By Grandma - Mike McGee, Tim Platt, Ben Gansky, and Peter Mills Weiss
GRANDMA’s current work is composed of highly structured stories that exist at the border of reality and fiction, and of horror and humor.Their current piece, MAKE PEOPLE, is a monologue for shared voice. It lies formally between stand up comedy and the confessional monologue. It's a show about the horror of intimacy, and our collective need to consume, acquire, and destroy. There will also be some fun surprises, and fresh beats.
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About the Artist
Ben Gansky’s original performance work as a director, writer, and interaction designer has been developed and shown nationally and internationally. In NYC, his work has been featured at Incubator Arts Project, Dixon Place, HERE Arts, The Invisible Dog, and at Cloud City, a Williamsburg arts space which he co-founded in 2012 and where he curated and produced diverse performances through spring 2014. He is currently a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, where he teaches a course in devising. www.bengansky.com
Michael McGee is a lighting designer and theater maker. Lighting credits include Describe the Night (Rajiv Jospeh premier), Early Plays (St. Ann’s Warehouse), Too Many Lenas 3: Let them Eat Cake (New Ohio), Love Play/Play Money (La Mama), and The Hour of the Star (Columbia Stages). They are a founding member of the performance company GRANDMA. BA: Oberlin College. MFA: NYU Tisch. mcgeesmagic.squarespace.com
Tim Platt is a comedian, performance artist, and co-founder of GRANDMA. He performs stand up across the city and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Tim is proud to work as a teaching artist, actor and director for the Story Pirates. You can see Tim’s illustrations at King Bozo’s Gift Cards (ilovegiftcards.tumblr.com).
Peter Mills Weiss is a monologuist and performance artist. His work has been seen at Little Theatre at Dixon Place, CATCH Performance Series, the Incubator Arts Project, Fresh Ground Pepper, and the Silent Barn. Collaborators have included: Richard Foreman, John Jesurun, Mallory Catlett, the Wallace Shawn/Andre Gregory Project. He is a 2015 – 2016 Target Margin Theater Fellow.
Julia Mounsey (dramaturg) is a writer and artist. Her work has been seen at The Silent Barn, Cloud City, Muchmore’s, Little Theatre at Dixon Place, and the Cocoon Theatre in Poughkeepsie. Her poetry has been published in The Silo and is forthcoming in The Washington Square Review. She is a graduate of Bennington College.