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Generator (Pestilence Part 1)
Conceived, Written & Directed by Jack Waters
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:00PM
The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
The Downstairs is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place
Runtime: 80 minutes no intermission
Conceived, Written & Directed by Jack Waters | Production Design by Peter Cramer
A meditation on the AIDS epidemic as cultural phenomenon, Generator: Pestilence Part 1 is about how a virus can infect and affect us all. A cycle of beginnings and endings, expressionistic and experimental. The narrative begins with a spark of energy triggering life on our planet in a collectively generated intervention where art, social practice, and technology are activated as a living, breathing Venn diagram with performance, moving image, light, sound, choreography, immersive interactive media and even fragrance.
This is the first of a three-part cycle in collaboration with John Michael Swartz and Mike Cacciatore of the queer skinned “kitchen band” NYOBS, and the nearly 40-year partnership of Jack Waters and Peter Cramer. Known for their challenging and innovative interventions in art and politics, Generator is a homecoming - a return to Cramer and Waters’ theatrical roots at La MaMa where their early performance works premiered in 1987.
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