)

Acting guru Stella Burden suddenly and mysteriously moves to South America, leaving behind her devoted company members in the midst of a nine-year rehearsal process for A Streetcar Named Desire. In The Method Gun, the diaries and letters of Burden’s followers are pieced together to recreate the company’s final months of rehearsal. With biting wit and surprising tenderness, The Method Gun reveals the ecstasy and excesses of performance, the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, and the indelible impact of mentors.

For mature audiences.
The running time for The Method Gun is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

Nameless forest
KOREA/USA

Conceived and directed by Dean Moss
in collaboration with Sungmyung Chun
Co-produced by Gametophyte, Inc. and MAPP International Productions

Special Preview Engagement
March 31-April 2 at 8PM
Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street)

American video artist and choreographer Dean Moss and acclaimed South Korean sculptor Sungmyung Chun fuse theatre, dance, video, and sculpture in Nameless forest. Layers of diary fragments, war zone imagery, mirror and neon effects, and an original environmental score combine to explore the relationship between performer and viewer. This special preview engagement gives New Haven audiences an exclusive sneak peek into the cross-cultural, multidisciplinary process behind an innovative collaboration.

The running time for Nameless forest is approximately one hour.

TICKETSTickets for The Case of the Spectator and Nameless forest are $35. Tickets for The Method Gun are $25-$45. Student, senior and group rates are also available for all performances. Tickets may be purchased online at www.yalerep.org/noboundaries, by phone (203) 432-1234, and in person at the Yale Rep Box Office (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street).

RELATED PROGRAMS

No Boundaries offers a variety of programs that allow audiences to engage with its diverse group of artists before and after the performances. All events are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

WORKSHOPS
Audiences are invited to participate in interactive studio sessions with No Boundaries artists in their areas of expertise.

LECTURES
Prominent scholars in the fields of art history, dance, and performance studies contextualize and draw forth themes relating to the No Boundaries artists and their work.

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Urgent topics raised by the No Boundaries performances are discussed by the artists and prominent scholars.

MASTER’S TEAS
Yale’s residential colleges host informal talks with No Boundaries artists on everything from career paths to meaningful life choices.

TALK BACKS
Q&A sessions with the No Boundaries artists are held immediately following the performances.

A schedule of related programs for each No Boundaries presentation will be announced. For more information, please visit www.yale.edu/wpp and www.yalerep.org/noboundaries.

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