Performance “When a Priest Marries a Witch”
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2011
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, in collaboration with the MFAH, presents the Houston premiere of When a Priest Marries a Witch, by artist Suzanne Bocanegra performed by (or channeled by) actor Paul Lazar.
“My work is about looking at where performance lives in people’s lives,” says Bocanegra. When a Priest Marries a Witch is a spellbinding tale set in the 1960s about a priest, an artist, and a young girl in Pasadena, Texas.
Bocanegra is a New York-based artist who grew up in Pasadena. Her performance and installation work has been seen in exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A recipient of the Rome Prize, Bocanegra has also received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Paul Lazar, cofounder of Big Dance Theater, has been an associate member of New York’s Wooster Group. His film roles include Beloved, Lorenzo’s Oil, Philadelphia, and Silence of the Lambs.
Admission to this program is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the speaker follows.