EXPERIMENTAL WRITINGS AND PROJECTS

PUBLISHER
KAYA PRESS

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 7 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 12 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/28/2015
Forthcoming

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CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 64   

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ISBN 9781885030085 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $15.95 CDN $15.95

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“Spiked with surreal celebrity trash-culture references, sardonic moral relativity, and Chanse’s biting wit, Lydia’s Funeral Video celebrates irreverent political incorrectness and the societal gray areas in all of us.” — Flavorpill

  

KAYA PRESS

Lydia's Funeral Video

Published by Kaya Press
By Samantha Chanse. Illustrated by Jenifer Wofford.

Native New Yorker <b>Samantha Chanse</b> is a multidisciplinary artist: writer-performer, playwright, comic, and musician. Based in New York and San Francisco, she is also an educator and arts organizer who has worked with a number of not-for-profit arts organizations as artistic director and program director. Her theater work has been presented with the New York International Fringe Festival, Kearny Street Workshop, The Marsh, Asian American Theater Company (AATC), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bowery Poetry Club, and others. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission and an Artist In Motion residency from Footloose/Shotwell Studio, and an Emerging Artists Residency from Tofte Lake Center.Lydia’s Funeral Video is a one-woman play written and performed by Samantha Chanse, a writer, performer, educator and arts organizer based in New York and San Francisco. In this apocalyptic satire, devout bank clerk Lydia Clark-Lin has 28 days to terminate an unplanned pregnancy, shoot her own funeral video and do some standup comedy. As the camera rolls and Lydia gamely sets about her grim task, a story emerges that is at once hilarious and unnerving. This publication unites the full theater script of Lydia’s Funeral Video with a new counterpoint narrative that enhances this dynamic realization of a live theater experience in book form. It also includes development and production notes that chart the daunting process of developing a solo performance, along with project documentation and community response and engagement. Seamlessly weaving in questions of race, gender identity and more existential questions, Lydia’s Funeral Video is bold, unpredictable storytelling at its inventive and unsettling best.

Native New Yorker Samantha Chanse is a multidisciplinary artist: writer-performer, playwright, comic, and musician. Based in New York and San Francisco, she is also an educator and arts organizer who has worked with a number of not-for-profit arts organizations as artistic director and program director. Her theater work has been presented with the New York International Fringe Festival, Kearny Street Workshop, The Marsh, Asian American Theater Company (AATC), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Bowery Poetry Club, and others. She is the recipient of an Individual Artist Commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission and an Artist In Motion residency from Footloose/Shotwell Studio, and an Emerging Artists Residency from Tofte Lake Center.

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