January 7 - 172014
Co-presented with Performance Space 122 as part of the 9th Annual COIL Festival.
Muazzez is derived from of a collection of short stories written by renowned writer/playwright/poet Mac Wellman entitled A Chronicle Of The Madness Of Small Worlds. All of the stories in the book take place on various asteroids or planetoids. This particular offbeat tale is written in Wellman’s trademark playful/experimental style and performed by the incomparable Steve Mellor, Wellman’s longtime collaborator. The performance is intentionally staged in the simplest of terms, employing a chair, an actor and a microphone. The result is an intimate, unforgettable encounter with the words of one of our country’s leading play- wrights performed by one of our great actors.
Mac Wellman is an American playwright, author, and poet best known for his experimental work in the theater. He has received numerous awards, including: the NEA, NYFA, Rockefeller, Mc- Night and Guggenheim Fellowships, and an Obie Award for Life- time Achievement. He is the Donald I. Fine Professor of Playwriting at Brooklyn College.