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Richard Maxwell

Born in 1967 in West Fargo, North Dakota
Lives and Works in New York

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.

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A 30-second online art project:
LaTurbo Avedon, Morning Mirror / Evening Mirror

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