The public is invited to an opening reception for the Wastepaper Theatre Archive in the BUAG Annex on March 20, from 4 to 6 p.m.
“Wastepaper Theatre Archive” seeks to evoke the contextual elements of the original Wastepaper Theatre group. At the same time, it explores the broad challenges encountered in preserving and physically displaying something as ephemeral as performance art. By taking a throwaway name and acting outside traditional theater venues, the original Wastepaper performers urged viewers to think of their performances as casual, unpolished, and provocative.
Visitors are invited to act not only as spectators but also to engage as performers and thinkers – to literally act out the material, or to sit quietly and immerse themselves in art and ideas sparked by the Wastepaper Theatre’s activities.