Iceland (Work in Progress)


Performing Arts
ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH'S
ICELAND (A WORK-IN-PROGRESS)


THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
SEPTEMBER 13 AND 15, 2001,
8 PM

$16 ($13 WALKER MEMBERS)
AUDITORIUM

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Described as "a meditation on exile, the cataclysmic terror of nature, and the no-less-catastrophic terror of man," Iceland is the latest collaboration from acclaimed writer-director Roger Guenveur Smith and DJ-composer Marc Anthony Thompson, creators of the Obie Award-winning A Huey P. Newton Story (a hit at Out There 2000). Smith's geologically inspired solo performance, complemented by Thompson's original score and video backdrop, takes us volcano-hopping from the tropics to the Arctic and back home to Brooklyn, where we confront man-made disasters. It's a love story, and an astonishing new theatrical creation. A discussion with the artists follows each performance. Co-commissioned by the Walker and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Students receive half-price tickets to the Thursday-night performance.


ROGER GUENVEUR SMITH
IN RESIDENCE SEPTEMBER 10-15

Roger Guenveur Smith will exchange ideas and share insights about his work with artists, students, and community groups. For more information about residency activities, call 612.375.7548 or e-mail.


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THIS PERFORMANCE IS SUPPORTED IN PART WITH FUNDS FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

THE ROGER GUENVEUR RESIDENCY IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS.