WORDS ARE HERE TO PLEASE US is the culminating event of Stacy Dawson Stearns’ Monday Night Class series, TALKING OUT LOUD SAYING WORDS.
The performance will be accessible through zoom. Registration is required but the performance is free. Register here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This online performance event will feature bits and pieces of work created by participants during this session of TALKING OUT LOUD SAYING WORDS, interspersed with performances of texts-in-progress by Stacy Dawson Stearns. Due to the change from live event to virtual space, Stacy will not perform El Conejo in its entirety, but will use the opportunity to don the bunny drag and try out the replacement texts that she has been generating to take the place of the original text, which was written by a successful white male playwright and which Stacy deems obsolete for her purposes as a performing artist at this time. VIVA LANGUAGE!
Stacy Dawson Stearns is an award winning interdisciplinary performing artist known for her original works as well as her performance with Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, Hal Hartley, Ken Nintzel, and Blacklips Performance Cult. She has performed internationally and across the U.S. in venues including Jacob’s Pillow, American Dance Festival, Spoleto USA, Walker Art Center, The Whitney, The Ontological-Hysteric Theater, HERE, Town Hall, City Center, Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA), PS 122, MassMoCA, Abrons Art Center, The Performing Garage, and REDCAT. Currently, she is creating content for new VR media with her partners at FEARHOUSE360.com, developing a new play called Forever Home with NY performance artist Christine Holt, and creating a dance-with-talking based on Terence McKenna’s awareness of self-transforming elves. Stacy is a recipient of the 2019 Pieter Dancemakers Grant. Most recently, Stacy choreographed musical numbers for the world premiere of Qui Nguyen’s play Revenge Song, a Vampire Cowboys creation at the Geffen Playhouse, playing Feb 4-March 28, 2020. www.stacydawsonstearns.com