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Shanti Grumbine discusses “The Last Color: A Reliquary”

On Thursday, June 2, LABAlive will present “Boundaries,” an evening of multi-disciplinary works-in-process exploring our relationship with beauty. The evening will feature teachings by Ruby Namdar and work by fellows Lainie Fefferman, Lital Dotan, and Shanti Grumbine, who will present her project The Last Color: A Reliquary. Here, Grumbine talks about her project and the inspiration she found in our house of...

Lital Dotan discusses “Second Floor”

On Thursday, June 2, LABAlive will present “Boundaries,” an evening of multi-disciplinary works-in-process exploring our relationship with beauty. The evening will feature teachings by Ruby Namdar and work by fellows Shanti Grumbine, Lainie Fefferman, and Lital Dotan, who will present an excerpt from her play, Second Floor. Here, Dotan talks about her project and the inspiration she found in our house...

SHAWN SHAFNER TALKS ABOUT ‘EAT YOUR FEELINGS’

LABA FELLOW SHAWN SHAFNER TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW COMMUNITY-BASED ARTWORK, FERMENTING MEMORIES AND WHY HE NOW MAKES SURE TO LOOK FOR THE MOON EVERY NIGHT. COME SEE HIS NEW WORK IN “TIME INSIDE US,” 6/4 AT THE Y. Tell us about your project. “Eat Your Feelings” is a community-based artwork...

BEN GANTCHER TALKS ABOUT ‘DOCTOR CALIBAN’

BEN GANTCHER TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW CYCLE OF POEMS, THE PLEASURE OF DRAWING BOUNDARIES AND WHY TIME IS THE “AMINO ACID SOUP OF THE SELF.” COME HEAR HIM READ HIS NEW WORK ON 6/4. TICKETS HERE. Tell us about your project. An old alter ego, Doctor Caliban, had been surfacing around...

ANDY TEIRSTEIN TALKS ABOUT ‘THE VAGABONDS’

LABA FELLOW ANDY TEIRSTEIN TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW MUSIC-THEATER WORK, THE PARADOX OF NOMADIC LIFE, AND THE JEWISH TEXTS ON TIME THAT RESONATED WITH HIM THE MOST. SEE “THE VAGABONDS” ON 6/4. TICKETS HERE. Tell us about your project. “The Vagabonds” begins with the characters of Kick, a street poet,...