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February 3, 2015

Articulate Theatre - The Skin of Our Teeth

Articulate Theatre Company kicks off its 2015 season with its presentation of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer-Prize-winning play The Skin of Our Teeth at TADA! Theatre, 15 West 28th St. The limited engagement runs from March 5 to March 22:

General performances: Thurs to Sun at 7p
Afternoon matinees: March 15 and March 22 at 2pm
Special evening performance: Wed, March 18th

The production is an Equity-approved showcase. Tickets are $18, and available online at www.articulatetheatre.com, or can be purchased at the door. Running time is three hours, including intermission. For press/media tickets and interviews, please contact ATCcompTix@gmail.com or 917.921.6760.

For the first time in 17 years, The Skin of Our Teeth comes back to a New York City stage. Why? Because of the incredible topicality of the play's theme: our survival against impending disasters of natural and man-made origin: climate change, political corruption, war - as frightening now as they were in 1942. Refreshingly, Wilder (and Articulate Theatre) believe in humankind's resilience -- we will survive!

The Skin of Our Teeth takes place in an Absurdist playground where the audience can never feel sure of its footing. Artistic Director Cat Parker says, "Wilder was ahead of his time in many ways. Using 'meta' theatre long before it was en vogue, Wilder makes his characters break the fourth wall periodically to remind the audience that this is our world he is talking about, even if we are watching woolly mammoths, biblical floods, and a cast that can't decide if they're on stage or in therapy."

Directed by Articulate Theatre Company Artistic Director Cat Parker, the play features:
David Palmer Brown (George) [King Lear; Dracula]
Joanne Dorian (Maggie) [One Life to Live; Solitaire, Double Solitaire]
Jennifer Wilson McGuire (Sabina) [Better Living; Boston Marriage]
Peter Collier (Henry) [Henry V; A Thousand Deaths]
Diane Terrusa (Gladys) [Fish Face; Gypsy]
Lisa Barri (Fortune Teller) [Richard III; ShadowBox]
Bob Jester (Fitzgerald) [King of Hearts; Good Morning America Johnny Johnson Dream Show]
Desmond Dutcher (Ensemble) [Gross Indecency; Pericles]
Cynthia Shaw (Ensemble) [Me & Jezebel; Jack London: His Lives and Loves]
Molly Collier (Ensemble) [The Threepenny Opera; Dolls House]
Carolyn Seiff (Ensemble) [This is Where I Leave You; Picon Pie]
Adam Perabo (Ensemble) [Midsummer Nights Dream; Hamlet]
Mary Monahan (Ensemble) [DOE; Ecstasy]
Michael Pichardo (Ensemble) [Keeper of the Vineyards; Allie's Appendix]
Alexander Moitzi (Ensemble) [A Midsummer Nights Dream; Robin Hood]
Andrew Bridge (Ensemble) [Lofty Dreams]

The production team includes George Allison (Sets); Dennis Parichy (Lights); Karen Ann Ledger (Costumes); Eric Seigel (Video Design); and Andy Evan Cohen (Sound). Liz Elise Richards stage manages and Sergei Burbank produces.

Articulate Theatre Company is an ensemble-based theatre company that thrives on being storytellers and using all the elements of our craft to vibrantly bring those stories to life. ATC is committed to challenging and connecting audiences and artists with clearly structured work that is intelligent, thought-provoking and visually striking. www.articulatetheatre.com


February 16, 2015

Body & Gender -- Identity & Sexuality:: Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen at Stavanger Art Museum

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On Friday 6 March 2015 at 7pm Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen's exhibition Through the Woods opens at Stavanger Art Museum. The exhibition will be officially opened by Gunnar Danbolt.

Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen is one of our era's most interesting and singular artists. With motifs centering on the body and gender, plus her critical questioning of aspects related to identity and sexuality, she draws our attention to core human experiences. Her works can be seen as vexing and titillating, beautiful and repulsive, all at the same time.

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'This art dares to ask uncomfortable questions. We need these drawings because, while they appeal to us through their elegant lines, they also challenge our attitudes towards gender and sexuality', says Hanne Beate Ueland, Director of Stavanger Art Museum.

Even as a student, Wulff Andreassen's artistic practice generated great interest; before she graduated, her drawings were purchased by Norway's National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. Since then her works have been incorporated into several key collections, and she has exhibited in notable art institutions in Norway and abroad. Her art is also featured in central art-historical publications. The impact of it, however, extends beyond the traditional sphere of art, provoking interest amongst academics and others who work with research questions related to gender and identity.
Despite the considerable attention and extensive exhibition activity, Through the Woodswill be the first solo show Wulff Andreassen holds in a museum. The catalogue published in connection with the show is the first to present a comprehensive overview of her artistic practice. Along with beautiful colour reproductions of the exhibited artworks and several public commissions, the catalogue contains essays by Sigrun Åsebø, Wencke Mühleisen, Tommy Olsson, Helga Nyman and Vibece Salthe.

Curated by Vibece Salthe, the exhibition features more than 70 works created since the early 2000s, some quite recently.

Further information:

Hanne Beate Ueland
Director, Stavanger Art Museum
E-mail: hanne.ueland@museumstavanger.no

Mobile: +47 994 58 973

Vibece Salthe
Curator, Stavanger Art Museum
E-mail: vibece.salthe@museumstavanger.no

Mobile: +47 93216473

(Read Ren Powell's review of Marit Victoria Wulff Andreassen's work: "What Nice Girls Draw" in Scene4 Magazine)

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