Department of English

"Animating the Sontag Archive: From Page to Stage, Literally"

Fri, February 22, 2013 | WIN 2.112

2:00 PM

Free and open to the public.  A talk by Moe Angelos, "Animating the Sontag Archive: From Page to Stage, Literally" Friday, 22 February 2013 at 2pm in WIN 2.112.

Animating the Susan Sontag Archive: From Page to Stage, Literally

Angelos will discuss the adaptation of Susan Sontag's journals for theatrical performance.   How do we take written language which is meant for a solitary viewer (the reader) and convert it into a theatrical grammar that can be read by simultaneously by many (an audience)?  How does lived experience intersect, influence and shape the traces we leave behind? What did the random, untagged pigeon feather “mean” in Sontag’s archive at UCLA?

About Moe Angelos   

Moe Angelos has collaborated with The Builders Association as a performer and writer since the last century and has appeared in several Builders’ productions. Since 1988, Moe has collaborated with The Five Lesbian Brothers, which has received a Bessie, an OBIE and other dustable honors. She has worked at the WOW Café since 1981 and has appeared in the work of many downtown luminaries including Carmelita Tropicana, Anne Bogart, Holly Hughes, Lois Weaver, Kate Stafford, Brooke O’Harra, Half Straddle and The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, to name a few. To hear more of what she has to say about show business, visit the Made Here Project and browse the artists.

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