Convergences Theatre Collective seeks artists in a variety of media to participate in a workshop to engage with the life and work of Henry Darger.
When artist Henry Darger died, he left behind complete works no one had ever seen or read: In The Realms of the Unreal. 15,000 pages. Over 300 paintings, murals and collages. “Darger” explores Henry’s life and creative process (documented in his extensive journals), his writing (which includes fiction, popular culture, religious references), and his stunning visual world (collage, painting, manipulated images). “Darger” is highly theatrical, exploring the themes central to Henry’s work: children’s rights, war, self-identity, heightened imagination, and a sense of deep play.
We began the project in a traditional theatre setting, but with your help, we're looking to take Darger beyond the proscenium arch to explore different opportunities to investigate Darger’s work. The end goal is an immersive theatrical event. First, we want to have a series of “conversations” with artists to expand our modes of storytelling with respect to Darger, his life and work.
We invite video & multimedia artists, writers, poets, playwrights, performance makers, dancers, movers, physicals actors, composers, musicians, directors, choreographers, visual artists and creatives with an interest in Darger's work to join us for a series of low-commitment collaborative work sessions July 25-37th.
Please visit http://jeremy-williams.org/call-for-collaborators/ for more information and details about how to become a participant. Send any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org