New York City
Conversations with Barthelme Festival
This is a rare staging of the work of Donald Barthelme, father of postmodern fiction, by an appropriately eclectic array of dance, theatre, and film artists including multiple Bessie Award winner Yoshiko Chuma and Yubiwa Hotel artistic director Shirotama Hitsujiya (one of “The World’s 100 Most Influential Japanese Women,” Newsweek Japan). Also on the program are works by experimental theatre directors Nathan Dame and Harold Lehmann; a multi-disciplinary work by Christopher Pelham and Hazuki Homma; and making its NYC premiere is Jonathan Hayes’ short film “The School” (2003 Worldwide Short Film Festival Audience Award and Sundance Film Festival 2004), adapted from the Barthelme story of the same title. Lighting design is by Poe.