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Pursuit of Happiness: Community Conversation

Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper (Nature Theater of Oklahoma)

Venue

Cherry Street Pier
121 N. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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September 21 at 4pm
 
Join us at the Fringe Festival Bookstore at Cherry Street Pier for a community conversation with Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma and Iztok Kovač from EN-KNAP  about Pursuit of Happiness, joined by Cathryn Miller-Wilson, Executive Director of HIAS PA and Penn Museum Global Guide Yaroub Al-Obaidi. This community conversation will be moderated by FringeArts Audience Engagement Coordinator Tenara Calem.
Free, RSVP Suggested

About Nature Theater of Oklahoma

“Personnel is being hired for the Theater in Oklahoma! The Great Nature Theater of Oklahoma is calling you! It’s calling you today only! If you miss this opportunity, there will never be another! Anyone thinking of his future, your place is with us! All welcome! Anyone who wants to be an artist, step forward! We are the theatre that has a place for everyone, everyone in his place! If you decide to join us, we congratulate you here and now! But hurry, be sure not to miss the midnight deadline! We shut down at midnight, never to reopen! Accursed be anyone who doesn’t believe us!”
—Franz Kafka, Amerika

Nature Theater of Oklahoma is an OBIE-winning New York art and performance enterprise under the direction of Pavol Liska and Kelly Copper. With each new project, we attempt to set an impossible challenge for ourselves, the audience, and our collaborators—working from inside the codes and confines of established genres and exploding them. No two projects are formally the same, but the work is always full of humor, earnestness, rigor, and the audience plays an essential role—whether as spectators or—just as often—as participants in the work. Using ready-made material, found space, gifted properties, cosmic accident, extreme formal manipulation and plain hard work—Nature Theater of Oklahoma makes art to affect a shift in the perception of everyday reality that extends beyond the site of performance and into the world in which we live.


About the Fringe Festival Bookstore 

FringeArts partners with much-loved local bookseller Head House Books to present a pop-up emporium on Cherry Street Pier. Head down to Philadelphia’s newest, most arts-friendly waterfront park (just across Columbus Boulevard from the Festival Bar at FringeArts) to browse books and publications by and about the artists in the 2019 Fringe Festival. Delve deeper into the Curated Fringe Festival shows at a series of intimate conversations and live podcasts with the artists and community partners behind the shows. Learn more here.