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HENRY MOSKOWITZ – Wake Up (Every Morning)
August 25, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on August 26, 2017 at 8:30pm
WAKE UP (EVERY MORNING) is a tragicomic fever dream that dissects and deconstructs contemporary American culture through language, movement, humor, and unflinching honesty. At times beautiful, at times disturbing,this rapid- fire reflection of our times promises to be confounding and thought- provoking. The play follows four characters, who, through abstract, stream- of- consciousness dialogue, allow us to be privy to their innermost thoughts, contradictions, and demons. We follow these characters through the seeming mundanity of their daily routine, yet the striking imagery and complex language of the play allows us to see the emotional and philosophical cracks within even the most familiar situations. Their story (or lack thereof) is a poetic musing on anxiety, insecurity, and sexuality, and how these themes are affected by the ubiquity of technology and media. Inspired by the work of theater artists Robert Wilson and Richard Foreman, WAKE UP was written at the beginning of 2017, while America was experiencing the beginning of a series of cultural and political shifts that may defy comprehension for many years to come. Though the play is not explicitly political, it is an attempt to document and contemplate the contemporary American zeitgeist.
Friday + Saturday, August 25 + 26 @ 8.30pm
$20 general admission / $15 students, seniors
Henry Moskowitz (Director / Co-Producer) Henry is a Los Angeles-based writer and director, working in both film and theater. Hailing from New York City, his films have played at the renowned Anthology Film Archives, as well as the Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival. Henry began writing experimental plays in high school after reading Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and has directed and performed in theater pieces and performance art in New York and Minnesota.
Grace Phelan (Performer / Co-Producer) Grace is a Los Angeles based director, choreographer, and performer. She has performed at REDCAT, The Wallis Center for Performing Arts, and Anonymous Theater. Grace has presented and performed original work in New York City, Ohio, Maine, France, Scotland, and Ecuador. Grace is the founder and artistic director of The New Euripides. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2012 with a BA in Theater.