This tape documents the rehearsal for the joint Videopolis / Victory Gardens Theater production of "Artaud." Lead actor J. Pat Miller goes through numerous scenes that will be included in the final performance. There is also footage of a orchestral concert towards the end of the tape.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with static.
00:23Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from a large gathering. This only lasts for under a minute.
01:00Copy video clip URL Videographer Anda Korsts gathers footage of Miller playing Antonin Artaud. He nervously stumbles through the area, splashing water on his face at a fountain in a park in the Chicago area with a stone bridge, chosen for its resemblance to Ireland. They go through numerous takes. They eventually shoot Miller as he performs a monologue. In an underpass, Miller gives a concentrated and angst filled performance as his character comes to grips with his isolation from the world. This lasts for a good portion of the tape.
16:48Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of director Jim Rinnert in the driver’s seat of a car. Korsts asks him how he plans to audition actors for the play.
17:22Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from an orchestral performance. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
33:24Copy video clip URL Tape ends.