WestFest a cutting edge curated festival of emerging and established movement artists.
Observe artists in their natural habitat and meet and hear PEN authors with this exclusive peek inside Westbeth Artists’ Housing. Continue reading
8 artists examine the day-to-day existence of the 21st century human via innovative figurative artwork.
The work of 40 visual and performing artists, curated by Steve Clorfeine. Continue reading
A mainstay of children’s theater in New York since the 1970’s. Continue reading
Inventive puppetry, both shadow and practical, create a world where Richard reigns as the master manipulator. Continue reading
A film screening of the 1973 Open Theater production, directed by Joe Chaikin
Performance by The Open Theater, directed by Joseph Chaikin, a fluid montage of scenes, ideas and personalities, mostly created by the actors themselves in rehearsal, called “the mutation show.” With Joseph Chaikin, Raymond Barry, Shami Chaikin, Tina Shepard, Paul Zimet, Ellen Maddow, Tom Lillard, Jo Ann Schidman, presenting such characters as the tinker, the petrified man, the bird lady, the man who smiles, and the man who hits himself, a boy in a box, the animal girl, the ringmaster. Often the “language” is sound without dialogue. Often the “plot” refers to primal processes like learning to walk, learning civilization. At the conclusion each actor introduces himself/herself and gives background, biography, description of family, hair, eyes, etc. Each actor holds an early picture of himself. 1973.”
Featuring Natalia Sharymova, Alex AG and Dmitry Kravtsov. Innovative approaches to the art of photography, ranging from traditional to “new”.