FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Fomenting ARTS unlimited, Inc. presents:
Heather Woodbury’s AS THE GLOBE WARMS
the new meta-serial for the age of DIY, live and on-line
January 9th, 2010: The episodic marathon begins at Echo Curio in Echo Park, Los Angeles!
A Live, Brand New Half-hour solo performance every Saturday night at 8:00p.m. for 12 weeks. (Resuming for 12 weeks in July, August, Sept.)
AND On-line from January12th, 2010, continuously every week for 48 weeks
On-line subscribers get in on the (under)ground floor with live local audiences:
Award-winning independent performer Heather Woodbury will create a brand new show, every week live at Echo Curio in Echo Park, Los Angeles for 24 weeks out of the year. And international on-line fans are already subscribing, claiming their place in the audience, and joining the cognoscenti of Los Angeles to watch Heather Woodbury’s new serial grow before their eyes.
Who: Heather Woodbury is a performance artist and playwright best known for originating epic-length theatre pieces for both solo and ensemble productions. She generates these works by making them up as she goes along - writing at the last minute and then performing semi-improvisational installments for live audiences.
What’s As the Globe Warms?
Heather Woodbury’s AS THE GLOBE WARMS is TODAY’S expansion of this experiment: The live performances are a half-hour, 24 weeks a year.
Meanwhile ON-LINE, it happens continuously in weekly 15-minute installments, 48 weeks a year.
Heather Woodbury’s As the Globe Warms promises to be a character-driven, recession-era free-for-all, riffing on our technology-besotted psyches and our relationship to the eco-system—with lots of lust, adventure and weird encounters for good measure.
Get to this party early: you never know what will unfold moment by moment, week by week. This is an Unpackaged, Unfiltered Entertainment Extravaganza—sponsored exclusively by online-subscribers- the MacEverybody Foundation.
What are these live performance serials like?
“Phenomenal” Chicago Sun-Times
“Like living inside a novel.” Richard Linklater, Filmmaker
“Incredible! A one-woman Dickens!” Laurie Anderson, Multi-Media Artist
“A triumph of unfettered creativity!” Terrie Morgan, VARIETY
Woodbury’s engrossing sagas What Ever: An American Odyssey and Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride, broadcast as radio-serials, published as novels and lauded as award-winning epic plays, started out as underground serials- punkish experiments in Downtown NY and East Side L.A. hole-in- the wall spaces where week by week Heather generated new episodes for a tiny group of on-lookers. The original audience for what began as solo marathons written and performed week by week, grew—along with the story—and became part of an ever-expanding cast of characters, on-stage and off.
A Live, Brand New Half-hour solo performance every Saturday night from
8-8:30 p.m. for THREE MONTHS starting Saturday, January 9th, 2010 through Saturday, March 27th, 2010.
at Echo Curio 1519 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, CA 90026
Admission FREE / DONATIONS accepted.
(The live serial resumes July, August, and September, 2010, TBA.)
This project is funded by the MacEverybody Foundation- subscriber-donors to
Fomenting ARTS unlimited Incorporated.
On-line subscribers are receiving:
Weekly emails w/ the latest 15-minute episode, broken into short bits
Instant access to the entire on-going serial and
Weekly invites to on-line chats with Heather and special guests.
Visit www.heatherwoodbury.com to subscribe.
About Heather’s earlier works:
“Wildly funny, infinitely sad… as urgently relevant as it is deliriously enjoyable.”
Fintan O’Toole, IRISH TIMES
“ There is…romance, magic, tragedy and a bracing liberal critique of the world that somehow manages to avoid pessimism and didacticism.”
Jason Zinoman, NY TIMES
“A mesmerizing affirmation of the generous, liberal humanity of characters steeped in the tradition of anarchistic radicalism.”
Patrick Brennan, IRISH EXAMINER DUBLIN
“Demonstrates the power of the solo artist in tantalizing flight”
Charles McNulty, LA TIMES
“They think and so they are fans.” Harold Goldberg, THE VOICE
Heather Woodbury is a performance artist and playwright best known for originating epic-length theatre pieces for both solo and ensemble productions. She generates these works by making them up as she goes along - writing at the last minute and then performing semi-improvisational installments for live audiences. These works combine the narrative and thematic scope of a novel with the immediacy of performance. Her two major pieces also have manifestations in other media: as published novels and as an NPR-broadcast radio serial. In 2006 she received the Spalding Gray Award, which recognizes “fearless innovators” who “fully realize both the performing and writing aspects of Mr. Gray’s legacy.” Other honors include publication by the legendary George Plimpton in his final edition of the Paris Review and publication of What Ever and Tale as “living novels” by Faber/Farrar, Strauss, & Giroux and Semiotext(e). She was a City of Los Angeles Performing Artist Fellow, an N.E.A. Playwright Fellow in residence at the Public Theatre in NYC, and the recipient of a Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for Tale of 2 Cities: An American Joyride, and an LA Weekly Best Solo Performance of the Year Award for her 4-night, 8-Act, 100-character solo play What Ever: An American Odyssey. She received an OBIE for ensemble performance in the L.A.-N.Y. premiere of her 2-night, 6-Act play Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks.