Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman

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"Dazzling sophistication...virtuoso level of characterization" (The Village Voice). Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman are a collaborative composing and performing movement theatre duo. They are known for applying complex compositional structures to ordinary human behavior for the purpose of expanding the range of formal experimentation in theatre. Notation systems and sources often accompany their productions. This award-winning duo has been presented on public television and has toured to universities and theatre venues throughout the country. "On the cutting edge of live comedy," the duo performs original, experimental yet accessible movement-theatre. "The results are hilarious but intellectually challenging, simple in execution yet extremely difficult to execute."

Full-length programs are selected from a current and continuously evolving repertoire that includes the acclaimed Over Coffee, Triangle and Time and Time Again. These solos and duets range in length from three to thirty minutes and utilize movement, speech, sounds, and objects. Each movement theatre piece uses a distinct idea for looking at daily life and humor. Programs are designed carefully for each audience. When appropriate, performances can be interspersed with entertaining explanations, invitations to watch and listen in particular ways, and opportunities to ask questions of the performers, allowing audiences to further delight in the compositions.
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