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Perfect City

Thursday, October 6
Elebash Recital Hall
Photo by David A Brown creative

Photo by David A Brown Creative

Perfect City is developed through collaboration with a working group of young people from the Lower East Side, and with urban planners, artists and other advisors. The project is about the ways young city-dwellers are born urban planners, about who has agency and access to where and how we live, and whether small scale art interventions can have tangible impacts on the conditions of our cities. We are making this project through research, discussion, ethnography and composition. We invite you to sit at the table with us and try.

This event is part of a performance series from 6:00pm- 8:00pm, followed by a short discussion.
Start time is approximate.

  • Aaron Landsman

    Aaron Landsman recently presented a diptych of monologues, Empathy School / Love Story, at Abrons Arts Center this past spring. Other recent projects include Appointment, a suite of works in offices for a single viewer and a single performer, presented variously in Phoenix, Oslo and New York; Open House, commissioned by The Foundry Theatre and performed in 24 NYC apartments, later remounted in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Phoenix; and the play Running Away From The One With The Knife, at The Chocolate Factory. He collaborates regularly with Jim Findlay, and with director Mallory Catlett; from 2012-2014, the three presented the participatory performance City Council Meeting in five US cities; they are currently developing a new project, Squares, with photographer Paul Shambroom. Aaron has been a Princeton Arts Fellow, and the 2014-2016 ASU Gammage Residency Artist. Landsman has performed with Elevator Repair Service in the work of many artists. He is a playwright in residence at Abrons Arts Center, and a Visiting Associate Professor and Belknap Humanities Fellow at Princeton.

    Upcoming: Excerpts at Crossing The Line, October 25, 2016; Premiere at Crossing The Line, Fall 2017