2012 Biennial Residencies

Richard Maxwell
in Residence

WED, Apr 25, 2012
11 am–2 pm

Location: Fourth Floor

Untitled, 2012
A new play by Richard Maxwell and New York City Players. Commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, for the 2012 Whitney Biennial

For one week, playwright and director Richard Maxwell will make theater in the Museum, reframing rehearsal as an open and publicly presented activity. When the Museum is open to the public, Maxwell and his theater company, New York City Players, will work on a new original play, proceeding with no intent beyond a commitment to the specificity of the circumstances. Taking here as basic tenets the open gallery, the text, the movements of his actors, and the audience gathering in a room, Maxwell’s practice defines and radically reconfigures the boundaries of theater. His work’s deep concern for finding a complex and rigorously designed reality has led to eschewing both avant-garde clichés and the entrenched theatrical techniques of naturalism.

OPEN REHEARSALS
April 25, 26, 28, and 29
11 am–2 pm
2:45–6 pm
April 27

1–4:30 pm
5:30–9 pm

Free with Museum admission; no special ticketing required.