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March 2 @ 7:30 pm
Interdisciplinary artists Carlos Sirah and Erik Ruin will kick off the 2018 MacDowell Downtown season on March 2nd at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough at 7:30 p.m. Like all great stories, Friday evening’s presentation will take place in three parts:
Ruin is a Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, and performer. He frequently works with musicians, theater performers, artists, and activists. He has been lauded by The New York Timesfor his “spell-binding cut-paper animations,” and he describes his work as oscillating between apocalyptic anxieties and utopian yearnings.
Sirah is a performing artist, an Army veteran, and a member of the steering committee for Warrior Writers, a community of veterans who make art. His work has been performed at New York locations such as the Poet’s House, Nuyorican Café, KGB, and been showcased at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and the National Black Theatre Festival.
The collaborative project, Over/Come, will be a technologically sophisticated theater piece exploring themes of deluge, rapture, crisis, and communalism. Sirah and Ruin have known one another for years and worked together occasionally, but Over/Come will be their full scale collaboration. Having “long been admirers of each other’s work,” they’re excited to see what will happen at MacDowell.
MacDowell Downtown is free and open to all and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served when the doors open at 7 p.m.