Privileged & Confidential, a new work from the New York based, Peculiar Works Project (BIG ART in small places), is a one-night only multi-media event which will feature simultaneous performances and large screen projections live in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, July 23. Videoconferencing technology will link attendees of the 1999 RAT Theatre Conference in LA with an invite-only audience watching from NYC's Gertrude Stein Repertory Theatre.
Known for its original, site-specific performances, Peculiar Works Project, together with playwright S.M. Dale, conceived of the project to explore the digital realm as a new performance venue. Created from text appropriated from the corporate world, Privileged & Confidential is both a tale of betrayal, sex and murder, and a timely exposé of privacy and identity issues in the Information Age.
Videographer and performance artist Fernando Maneca (NYC) and Peculiar Works co-Artistic Director Barry Rowell (LA) co-direct a diverse collaborative team, including video/performance artists, The Imprints (videography-NYC), Tom Duffy (videography-LA), David Castaneda (lighting design) and Ronit Kirchman (soundscape).
The cast includes Ken Glickfeld, Melanie Martinez, Bill Balzac, Adam Larmer and Bridgit Dengel in NYC and Scott McKinley, Catherine Porter (NYC:Every Man Jack of You, 3 Christs), Muneer Katchi and Sharon MacMenamin in LA.
-- By Sean McGrath