THE (FABLED) LIFE AND (IMAGINARY) DEATH OF ERIC F. AVERY
Created and Performed by Eric F. Avery
Co-Directed by Molly Van Avery
In the Theater, Gallery, and Outside | Part of the Inside / Out Festival
The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is an interactive performance that projects an entire audience into the future. Their guide on this journey is the fictional, or maybe not-so-fictional, creator of the performance, Eric F. Avery, who is doing his best to navigate the changing landscape in an unsure world. From celebrating at his wedding, to creating a new civilization, to witnessing his death(s) audiences will experience and share in the rituals, milestones, and moments that connect us.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Eric F. Avery is an artist creating live and interactive works of visual art and experimental performance. Recently, he was a Resident Artist at University Settlement, a fellow of Art(ists) on the Verge 7, and a Naked Stages Fellow. Outside of his work he has collaborated with Basil Twist, Mabou Mines, 10,000 Things Theatre Company, Bedlam Theatre, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theate, Children's Theatre Company, Savage Umbrella, and more. Currently, he is co-curating an exhibition of African American Puppetry at the Ballard Institute and designing for Taylor Mac’s 24 Decade History of Popular Music. For more visit ericfavery.com
The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is supported by Forecast Public Art with funding from the Jerome Foundation. This festival is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota