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Demotic 2004/2006
The Roman Forum Project 2003
Virtual Live 2002
The Roman Forum 2000
Birth of the Christ Child 1999
Still Lies Quiet Truth 1998
Silent Orpheus 1997
Orpheus 1997
The White Whale 1997
The Candide Campaign 1996
Gutter City 1995
LittleHamlet 1995
The Cake of the Desert 1996
I Object 1995
Christmas 1994
PERFORMANCE HISTORY
Demotic Demotic 2004/2006
INFORMATION
"Demotic" was a mixed reality performance work was produced in a workshop version in 2004 at the Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine, and then saw full production at the Baltimore Theatre Project in 2006.
DATE
November 2006
March 2004
ONLINE PERFORMERS
Ursula Endlicher
Antoinette LaFarge
Lise Patt
Richard Smoley
Heather Wagner
Ellen Warkentine


STAGE ARTISTS
Tracey A. Leigh
Maria de los Angeles Esteves
Jeff Ridenour

Directors:
Antoinette LaFarge (online)
Robert Allen (stage)
 
Roman Forum Project The Roman Forum Project
INFORMATION
"The Roman Forum Project" (Roman Forum 2) was performed at the Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine. It was a mixed reality performance work. The performances were streamed live to the Internet.
DATE
March 2003
ONLINE CAST
Marlena Corcoran = Poppaea.Sabina
Joe Ferrari = Quintus.Roscius
Richard Foerstl = Cicero
Antoinette LaFarge = Pretorian_Guard
Lise Patt = Germania.Servius
Richard Smoley = Petronius.Arbiter


GALLERY CAST
Alan Goodson = Quintus Roscius
Kevin Keaveney = Petronius.Arbiter
David Moo = Marcus Tullius Cicero
Kim Weild = Germania Servius
Helen Wilson = Poppaea Sabina


Directors:
Antoinette LaFarge (online)
Robert Allen (stage)
 
Virtual Live Virtual Live
INFORMATION
This preview for "The Roman Forum Project" (Roman Forum 2) was hosted by the gallery Location One, New York. "Virtual Live" featured live performances in the gallery mixed with video environments and streamed to the Internet simultaneously with a live online improvisation and an open online forum on virtual performance.
DATE
Jan. 19, 2002
ONLINE CAST
Marlena Corcoran = Poppaea.Sabina
Joe Ferrari = Quintus.Roscius
Richard Foerstl = Cicero
Antoinette LaFarge = Pretorian_Guard
Lise Patt = Germania.Servius
Richard Smoley = Petronius.Arbiter


GALLERY CAST
Kevin Keaveney = Petronius.Arbiter
David Moo = Cicero

Directors:
Antoinette LaFarge (MOO)
Robert Allen (Location One)
 
The Roman Forum The Roman Forum
INFORMATION
This hybrid online/offline theatrical event focusing on the 2000 U.S. presidential election took place both on YINMOO at UC-Irvine and at Side Street Live in downtown Los Angeles. It ran during the week of the Democratic National Convention, and performances responded to unfolding events of the campaign and the convention.

The June performance, entitled "The Coronation of Poppaea" was sponsored by Friedrich Wilhelms Universitaet and took place as part of the "Global Brain--Bonner Wissenchaftsnacht" in Bonn, Germany, where it was seen by live projection.
DATES
June 30, 2000 (MOO/Bonn, Germany)
Aug. 11, 2000 (MOO/Side Street Live)
Aug. 14, 2000 (MOO/Side Street Live)
Aug. 15, 2000 (MOO/Side Street Live)
Aug. 16, 2000 (MOO/Side Street Live)
Aug. 17, 2000 (MOO)
Aug. 18, 2000 (Side Street Live)
Aug. 19, 2000 (Side Street Live)
Aug. 20, 2000 (Side Street Live)
ONLINE CAST
Marlena Corcoran = Poppaea.Sabina
Joe Ferrari = Quintus.Roscius
Richard Foerstl = Cicero
Antoinette LaFarge = Pretorian_Guard
Lise Patt = Germania.Servius
Richard Smoley = Petronius.Arbiter


STAGE CAST
Kevin Keaveney = Petronius.Arbiter
Daniel Lynch Millner = Quintus.Roscius
David Moo = Cicero
Elizabeth Nafpaktitis = Germania.Servius
Helen Wilson = Poppaea.Sabina

Directors:
Antoinette LaFarge (MOO)
Robert Allen (Side Street Live)
 
Birth of the Christ Child Birth of the Christ Child
INFORMATION
This performance in celebration of the millenniumtook place on YINMOO at UC-Irvine and was hosted by the Munich Medienforum, where it was seen by live projection.
DATE
Dec. 15, 1999
CAST
Marlena Corcoran = First.Angel, Three.Dead.Men
Ursula Endlicher = Sibyl, Kindergardeners
Joe Ferrari = Recording Angel
Richard Foerstl = Shepherds, Isaiah
Antoinette LaFarge = Smoking Angel, XDD
Lise Patt = Satan

Director:
Marlena Corcoran
 
Orpheus Still Lies Quiet Truth
INFORMATION
This play adaptation of The Candide Campaign was staged with 6 actors and included live projections from IDMOO. It was inaugurated for the 1998 New York International Fringe Festival and repeated for the 1998 New York Digital Salon.

The script of this play is not available online, but it is very closely based on a related poem, "SLQT", which is archived here.
DATES
August 19, 22 23, 24, 25, 27, 29, 1998

November 13 + 14, 1998
CAST
Melissa Phipps = History-Herself, Reporter, Spectator
Megan Welch = Monkey-General
Kevin Keaveney = Baron-Samedi
Giovanni Pucci = Candide
David Heckel = Reporter, Spectator
Erika Larson = Reporter, Spectator


adaptation by:
Antoinette LaFarge

directed by:
Robert Allen

sound design:
Joe Ferrari

 
Orpheus Silent Orpheus
INFORMATION
This performance in the Orpheus series took place on the international Day Without Art. The performance took place on IDMOO, hosted by the School of Visual Arts, NY, and was seen by by simultaneous projection at the Video Wall at 55 Broad St., New York, and at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Santa Monica. After the performance there was an open online discussion with the Plaintext Players about the performance.

DATE
Dec. 1, 1997
CAST
Cathy Caplan
Marlena Corcoran
Joe Ferrari
Lise Patt

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 
Orpheus Orpheus
INFORMATION
"Orpheus: Sono la Musica (I am the Music)" inaugurated the Orpheus series at documenta X. This performance took place online and was seen on 3 monitors and projected on 2 walls at documenta X.

A complete transcript of "Orpheus: I Am the Music" is archived here.
DATE
July 26, 1997
CAST
Cathy Caplan = Eurydice, Maenad#3
Marlena Corcoran = Orpheus
Joe Ferrari = Zeus, maryMaenad
Lise Patt = Hades

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 
The White Whale The White Whale
INFORMATION
Inaugurated for the Venice Biennale, this series took place online, on PMC MOO.
DATES
June 8, 1997
June 9, 1997
June 12, 1997
CAST
Marlena Corcoran = Herman
Joe Ferrari = Reporter
Richard Foerstl = Ishmael
Lise Patt = Monkey-General
Heather Wagner = White Whale
Antoinette LaFarge = History-Herself

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 
The Candide Campaign The Candide Campaign
INFORMATION
This series took place as part of the "Password Ferdydurke" show at Postmasters Gallery, NY. The performances took place online, on ID MOO, and were seen offline via live projection in the gallery.

A stage play entitled "Still Lies Quiet Truth" was adapted from this series.

A poem adapted from this series, "SLQT," is archived here.

DATES
Oct. 22, 1996:
The Candidate Announces

Oct. 30, 1996:
The Great Debate

Nov. 5, 1996:
Election Night!

Nov. 8, 1996:
The Spin Cycle

CAST
Cathy Caplan = howweird
Marlena Corcoran = Candide
Joe Ferrari = Reporter
Lise Patt = Monkey-General
Thessy Mehrain = The.Scandal
Richard Smoley = Baron.Samedi
Heather Wagner = Stage
& Guests

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 

Gutter City Gutter City
INFORMATION
This series took place as part of the New York Digital Salon show. The performances took place online, on ID MOO.

A complete transcript of the fifth performance in this series, "What Was in That Truth Serum?," is archived here.

DATES
#1: Nov. 9, 1995
#2: Nov. 14, 1995
#3: Nov. 16, 1995
#4: Nov. 18, 1995
#5: Nov. 21, 1995
#6: Nov. 27, 1995
#7: Nov. 30, 1995
CAST
Cathy Caplan = howweird
Joe Ferrari = bystander
Richard Foerstl = Ishmael
Antoinette LaFarge = fate
littlebrain = Monkey-General
& Guests

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 

LittleHamlet LittleHamlet
INFORMATION
This series took place as part of the London "Blast 4: Bioinformatica" show organized by the X-Art Foundation and the Xavier Lopez Gallery. The performances took place online, on PMC MOO, and were seen offline via live projection in the gallery.
DATES
#1: Sept. 14, 1995
#2: Sept. 15, 1995
#3: Sept. 20, 1995
#4: Sept. 23, 1995
#5: Sept. 27, 1995
#6: Sept. 30, 1995
#7: Oct. 4, 1995
CAST
Cathy Caplan
Marlena Corcoran
Joe Ferrari
Richard Foerstl
Lesley Mowat
Lorna Smedman
Heather Wagner
Adrianne Wortzel
& Guests

Director:
Antoinette LaFarge
 

ChristmasChristmas
INFORMATION
All performances of this series took place online, on PMC MOO, except for one (Nov. 1, 1994) that took place on IATH MOO. The last four performances were part of the "Blast 4: Bioinformatica" show at Sandra Gering Gallery in New York and were seen there via live projection.

A short radio play based on "Christmas 9" was presented on PseudoRadio's "Art Dirt" show on Aug. 15, 1996; the playscript is archived here.

A special performance involving some of the Christmas characters took place in September 1995, as part of the European Media Arts Festival (EMAF).

DATES
#1: March 1994
#2: April 1994
#3: April 1994
#4: April 1994
#5: Apr. 25, 1994
#6: Apr. 27, 1994
#7: April 1994
#8: Oct. 11, 1994
#9: Oct. 21, 1994
#10: Nov. 1, 1994
#11: Nov. 8, 1994
#12: Nov. 15, 1994
#13: Nov. 22, 1994
#14: Dec. 4, 1994
#15: Dec. 9, 1994
#16: Dec. 10, 1994
#17: Dec. 16, 1994
#18: Dec. 17, 1994

EMAF: Sept. 9, 1995

CAST
Robert Allen
Joe Ferrari
Thessy Mehrain
Lesley Mowat
Richard Smoley
Heather Wagner
Adrianne Wortzel
& Guests

Directors:
Antoinette LaFarge
Heather Wagner