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Josh Fox: International WOW Company (USA)

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Mar 7, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Segal Theater
Josh Fox Photo courtesy of the artist

Josh Fox
Photo courtesy of the artist

Join us for an evening with New York director and writer Josh Fox. He will present excerpts from a new work and show excerpts from his first feature film Memorial Day and discuss the state of the American theatre.

Josh Fox founded International WOW Company, a theatre group with membership of over 100 actors, dancers, musicians, technical, and visual artists spanning 30 countries on 4 continents. With International WOW Company he has conceived, written, directed, and/or produced over 30 productions in Thailand, Indonesia, The Philippines, Japan and New York City, which have included You Belong To Me, Death of Nations Part V, Heimwehen, Limitless Joy, The Expense of Spirit; Death of Nations, parts 1-4 and The Trailer; Orphan On God’s Highway; The BOMB; HyperReal America (Top Ten Shows of 2001, Time Out NY); Soon My Work; This is Not the Ramakian; The Sleeping and the Dead; Stairway to the Stars; and American Interference (Best in the Fringe Festival, Village Voice). The New York Times has hailed him as “one of the most adventurous impresarios of the New York avant-garde” and Time Out NY called him “one of downtown’s most audacious auteurs,” citing his “brilliantly resourceful mastery of stagecraft.” In 2006, Josh Fox created Death of Nations Part V, Heimwehen with Frank Raddatz, long time dramaturg and collaborator to Heiner Müller, at the Forum Freies Theater where the International WOW Company was in residence. He has worked extensivly in Asia, especially in Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Josh Fox is currently working on his first feature film, Memorial Day, which is being Produced by Jim McKay and Michael Stipe’s CHundred Film Corp and Journeyman Pictures. It is a film version of the company’s 2004 shocker, The Comfort and Safety of Your Own Home, and features Fox and members of International WOW Company. He was a steering committee member and part of the original group that organized THAW (Theaters Against War), an organization that has since grown to over 350 member theatres in the US and abroad. He has conducted guest lectures at the Yale School of Drama, New York University, SUNY Purchase.

The company of International WOW Photo courtesy of Josh Fox

The company of International WOW
Photo courtesy of Josh Fox

6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2007. Martin E. Segal Theatre. Free!