PS21 Presents PASCAL RAMBERT: “THE ART OF THEATER,” AND “WITH MY OWN HANDS,” WITH ACTORS JIM FLETCHER AND ISMAIL IBN CONNER

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents “The Art of Theater” and “With My Own Hands,” Copresented With the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival.

Following their residency at PS21 in December 2021, celebrated French playwright and director Pascal Rambert, actors Jim Fletcher and Ismail ibn Conner, and translator Nicholas Elliott return to PS21’s Black Box Theater for four public performances of The Art of Theater and With My Own Hands. This engagement is copresented with The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

The Art of Theater

The Art of Theater, composed in 2007, is a manifesto about the nature of dramatic acting, spoken by a single actor who addresses, not the audience, but his dog, who patiently attends to his master’s voice. The audience, in effect, eavesdrops on the monologue. Fletcher, who co-starred with Kate Moran in Rambert’s two-character Love’s End (Clôture de l’Amour), previously appeared at PS21 in 2019, in the title role of Compagnie l’heliotrope’s Pollock.

With My Own Hands

Since it was first performed in 1993, Rambert has adapted this protean meditation on the human condition, a soliloquy spoken by a wounded psyche on the brink of suicide, for a series of settings and performers, including the American actor Kate Moran in 2007. At the time, he said, “I wrote this text to be played by both men and women, young and old.” At PS21, Conner, who has performed widely in Centre Dramatique National Orléans’ production of Jean Genet’s Splendid’sand many other theatrical works, will embody the role of protagonist of this searing, enigmatic monologue. The work is a puzzle of dark ideas on the nature of the human condition, performed with a somber humor. 

About the Under The Radar Festival

Held each January, the Under The Radar Festival is widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad. Under the Radar has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form. Housed at the Public Theater in NYC since its founding in 2004, this year’s 17th edition takes to the road, partnering with PS21 to bring this cutting edge programming to our state-of-the-art theater in Chatham, NY. 

DATE/TIME: January 14 – January 23, 2022
January 14 / 7pm
January 15 / 3pm

January 22 / 3pm
January 23 / 3pm

TICKETS: $25 – $45
Available Online

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Thursdays, Jan 13

Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Night is this Thursday, January 13.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 13, 2022 / 6:30pm

LOCATIONHudson Brewing Company
99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY 12534

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Co Co Libraries Assoc. & NY Historical Society Virtual Presentation: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The New York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg with an expansive and engaging look at the justice’s life and work, highlighting her ceaseless efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all Americans.

This is the next in a series of Virtual Presentations by the New York Historical Society, brought to you in partnership with the Columbia County Libraries Association.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 / 6pm

LOCATION: Zoom
Please contact a Columbia County library to register and receive login instructions

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Hudson Area Library Virtual Talk on Jacob Leisler by Dr. David Voorhees, Jan 27

IMAGE CREDIT: The Execution of Jacob Leisler by R. Perry

The Hudson Area Library History Room in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the
Study of Early New York History presents Fanatic or Martyr: Jacob Leisler, a Window into an
Age
, a virtual talk by Dr. David Voorhees on Thursday, January 27th.

On May 16, 1691, Jacob Leisler, de facto governor of New York, was hung til half-dead then
beheaded before the largest gathering in New York City up to that date. Leisler’s administration
had created a bitter division in New York. This presentation looks at how the deep emotions
Jacob Leisler aroused reveal much about the milieu in which he lived and continued to echo in
historical evaluations. Moreover, Leisler’s immediate family and their households of servants
and enslaved persons, their trade and marital connections, and their actions provide insights into
the broader social, ideological, economic, artistic, and political events of colonial New York and
its place in the larger world at a time of tremendous change.

Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York
University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing
editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The
Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference
history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and
articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and
the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of
the Van Dyke Family Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 27, 2022 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534

REGISTRATION: Visit HudsonAreaLibrary.org for the Zoom registration link

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For more information contact Brenda Shufelt, History Room Coordinator, at 518-828-1792 x106 or
brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

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Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night: Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife

 

The Columbia Land Conservancy Nature Night for January is Wildlife Connections: Using Trail Cameras to Learn about Wildlife, on the 20th.  

Have you ever wondered what our wildlife neighbors are doing when we’re not watching? Join CLC and wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams to learn how trail cameras work, tips on where to set them up and how to get started in your own backyard. Sally will share stories from the field, including beautiful photos and videos of wildlife in western and central Massachusetts.

Sally Naser is the Director of Conservation Restriction Stewardship for The Trustees of Reservations in Massachusetts. She’s a skilled camera trapper who consults with other camera trappers to help them capture a glimpse of, as she says, “what goes bump in the night”. She also collaborates with private landowners and conservation organizations, using the images captured with trail cameras to identify the wildlife on their land and make informed management decisions.

DATE/TIME: January 20, 2022 / 5:30 – 7pm

LOCATION: Online via Zoom

COST/REGISTRATION: Free / Must Pre-register to receive login information. Click here to register.

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518.392.5252

 

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