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Seven Meditations on Political Sado-Masochism

Thursday, October 6
Elebash Recital Hall (Lobby)
Photo courtesy of the artist

Photo by Ben Hopper

Seven Meditations was developed after The Living Theatre’s arrest under the Medici dictatorship in Brazil in 1971. Created in 1973, the piece has toured the world with hundreds of performances, and most recently was the centerpiece of the company’s Know Your Rites tour across America in the summer of 2016. It is a meditation/ritual play based on Sacher Masoch’s six houses of bondage, with a seventh mediation on liberation, with texts from Judith Malina, Julian Beck, and many prominent anarchist and radical philosophers like Bakunin, Malatesta, Eldridge Cleaver and others.

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

  • The Living Theatre
    Photo courtesy of the artist

    The Living Theatre is celebrating its 70th season, and honoring the passing of its founder Judith Malina with ensemble members, both new and past generations of company members along the way.

    Upcoming: The company will celebrate Judith Malina and Julian Beck at The Segal Theatre
    Center on November 7th. In Bologna, Italy The Living Theatre will honor Judith’s European legacy
    as part of Italian experimental theatre company Motus’ 25th year extravaganza at DAMS, in
    December 2016. The company will continue to develop Judith Malina’s last, unfinished work: Venus
    and Mars.