jakub | May 30, 2023

AMERICAN THEATRE | Mabou Mines Announces Resident Artists Showings

Lydia Jialu Li, Sarah Finn, and Jovon Outlaw.

NEW YORK CITY: The performance collective Mabou Mines has named its 2023 resident artists, Lydia Jialu Li, Sarah Finn, and Jovon Outlaw, who will show their work June 8-10 at the theatre’s space in the East Village.

Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program (RAP), established in 1991 by company co-founder Ruth Maleczech, is a laboratory for emerging artists to experiment with performance ideas. The program offers artists the opportunity to work in residence at Mabou Mines, where they receive rehearsal/performance space, a stipend, mentoring, and administrative and technical assistance. Participants attend monthly meetings, creating an artistic community through shared ideas in a forum-like setting.

Lydia Jialu Li’s “Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title),” Sarah Finn’s “Our bodies like dams,” and Jovon Outlaw’s “Human|Humane.”

Lydia Jialu Li‘s Eye Eye Eye 少女之眼 (working title) is described as “a kaleidoscopic chronicle of a girl’s metamorphosis between 1993 to today.”

Sarah Finn’s Our bodies like dams is a live multi-media performance “set in a handmade flooding city,” employing puppetry, miniature sets, wearable sculpture, live-feed cameras, dance, and immersive sound to tell this “part love story, part eco-fantasy.”

Jovon Outlaw’s Human|Humane is an immersive performance art piece and an experimental documentary, in which audience members are guided to examine the ideas of individuality and emotion in the body.

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