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Erin B Mee

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(Christopher Morriss in “Rorschach Test.” Photo by June Xie. This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) “What do you see?” The psychologist (Christopher Morriss) points at an inkblot on the gallery wall and audience members shout out: “a butterfly!” “a vagina!” [...]

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(Photo of Ratnesh Dubey listening to Ferry Play by Emily Cordes. This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) Smartphone plays are an emerging genre of theatre that take advantage of mobile technology to create site-specific audio-based theatrical experiences. I have just directed one [...]

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A Serious Banquet: Art as a Collective Experience

by Erin B Mee June 24, 2014 National Conference
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(Photo by Matthew Wilson of A Serious Banquet. This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon, curated by Caridad Svich.) A Serious Banquet is a theatre-dance-dinner structured around the party Pablo Picasso threw for the painter Henri Rousseau in 1908 as recorded by Gertrude Stein in The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas [...]

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“It’s a revolution, not a coup.”

by Erin B Mee July 8, 2013 Activism
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(Photo taken from video by Hazem Azmy) As TCG Circle readers know, Egypt has undergone a second revolution, begun and largely orchestrated by artists. In her upcoming TDR article “The Fire and the Frying Pan: Censorship and Performance in Egypt,” Nehad Selaiha outlines the history of artistic censorship in Egypt – both government-imposed, and self-imposed. [...]

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Artists in Egypt Update, June 16

by Erin B Mee June 20, 2013 Activism
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(For more information about the situation in Egypt, and to learn how you can help, go here.) Performances outside the Ministry of Culture continue: on 15 June  there was a street theatre performance, a Les Miserables sing-a-long in Arabic, the revolutionary repertoire of Ramy Essam, and a circus performer balancing high above the crowd. Shawn Lent, [...]

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Attempt to Disperse Artists in Egypt Fails

by Erin B Mee June 12, 2013 Activism
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(Photo of Nesma Abdel Aziz from video by Hazem Azmy. For more information about the situation in Egypt, and to learn how you can help, go here.) On 11 June Islamist supporters of Egyptian Minister of Culture Alaa Abdel-Aziz made a failed attempt to forcibly disperse a sit-in at the Ministry of Culture, which began [...]

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Trouble for Artists in Egypt

by Erin B Mee June 8, 2013 Activism

The Egyptian government is targeting artists, intellectuals, and journalists. To learn more, please contact the U.S. State Department to register your concern. To add your name to the letter below, which has been sent to The New York Times, The Guardian, and Democracy Now, email Erin B. Mee. On 5 June, The Guardian ran an [...]

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