People Who Make Theater
A Conversation with John Jesurun
Moderated by Asta Hansen
Monday, October 26 | 7:30pm
HB Playwrights Theatre | 124 Bank Street
$10 suggested donation | $5 HB students/staff
John Jesurun is a writer, director and media artist based in New York. His presentations integrate elements of language, film, architectural space and media.
His exploded narratives cover a wide range of themes and explore the relation of form to content. They challenge the experience of verbal, visual and intangible perceptions. His work is distinguished by his integrated creation of the text, direction, set and media design. In 1982 he began his theatrical career at the Pyramid Club with his groundbreaking serial play CHANG IN A VOID MOON, now in its 60th episode (Bessie Award). Since 1984 he has written, directed and designed over 25 pieces including: the media trilogy of DEEP SLEEP (1986 Obie Award, Best Play), WHITE WATER and BLACK MARIA, NUMBER MINUS ONE, DOG’S EYE VIEW, RED HOUSE, SHATTERHAND MASSACREE, SLIGHT, RETURN, EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVERGE, and SNOW. Recent productions include: PHILOKTETES (Soho Rep), FIREFALL (Dance Theater Workshop, 2009), LIZ ONE (Chocolate Factory, 2010), STOPPED BRIDGE OF DREAMS (La Mama, 2012), and three new episodes of CHANG IN A VOID MOON (Incubator Arts, 2013).
This program is made possible through the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.