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  • The Artaud Project

    The Artaud Project

    Video recording of The Artaud Project at Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago, January 25, 1980. The performance combined a live performance with an actor playing Antonin Artaud with several monitors displaying other footage. Many readings of Artaud’s work are incorporated.

  • It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    It’s a Living: The Unemployment Line

    Part of the “It’s a Living” series created by Videopolis based on Studs Terkel’s book Working, which focuses on workers in Chicago. This tape is the record of a single hour at the state unemployment compensation office in Logan Square on the city’s northwest side. People in the line talk about what it’s like to be out of work as they deal with bureaucratic entanglements of their cases. As the program progresses, a family finally receives the check they needed to survive–after eight attempts.

  • Warp discussion, Part II

    Warp discussion, Part II

    This tape features footage of a conversation between writer Stuart Gordon, actor Cecil O’Neal, and writer Lenny Kleinfeld (who co-wrote the play under the pseudonym Bury St. Edmund), talking about the Broadway production of the Organic Theater’s “Warp.”

  • [Artaud: director interview and Plague rehearsal]

    [Artaud: director interview and Plague rehearsal]

    This tape documents the preparation for the joint Videopolis / Victory Gardens Theater production of “Artaud.” Director Jim Rinnert talks about his interest in Artaud and the unusual production elements. This is followed by rehearsal footage from the play where lead actor J. Pat Miller practices a scene called “Plague.”

  • [White House Halloween with Betty Ford]

    [White House Halloween with Betty Ford]

    This tape features footage shot for TVTV’s Gerald Ford’s America in Washington D.C. Videomakers Skip Blumberg and Anda Korsts visit the White House during a Halloween photo-op with First Lady Betty Ford. They also interview a demonstrator dressed as Uncle Sam walking along Pennsylvania Ave.

  • [Artaud: NINN auditions]

    [Artaud: NINN auditions]

    This tape documents the auditions for the joint Videopolis / Victory Gardens Theater production of “Artaud.” Lead actor J. Pat Miller runs through a scene with several women auditioning, including Anda Korsts, who steps out from behind the camera to run through the scene with Miller.

  • [Artaud: final plague, school shots]

    [Artaud: final plague, school shots]

    This tape documents the rehearsal for the joint Videopolis / Victory Gardens Theater production of “Artaud.” Lead actor J. Pat Miller runs through numerous scenes that will be included in the final performance.

  • [Artaud rehearsal: Ireland]

    [Artaud rehearsal: Ireland]

    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.

 
 
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