John Moletress presents "Jarman (all this maddening beauty)" at Queer New York International Arts Festival (QNYIA)
John Moletress (U.S.)
Jarman (all this maddening beauty) (NYC premiere)
Saturday, September 19, 8pm
Abrons Arts Center, Experimental Theater
Tickets: $15 / abronsartscenter.org
Jarman (all this maddening beauty) is a solo performance work inspired by avant-garde queer filmmaker Derek Jarman. Evocative poetry, lush new music, and a multimedia landscape combine to create a theatrical event exploring the meaning of beauty and art. The project marks a continuing collaboration between the bold performance ensemble force/collision and award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. Jarman looks at how the specter of illness affects the making of art, and at the changes in cultural, transatlantic perceptions of queer artistry since Jarman’s time.
John Moletress is a multidisciplinary artist who combines the cerebral and the visceral in performance through collaborations with artists of mixed disciplines. He is founding director of the performance ensemble force/collision, an educator for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and was awarded the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre for his cofounding of Factory 449. As well as directing premieres by other playwrights, Moletress has had work performed at theaters such as Arena Stage and La MaMa ETC, and has been a recipient of multiple awards from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Creative Communities Fund.