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The Return of the Singspiel: Tony Torn

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Friday, October 5, 2012
- | Segal Theatre

Ubu Sings Ubu

Tony Torn

This work-in-progress excerpt of Ubu Sings Ubu is the fruit of a thirty year old itch to mash up the absurdist slapstick of Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi with the art punk hijinks of the 70’s art-punk band Pere Ubu. Featuring a new version by Torn and noted poet/playwright Ariana Reines, adapted from translation software transcription of the original French. With Tony Torn as Pa Ubu and Julie Atlas Muz as Ma Ubu.

Artists Involved: Concept and direction by Tony Torn; performed by Tony Torn, Julie Atlas Muz and Stephen Boyer; movement by Dan Safer; musical direction by Vera Beren; costumes by Ben Rosenberg; props by Stephen Boyer.

Lead Artist: TONY TORN is known for his extensive work with legendary experimental theater artists Reza Abdoh and Richard Foreman. More recently, he has appeared in Jason Grote’s Civilization (all you can eat) with Clubbed Thumb at HERE Arts Center, Ostrovsky’s The Forest (with Dianne Wiest) and Shakespeare’s The Tempest (with Mandy Patinkin) at Classic Stage Company, John Guare’s Six Degrees Of Separation at The Old Globe in San Diego, Annie Dorsen’s Democracy In America at PS122, and David Henry Hwang’s Yellowface at The Public Theater. He is also a director who helped develop The Church Of Stop Shopping with Bill “Reverend Billy” Talen. His film Lucky Days won Best Feature at The Coney island Film Festival.




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