As part of The Kitchen's summer series of public talks with some of the most prolific innovators in theatre, Laurie Anderson will appear at the New York City venue July 8.
The Kitchen, once the mecca of experimental theatre and performance art, has recently turned more toward dance and video installations. Performers Anderson, Eric Bogosian and Karen Finley were all staples of The Kitchen's repertory in the early 1980s.
Anderson is as famous for her recorded work as her stage efforts. She has been a presence in experimental music and performance art for the two decades since her album "Big Science" and its single "O Superman" became surprise hits. Other albums include "United States I-IV," which Anderson performed at BAM in 1983. Other stage works include Voices from the Beyond, part of Lincoln Center's 1991 Serious Fun Festival; and Stories from the Nerve Bible, seen in 1993 at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia.
Anderson's latest, Songs and Stories From Moby Dick, premiered in Philadelphia in May and will come to both UCLA and the Brooklyn Academy of Music this season.
Tickets are $10. -- By Sean McGrath and David Lefkowitz