Susan mar landau workshop rectangle (Future FOTO- an installation by Mariana Valencia)

above: Susan Mar Landau in Future FOTO- an installation by Mariana Valencia

who asks what when and why?
The creation of a performance work demands different kinds of dramaturgical questions for the artist to consider: What are these questions? Who asks them? When and why?

Together we will explore what form and import these questions might take, as we draw reference from Roland Barthesʼ essay “The Death of the Author”, as well as from an in depth conversation with SOAK artist Julia Crockett about her own artistic process in creating her piece “KID”. Along with our collective discussions, each participant will have the opportunity and support to investigate and identify questions that could serve their own creative process.

For students who were not able to attend Julia Crockett’s work, KID, please watch the video below of a previous iteration of the piece:

Please note that this LEIMAY Ludus Lab has a short text for required reading: Roland Barthes’s The Death of the Author.
Click here for a link to the text.

Dates: June 9th and 10th // 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: FREE
Attendance of Julia Crockett’s piece, KID, is required for attendance of this workshop.
KID will take place on June 6th and June 7th.  Tickets will become available early April.
Pre-registration is required
Members’ discounts and other discounts valid for online payment only

S.M. Landau Workshop Square

Susan Mar Landau is a New York City based dramaturg and interdisciplinary artist. As a dramaturg she has collaborated with choreographers Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Massimiliano Balduzzi, Daria Faïn, Levi Gonzalez, and Emily Johnson. She holds a BA from Hampshire College, a M.A. in Performance Design and Practice from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of London, and a Graduate Certificate in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College, CUNY. Landau was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hampshire College from 2006 – 2008, and has taught at both the Fashion Institute Of Technology (FIT) and the College of Staten Island, CUNY.


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LEIMAY’s performance season is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts, a state agency. SOAK is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.