The Public Theater Presents: The Wallace Shawn-André Gregory Project
Saturday, August 3, at 7:00 pm
ANDRÉ GREGORY: BEFORE AND AFTER DINNER is an exploration of the life and work of groundbreaking director, actor and artist André Gregory, directed by award-winning filmmaker Cindy Kleine. A witty and often hilariously funny raconteur, Gregory looks back on a career that spanned decades, shattered boundaries and established him as a cultural icon. Bringing the audience back and forth in time, Gregory looks not only at his life, but at the nature of art, love and the creative process.
Sunday, August 4, at 4:00 pm
VANYA ON 42ND ST: Over the course of three years, director André Gregory and a group of actors came together on a voluntary basis in order to better understand Chekhov's work through performance workshops. Staged and filmed entirely within the vacant shell of the then-abandoned New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street, once the home of the Ziegfeld Follies, they enacted the play rehearsal style on a bare stage with the actors in street clothes. The first 45 minutes seem to be a documentary of a rehearsal, and without the audience noticing, it transforms into a filmed version of the play.
Sunday, August 4, at 7:00 pm
MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ is an extended conversation between two old friends over dinner: André Gregory, a renowned experimental theater director, and playwright and actor Wallace Shawn, both of whom play versions of themselves. Gregory is an inquisitive, uninhibited wanderer, willing to travel to remote lands to take part in unusual foreign rituals, while Shawn is the cynical, realistic New Yorker, more concerned with the challenges and rewards of day-to-day city life.
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ABOUT THE WALLACE SHAWN-ANDRÉ GREGORY PROJECT
A retrospective celebrating the remarkable collaboration between Wallace Shawn and André Gregory. Wallace Shawn is one of America's most significant playwrights, long overdue for a major retrospective. André Gregory has been directing Shawn's plays for 40 years, and as part of this retrospective, he directs Shawn's two most recent plays: the first New York revival of the acclaimed masterwork The Designated Mourner and the American premiere of the profoundly provocative Grasses of a Thousand Colors.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jul. 25, 2013