Art Work: Maria Irene Fornes Documentary
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium (Room N101), Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, N 101 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003
The Arts department at Lang invites you to a film screening of the "The Rest I Make Up" a documentary about Maria Irene Fornes, followed by conversation with the film maker, Michelle Memran.
Maria Irene Fornes is often referred to as American theater's "Mother Avant-Garde." When she gradually stops writing due to dementia, an unexpected friendship with filmmaker Michelle Memran reignites her spontaneous creative spirit and triggers a collaboration that picks up where the pen left off. Theater luminaries such as Edward Albee, Ellen Stewart, Lanford Wilson, and others weigh in on Fornes's important contributions. The duo travels from New York to Havana, Miami to Seattle, exploring the playwright's remembered past and their shared present. What began as an accidental collaboration becomes a story of love, creativity, and connection that persists even in the face of forgetting.
Art Work Talks is a ongoing series that hosts innovative artists who speak about the artistic process on special evenings at Lang. Students gain access to the intimate workings of some of the most influential artists practicing in the city today. In an intimate setting, the artists detail their creative process, speak about new productions, and examine their most famous works.
The series is curated by the Department Chairs throughout The Arts department at Eugene Lang College.
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