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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.”

  • [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.

  • Turds In Hell, Part II

    Turds In Hell, Part II

    This tape features footage of a 1972 performance of “Turds In Hell” at the Kingston Mines Theater in Chicago. Produced by the Godzilla Rainbow Troupe. This is a continuation of the previous tape.

  • Turds In Hell, Part I

    Turds In Hell, Part I

    This tape features footage of a 1972 performance of “Turds In Hell” at the Kingston Mines Theater in Chicago. Produced by the Godzilla Rainbow Troupe.

  • Warpathon II

    Warpathon II

    This tape features footage from a 1972 cast party after the closing of the Organic Theater’s Chicago production of “Warp.” A few months later, the production had a brief run on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater.

  • Warp discussion, Part I

    Warp discussion, Part I

    This tape features footage of the preparation for the opening of the Organic Theater’s “Warp” on Broadway at the Ambassador Theater. Writer Stuart Gordon, actor Cecil O’Neal, and writer Lenny Kleinfeld (who co-wrote the play under the pseudonym Bury St. Edmund) talk about the production and the process of transitioning it from Chicago to New York.

 
 
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