A Few Thousand Upgrades Later
Sept 3 - 18 2015
In 1995, nobody downloaded, payphones existed, and performer Brian Shapiro created a show on how people predicted computers would impact human interaction. Twenty years later, we download daily, payphones died, and Shapiro revisits that show to raise questions in an era where waiting fifteen seconds for answers is wasting time!
$15 / 60 minutes
Originally from California, Brian Shapiro has written, performed, and collaborated on numerous original productions since 1995. His work has been staged at traditional and alternative venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, New York, Paris, and Philadelphia. Along with performance art, Brian is the president of Shapiro Communications, a full-service communication consulting practice, as well as an adjunct faculty member at The University of Pennsylvania’s Organizational Dynamics program. Brian holds an MA in Communication/Performance Studies from San Francisco State University, and attended a doctoral program at The University of Texas at Austin in Performance Studies, where he studied with former Judson Church member Deborah Hay and received the Marjorie Davission Parker Award for Excellence in Performance. While in Austin, Brian received Best-of-Week and Best-of-Fest honors at FronteraFest, the Southwest’s largest performance festival. Visit the webpage for A Few Thousand Upgrades Later here.