Event - Nonfiction to Performance Workshop with L.M. Bogad

Nonfiction to Performance Workshop with L.M. Bogad

09.24.16, 2:00 pm

L. M. Bogad is an author, performer, and the founding Director of the Center for Tactical Performance, based in Berkeley, California. Bogad writes, performs, and strategizes with mischievous artists such as the Yes Men, Agit-Pop, and La Pocha Nostra. He is a veteran of the Lincoln Center Theatre Director’s Laboratory, and a co-founder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army.

Participants must bring nonfictional texts they want to work with in performance–ideally archival government texts, but others would do.  Bring more than one document on the same topic, perhaps from different perspectives.

This is a practical performance workshop class, emphasizing the creation of original performances based on non-fictional texts.  These can range from government documents, newspaper articles, historical primary sources, eyewitness accounts, lists of chemical ingredients, instructional manuals, etc.  Students should choose a subject matter that ignites their passion/anger/sense of humor.

Free but RSVP requested to preddy@queensmuseum.org

New Books by L.M. Bogad:

Tactical Performance: The Theory and Practice of Serious Play

Electoral Guerrilla Theatre: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements 

Cointelshow: A Patriot Act (a darkly satirical play about Cointelpro)