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FROM THE ARCHIVE | Richard Maxwell

The Theater Years

April 3, 2020

 , Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players are making full production videos from the last 20+ years available online for a limited time. Watch full productions from the video collection at the link here. 

 

Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players are making full production videos from the last 20+ years available online for a limited time. Watch full productions from the video collection at the link here

 

To accompany this effort, Greene Naftali has released song demos and lyrics written by the artist. Visit Media to listen. 

 

Maxwell founded the New York City Players (NYCP) in 1999. As the company's artistic director and playwright, Maxwell has pioneered a new kind of theater, creating narrative-driven works on stark sets that distill social interactions and reduce the actor and the script to their essence, pointing to theater's artificiality. His body of work pivots between the mythic and mundane of lived experience. 

 

You can read more about Maxwell's practice thorugh critical reviews and the full transcript of a lecture he gave at Pratt in December 2019 in Texts

 

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