Grant Recipient Details

Location

Chicago, IL

Artist
Manual Cinema, Chicago, IL
Project Title
The End of TV
Fiscal Year Awarded
2018
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$60,000

Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70’s R&B-inspired art pop songs, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise. Two sides of the American Dream — its technicolor promise as delivered through TV ads, and its failure, witnessed in the dark reality of industrial decline — are staged in cinematic shadow puppetry and lo-fi live video feeds with flat, paper renderings of commercial products. The performance is driven by a sweeping chamber art pop song cycle performed live by a five-piece band.

PROJECTED TOURING AVAILABILITY

Currently Available

TOUR COORDINATOR

Laura Colby | laurac@elsieman.org
Director
Elsie Management
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