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Brooke O’Harra: I Am Bleeding All Over The Place: Studies in Directing or Nine Encounters Between Me and You

May 16–24

Brooke O’Harra’s I am Bleeding All Over the Place… is a protracted performance in the form of a series of studies on directing. The New Museum presents the first three of nine studies that comprise this two-year project. Each iteration takes a variety of forms: some will be clearly scripted, scored, and rehearsed to perfection, while others will be developed or literally “written” in front of an audience. This examination of the director’s role through different encounters argues that bodies are never neutral. I am Bleeding All Over the Place proposes a kind of theater where each person operates as both reader and maker, and where the potency of a performance happens in the experiential, emotional, and phenomenological gaps produced by encounters between bodies.

May 16: I am Bleeding All Over the Place: Are we in conflict?
May 17: I am Bleeding All Over the Place: Show me.
May 23: I am Bleeding All Over the Place: It’s personal.
May 24: A conversation on a few topics relevant to actors, playwrights, directors, and artists, including gender, the everyday, and the extraordinary problem of “conflict removed”

Support

“Brooke O’Harra: I am Bleeding All Over the Place” is made possible, in part, through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support for artist residencies is made possible by Laurie Wolfert.

Generous endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

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