In ACTORS AT WORK, the latest in a series of post-theatrical interventions, CiNE filed performance contracts for union actors to go to their day jobs. In the process, the line between "job performance" and "performance," workplace and theater, vocation and day job is both clarified and hopelessly blurred.
"PARTY," the concluding event, features documentation & photographs from the ACTORS AT WORK productions of BABYSITTER, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, and PILATES INSTRUCTOR, among others. It also features alchohol, good conversation (presumably), music by THE CHILDREN…, and a roughly even mix of people who are really acting, and people who are acting genuine.
ACTORS AT WORK is a co-production with SoHO THINK TANK
CiNE is is an interdisciplinary collective dedicated to examining the conditions of spectacle and spectatorship. Recent work includes Messalina (SPF Festival) , 'Night, Motherfucker (Gavin Brown's Passerby), Babylon is Everywhere (Drama League), and Re-Public (Theater magazine).
THE CHILDREN... is the new music project from downtown theater and indie-flim veteran Michael Wiener, and composer/producer Jim Coleman, formerly of Cop Shoot Cop. Featuring projections by Joel Fendelman.