Artists Studio: James Hannaham & Annie Dorsen

“Hannaham is never lacking in ambition.”
The New York Times

“The same combination of speed, breadth and complexity that makes [Dorsen] a thrilling conversationalist means any note taker faces a Sisyphean task.”
The Guardian

On the eve of the 2020 election, PEN/Faulkner Award-winner and co-founder of the performance group, Elevator Repair Service, James Hannaham, is joined by MacArthur Fellow and Obie Award-winning artist Annie Dorsen in what promises to be an unforgettable event of provocative ideas and conversation. Hannaham, a writer, monologist, and visual artist, has a vision of America that will reach out, explore and explode with the incomparable Dorsen. Together, the two will algorithmically generate monologues that draw on infamous 20th-century speeches as well as other, earlier writings about astrophysics, astronomy, afro-futurism, black space cults, Melanesian cargo cults, and trash on the moon.


Image: Photo by Hannah Ensor

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October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22 at 7pm & 9pm
Tickets $45 (plus fees)

This performance has been canceled.

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