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The bad play
Skura, Stephanie (Author)
Hegt, Saskia Noordhoek (Dancer)
Diamond, Eric (Dancer)
Green, Jennifer (Dancer)
Chavez, Josie (Dancer)
Willingham, Scot (Dancer)
Raffel, Barrie (Dancer)
Simo, Ana María (Author)
Geiger, Mary Louise (Lighting designer)
Sherman, Guy (Composer)
Leo, Jamie (Designer)
Prince, Liz, 1961- (Costume designer)
Stephanie Skura and Company (Author)
Dance Theater Workshop (Producer)
Video D Studios (Videographer)

Dance Theater Workshop Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1991
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8433
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-6019 (former)
Dance Theater Workshop
Bad play (Theater piece : Simo and Skura)
Filmed performances
Statement of responsibility: presented by Dance Theater Workshop ; written by Ana Maria Simo ; directed and choreographed by Stephanie Skura.
Content: Accompanied by house program.
Creation/production credits: Performers' bios written by the cast, edited by Lenora Champagne and Stephanie Skura ; Shopping list, Fertilizer, and Lighting booth texts written by Stephanie Skura ; original music, Guy Sherman ; additional music, Sindo Garay (Maria's song, "La bayamesa") and Michael Gordon (excerpt from "Four knights fight five") ; sound design, Aural Fixation/Guy Sherman ; scenery and props, Jamie Leo ; costumes, Elizabeth Prince ; lighting, Mary Louise Geiger.
Performers: Performed by Stephanie Skura and Company.
Performers: Saskia Noordhoek Hegt (Gracie Binder), Eric Diamond (Jack Binder, her husband, an eye doctor), Jennifer Green (Lynette Binder, their daughter), Josie Chavez (Maria Montalvo, their Cuban maid), Scot Willingham (Sarah Hyman, Gracie's mother/Hank Morris, the boy next door), Barrie Raffel (Judy McGrath, the girl next door/the nurse, Jack's mistress), and Stephanie Skura (the mysterious woman, an apparition).
Venue: Videotaped in performance at DTW's Bessie Schönberg Theater, New York, as part of the Fall Events, on November 8, 1991.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 videocassettes (84 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Theater piece.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14430540
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b244df20-8760-0135-f075-7796aadd6e1b
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1991: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The bad play" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1991.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "The bad play" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 24, 2024.

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The bad play