Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson curate the 5th annual Special Effects Festival in NYC January 11-13, 2018 at The Wild Project in the East Village. Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a network of over 7K artists who are part of contemporaryperformance.com, the festival samples […]
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Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson are published in “Imagined Theatres” this month. http://amzn.to/2pBAeVo Imagined Theatres collects hypothetical performances written by nearly one hundred leading theorists and artists of the contemporary stage. These dramatic fragments, prose poems, and microfictions describe imaginary events that put theory itself onstage. Each no longer than a page, and accompanied by a […]
This Summer, Caden Manson will be leading a week long workshop titled, Frameworks: Digital Devising For Contemporary Performance at La Mama International’s Director’s Symposium in Umbria, Italy July 23-30, 2017. During the workshop, students will be introduced to some of the key terms and techniques Manson uses for developing work with his company Big Art Group. […]
Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson have been published in Yale’s Theater Magazine. They were part of “What Could We Build, or Is the Future Already Behind Us?: A Forum” during Prelude15 Festival along with David Levine, David Conison, Ryan McNamara, Alexandro Segade, and Tom Sellar. Available online at Duke Journals. “For the 2015 Prelude festival, held at New York’s Martin E. Segal Theatre […]
Big Art Group’s interview is out about Frank Castorf in Theater der Zeit’s Arbeitsbuch 2016! Thanks to Matt Cornish http://ow.ly/7kYt302gbo2 From the book “Endstation Amerika” in Santiago de Chile, “The Master and Margarita” in Moscow, “Pension Schöller: The Battle” in Belgrade, “Dämonen” in Paris – Frank Castorf’s transhistoric and transgeographical aesthetics has outgoing from the mother […]
© Grant Shaffer “New York-based performers Big Art Group came home to Abrons Arts Center this month, with their show The People, an experiment in democracy-building as only this adventurous, tech-savvy company could imagine it.” Click here to read the full article. http://exeuntmagazine.com/features/with-democracy-and-theater-for-all/
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Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson spoke with Mette Garfield, co editor of the Danish Theater Magazine Teater1, on the occasion of Big Art Group’s performances of THE PEOPLE – LES at Abrons Arts Center in New York. In the article and interview Big Art Group discusses the performance of democracy, contemporary tragedy, and Big Art […]
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