Blues For Smoke Performance Series

Thomas Bradshaw: Lecture on the Blues

SAT, Apr 27, 2013
1:30 pm

Location: Second-floor film and video gallery

Blues for Smoke will be accompanied by a series of concerts, performances and readings showcasing the enduring legacy and innovative possibilities of the blues in contemporary music and live art. Reflecting on the exhibition’s consideration of “the blues” as a political and aesthetic idiom within the visual arts, the performances will showcase contemporary musical forms that extend aspects of the blues legacy.

Thomas Bradshaw
Iconoclastic playwright Thomas Bradshaw has emerged as one of the most provocative and original voices in contemporary theater. His most recent play, Job, was produced by the Flea Theater in Fall 2012 and remounted this past January. For Blues for Smoke, Bradshaw will create a new work directly relating to the exhibition to be premiered at the Whitney.  

"Lecture on the Blues"
Directed by Jim Simpson
Featuring Jeff Biehl and Frank Harts

Running time: 40 minutes

*Not Reviewable*

Excepts from LeRoi Jones' "Dutchman" are presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

April 27
1:30 pm: Purchase tickets
4 pm: Purchase tickets

April 28
1:30 pm: Purchase tickets
4 pm: Purchase tickets

This performance is free with Museum admission, but special tickets are required. For ticket pick-up, present your receipt at will call. Seating will begin ten minutes prior to each performance.

Members: please email memberinfo@whitney.org with your name and membership number to reserve your complimentary tickets.