Mabou Mines, founded in 1969 and based in New York City, is a collective of nine writers, directors, designers, and performers who collaborate on original theater work.
Ruth Maleczech, a member of the collaborative theater company, Mabou Mines, and Linda Hartinian, an artist who frequently works with the company, will be in residence in the Reference Gallery of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center to present Imagination Dead Imagine and to continue their research into the uses of holography in experimental theater. Imagination Dead Imagine, based on a short novel by Samuel Beckett, is a 14-minute theatrical work directed by Ruth Maleczech featuring a large-scale hologram designed by Linda Hartinian suspended over a bier-like sculpture by L.B. Dallas, with holographic stereograms by Hart Perry.
(1) Artist’s Talk “Experimental Theater, Holography, and Imagination Dead Imagine.” Linda Hartinian and Ruth Maleczech, Tuesday, April 22, 1986, 7pm
(2) Artist’s Talk “Staging Beckett’s Prose.” Linda Hartinian and Ruth Maleczech with Robert Scanlan, MIT Dramashop
(3) Imagination Dead Imagine performances Friday, April 25, 1986 at 2, 3, 4pm; Saturday, April 26, 1986 at 2, 3, 4, 7, 8pm; Sunday, April 27, 1986 at 2, 3, 4pm
(4) Informal Reception and Discussion with the artists Monday, April 28, 4 to 6pm