Monday, May 28, 2007

opening of The Manual Archives

I'm very excited about the upcoming premier from the Manual Archives. This is my friend Susan Simpson's new space and is bound to produce some exciting work. I've seen a reading of the upcoming performance and have watched the new venue come alive over the last few months, (I'm also on the board of Automata) and am convinced that this addition to Silver Lake will be a very welcome one indeed!

Come one! Come all!

THE MANUAL ARCHIVES opens June 8th on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake
with the puppet play LEAD FEET AND NOTHING UPSTAIRS: A History of the Lifelike.
Written and directed by Susan Simpson
With live music by Emily Lacy and Eric Lindley
Costume design by Sarah Brown
Lighting design by Kristy Baltezore
Scenic desgin by Alison Heimstead and Susan Simpson
Performed by Marsian De Lellis, Jackie Kay, Katie Shook, Kendra Ware
and Anne Yatco

THE MANUAL ARCHIVES is a micro performance and exhibition space conducting narrative experiments with decoys, dummies, puppets, avatars, scale replicas, animated devices, apparitional bodies and live human beings.

The Manual Archives dot org

LEAD FEET AND NOTHING UPSTAIRS: A History of the Lifelike is an
experimental marionette play that tells the story of The Ditto
Sisters, identical triplets who set off a rash of architectural and
perhaps human replication in the City of Los Angeles. Throughout the
performance buildings and characters multiply and contract, as many
generations of artificial bodies mimic and interact with one another.

The first in a series of works at The Manual Archives devoted to a newly
invented folklore of Los Angeles.

Please visit the website for calendar and ticket information.

The Manual Archives dot org

THE MANUAL ARCHIVES is a project of AUTOMATA, a nonprofit organization
devoted to the creation, presentation and preservation of puppet
theater, experimental film, pre-cinematic attractions, and other lost
and neglected forms.

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