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In a town called Grid, balladeers compete for the affections of beautiful women.
Ode to the Man Who Kneels is an anti-style musical about the violent quest for love and the latest work from OBIE Award winner Richard Maxwell. One of the truly original voices to emerge from New York’s experimental theatre scene in recent years, Maxwell has been described as “the deadpan guy”. Stripped of affectation, the speech and mannerisms of the characters in his plays and musicals may seem unusually pokerfaced but the end results are unexpectedly lyrical and often hilarious.
Ode to the Man Who Kneels has just finished a critically acclaimed run at New York’s Performing Garage. Here’s a selection of reviews – New York Times, Time Out New York, The New Yorker, The Village Voice.
Irish Press Reviews “awkwardly funny and mystifyingly involving” Irish Times
Written, Composed and Directed by RICHARD MAXWELL
Sets and Lighting SASCHA VAN RIEL
Costumes TORY VAZQUEZ
Dramaturgy TOM KING
With: JIM FLETCHER (the Man Who Stands), ANNA KOHLER (the Woman Who Waits), EMILY CASS MCDONNELL (Juny), GREG MEHRTEN (the Man Who Kneels) and BRIAN MENDES (the Dashing Man)
Music performed by RICHARD MAXWELL and SCOTT SHERRATT
Co-producers, Belluard Bollwerk International, Arsenic, Auewirleben, Buda Kunstencentrum, Grütli Theater and Kunstencentrum Vooruit. Accomodation partners
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February 10 2020, at 05:04pm
Project Arts Centre is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Marketing, Communications & Engagement team. We are delighted to welcome Veronica Dyas (Access & Engagement Officer), Sorcha FitzGerald (Marketing & Communications Officer) and Astrid Newman (Marketing & Communications Officer) to the Project family. The team will work to further develop audiences and grow opportunities for engagement across our busy performance and visual arts programmes. Welcome to the big blue building! Veronica Dyas joins the team in the brand new position of part-time Access & Engagement Officer. Veronica is an artist working through theatre, new text & installation. Facilitation, Action & LOVE…Read More
February 03 2020, at 05:51pm
This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…Read More