Offending the Audience

Presented by Emily Mast

Friday, March 25, 2011 - 8:00pm

Offending The Audience is an "anti-play" that was written in 1966 by the Austrian avant-garde novelist and playwright Peter Handke. This hour-long lecture about theater must, by necessity, take place in a theater while attempting to be as un-theatrical as possible. In this particular adaptation, the nature of performance is questioned by seven children between the ages of six and twelve. Their lack of poise, self-possession and life experience in exploring the physical and psychological space of the theater are exactly what this seminal work needs to give it new weight.

With : Zane Amundsen, Amber Barbell, Mathew Davis, Bailey Garcia, Kaitlin Morgan, Gerald Orzikh, Talyan Wright

Emily Mast is a visual artist who works primarily with people, movement and sound to advocate uncertainty as live sculptural material. In 2009 she presented a live looping play called Everything, Nothing, Something, Always (Walla!) at X-initiative in New York for Performa 09. She has had solo exhibitions at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles, Samson Projects in Boston and the Paris Project Room in Paris, France. She was a resident artist at Yaddo in 2010 and at Skowhegan in 2006. This past May she was part of a symposium at the Museum of Modern Art in New York entitled "Audience Experiments: Contemporary Art in the Age of Spectacle". Please visit for more information.