The epic family epicAdditional title: The family of Hell
NamesSewell, Meg (Performer)Brecker, Candace (Performer)Boyer, Penny (Performer)Moody, Bill (Performer)Vaughan, David, 1924- (Narrator)Coggins, Chuck (Performer)Markland, Cathy (Performer)Tufts, Gayle (Performer)Daniels, Leslie Brett (Performer)Addabbo, Carole (Performer)Howes, Nina (Performer)Shirts, Claude (Performer)Setterfield, Valda (Performer)Gordon, Ain (Author)Gordon, Ain (Director)Flowers, Roma (Lighting designer)Video D Studios (Videographer)Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)Hands On (Organization) (Contributor)
Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1988
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2637
TopicsDance Theater WorkshopPerformance artSign languageDeafDanceDanceEpic family epic (Choreographic work : Gordon, A)
NotesContent: Reel 1: approx. 40 min. Reel 2: approx. 47 min.Creation/production credits: Written and directed by Ain Gordon. Lighting: Roma Flowers.Performers: Cast (in order of appearance): David Vaughan (narrator), Cathy Markland (interpreter #1), Nina Howes (the eldest and deadest relative), Claude Shirts (interpreter #2), Candace Brecker and Meg Sewell (the split twins), Leslie Daniels (Cousin Estelle, Stella, Ella, etc.), Bill Moody (Aunt Blah, etc.), Chuck Coggins (Uncle [Cough], etc.), Gayle Tufts (Aunt Tess, Tessie, Essie, etc.), Carole Addabbo and Penny Boyer (the Siamese twins), Valda Setterfield (the split twins' mother).Venue: Videotaped in performance by Video D Studios at the Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, on Dec. 3, 1988. Presented by Dance Theater Workshop's Economy Tires Theater Winter Events 1988-1989.Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (87 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
DescriptionSUMMARY: Experimental theater work presented in American Sign Language and spoken English "as equal methods of communication within the theatrical framework." Created in collaboration with Hands On, a producer of performances for the deaf and hearing-impaired.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12174925Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87633c70-6f28-0131-3e04-3c075448cc4b
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