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Steve Ben Israel’s Living Theater

Steve Ben Israel, who worked with Julian Beck and Judith Malina’s Living Theater for fifteen years in their hey-day and went on to be a performance artist in clubs, New York subways, parks and streets for three decades, died at 74 on this date in 2012. Israel played numerous leading roles for the Living Theater […]

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November 20: Meredith Monk

Composer, choreographer, theater artist and singer Meredith Monk was born in Lima, Peru on this date in 1942. In 1968 she  founded The House, a company dedicated to interdisciplinary performance, and in 1978 she formed Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. Monk is perhaps most widely known for her uncanny, highly emotional vocalizations, which seem to […]

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