AMERICAN THEATRE | Mabou Mines Declares Resident Artists Showings

Lydia Jialu Li, Sarah Finn, and Jovon Outlaw.

NEW YORK CITY: The efficiency collective Mabou Mines has named its 2023 resident artists, Lydia Jialu Li, Sarah Finn, and Jovon Outlaw, who will present their work June 8-10 on the theatre’s house within the East Village.

Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program (RAP), established in 1991 by firm co-founder Ruth Maleczech, is a laboratory for rising artists to experiment with efficiency concepts. This system provides artists the chance to work in residence at Mabou Mines, the place they obtain rehearsal/efficiency house, a stipend, mentoring, and administrative and technical help. Contributors attend month-to-month conferences, creating a creative group by way of shared concepts in a forum-like setting.

Lydia Jialu Li’s “Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title),” Sarah Finn’s “Our our bodies like dams,” and Jovon Outlaw’s “Human|Humane.”

Lydia Jialu Li‘s Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title) is described as “a kaleidoscopic chronicle of a lady’s metamorphosis between 1993 to in the present day.”

Sarah Finn’s Our our bodies like dams is a dwell multi-media efficiency “set in a hand-crafted flooding metropolis,” using puppetry, miniature units, wearable sculpture, live-feed cameras, dance, and immersive sound to inform this “half love story, half eco-fantasy.”

Jovon Outlaw’s Human|Humane is an immersive efficiency artwork piece and an experimental documentary, during which viewers members are guided to look at the concepts of individuality and emotion within the physique.

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