November 19, 2017: A shared evening with John Jesurun, David Thomson
Playwright/director John Jesurun will present a section from a new short-form piece. He will also revisit his 1990 play Everything That Rises Must Converge.
David Thomson will present an excerpt from a larger work, he his own mythical beast, a series of performance installations reflecting on various questions of identity and perception.
All Sundays on Broadway events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at About Weisacres. Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Sundays on Broadway events are free and open to the public.
John Jesurun-playwright/director/media artist. Since 1982: text,direction,design for over 30 pieces including: the 61 episode CHANG IN A VOID MOON, EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, SNOW and the media trilogy: DEEP SLEEP/WHITE WATER/BLACK MARIA. Fellowships include NEA, MacArthur, Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Asian Cultural Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts. Published by TCG, PAJ, NoPassport Press, “Shatterhand Massacree and other Media Texts” published by Performing Arts Journal. Past projects include FAUST~HOW I ROSE/ BAM, PHILOKTETES/Soho Rep.“Philoktetes”/Kyoto Performing Arts Center with Hideo Kanze, FIREFALL/DTW, STOPPED BRIDGE OF DREAMS/La Mama, Jeff Buckley video “Last Goodbye”, Harry Partch’s opera “Delusion of the Fury”/Japan Society. Teaching: Justus Liebig University/Giessen, Goethe University, Frankfurt, DASARTS Amsterdam, NYU, Tokyo University, Kyoto University of Art+ Design, Bard College, Carnegie Mellon. His webserial SHADOWLAND can be seen on Vimeo. Future projects include new episodes of SHADOWLAND and CHANG IN A VOID MOON, “Distant Observer” a collaboration with Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura at La Mama in March 2018. Website: johnjesurun.googlepages.com
David Thomson, a native New Yorker, has primarily worked as a collaborative performer/creator in the fields of music, dance, theater and performance with such artists as Bebe Miller (’83-’86, ’03-’06), Trisha Brown (’87-’93), Susan Rethorst, Remy Charlip, Marta Renzi, Ralph Lemon (’99-’10), Sekou Sundiata, Tracie Morris, Meg Stuart, Dean Moss/Layla Ali, Alain Buffard, Marina Abramović, Yvonne Rainer and Maria Hassabi among many others. His work has been presented and supported by The Kitchen, Danspace Project at St Mark’s Church, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research at Judson Church, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Gibney Dance Center, LMCC,The Invisible Dog and The Yard. Thomson is a Bessie award-winning artist for Sustained Achievement (2001), a 2012 USArtist Ford Fellow, a 2013 NYFA Fellow in Choreography, a Yaddo and MacDowell Fellow and a Rauschenberg AIR. www.davidhamiltonthomson.com