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The Films of Lee Breuer. Mabou Mines Dollhouse & Others

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Mar 30, 2015
Mar 30, 2015
Segal Theater

Mabou Mines DollHouse (2008), directed by Lee Breuer.
Photo by Richard Termine.

Monday, March 30
Segal Theatre
6:30pm + All Day Screenings

FREE + Open to public. First come, first served.

Join us for the first retrospective of Lee Breuer’s work on film, plus an evening panel.

Lee Breuer is a playwright, director, filmmaker, poet, & lyricist. He is a co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company, which he founded in 1970 with JoAnne Akalaitis, Philip Glass, Ruth Maleczech, and David Warrilow.

A recipient of the Chevalier Des Arts et Lettres presented by the French Ministry of Culture & a MacArthur Fellowship, Breuer is perhaps best known for The Gospel at Colonus, a collaboration with Bob Telson, which has toured internationally for 30 years, & was nominated for a Pulitzer, Grammy, Tony, and Emmy, and Mabou Mines DollHouse which toured for 10 years to 5 continents & won Obies for Best Director and Best Performance (2004), as well as 2 Elliot Norton Awards. With Eric Marciano, Breuer is currently working on a documentary on the life of Clarence Fountain of The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Book of Clarence.


I. In Memoriam
(Introductions, Lee Breuer)

The Lost Ones with David Warrilow (1975) – 47 min
B. Beaver Animation with Frederick Neumann (1979) – 32 min
Hajj with Ruth Maleczech (1986) – 55 min

II. Gospel
(Introductions, Bob Telson)

Sister Suzie Cinema (1980) – 21 min
The Gospel at Colonus (1985) – 89 min

III. Sneak Peeks
(Introductions, Lee Breuer & Eric Marciano)

Un Tramway Nommé Désir (Stills from The Comédie Française) (2011) – 10 min
Glass Guignol (2013) – 10 min
La Divina (Puppet Film Version) (2013-2015) – 10 min
The Book of Clarence (2011-2015) – 10 min

IV. Mabou Mines DollHouse

Mabou Mines DollHouse (ARTE Film) (2008) – 123 min
Q & A with Lee Breuer and Maude Mitchell