Ira Murfin’s An Interview (part 4 of)—Dao Nguyen+Havadine Stone

An Interview is a single, linear performance, consisting of an indeterminate number of interlocking one-hour segments, each made up of the performed transcript of a prior interview and a new extemporaneous interview between two participants — the performer who conducted the interview in the previous segment and a new performer, who interviews the returning performer during the second half of the performance. On July 18th, Dao Nguyen will return to Tritriangle to read, verbatim, the transcribed text of the interview she conducted there with Nathanael Jones in April. She will be joined in this endeavor by a new performer, Havadine Stone, after which Havadine will interview Nguyen.

Ira S. Murfin is a theatre artist, writer and scholar based in Chicago. His research and interdisciplinary performance work concern the relationship between talk, text, and the performance event. He recently completed a dissertation on extemporaneous talk, artistic discipline, and media in the post-1960s American avant-garde in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre & Drama at Northwestern University, and he also holds an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Performance work has been presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Links Hall, Sector 2337, Block Museum of Art, and the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, among other places. Critical and creative writing has appeared in Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, Theatre Research International, Studies in Theatre and Performance, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Chicago Arts Journal, Present Tense Pamphlets, the MCA Chicago magazine, the book Shakespeare 400 Chicago, and Requited, where he is also Performance Editor.

Dao Nguyen—
is an interdisciplinary artist who choreographs thought experiments, play apparatuses, obstacle courses, and transformation rituals. A score becomes a map is a situation where objects, actions, and bodies encounter ontological questions. Her name is a homophone for the Vietnamese word for knife. She is the compact, red Leatherman multi-tool your aunt gave you for Christmas ten years ago. On sale at Marshall’s. Versatility and hidden strength in a small package at a discount. Stealthy enough to pass through security checkpoints on three continents on four separate occasions. She can cut, screw, file, saw, and open your beer. Bonus applications include carving miniature graphite figurines, picking locks, and sculpting tofu.
She has exhibited and performed in backyards, bathrooms, stairwells, highways, and gallery spaces, including Sector 2337, Defibrillator, the MCA, Hyde Park Art Center, Sullivan Galleries, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Brea Art Gallery, and The Foundry Arts Centre. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was Artist-in-Residence at ACRE, Vermont Studio Center, Ragdale, and Elsewhere: A Living Museum.

Havadine Stone—

Tuesday July 18, 7pm doors, 7:30pm start
$5-10 suggested donation
1550 N Milwaukee Ave Fl3

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