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Ellen Stewart

Ellen Stewart built one of New York’s most influential institutions, La MaMa Experimental Theater Club. “Ellen Stewart (November 7, 1919 – January 13, 2011) was an African-American theatre director and producer and the founder of La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. … Continue reading

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Synthedelia: Psychedelic Electronic Music in the 1960s

“‘Rock & roll is electronic music – because if you pull the plug, it stops.’ So says Louis ‘Cork’ Marcheschi of Fifty Foot Hose, whose sole album, Cauldron – a pioneering collision of abstract electronics and psychedelic rock originally released … Continue reading

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Theatre Genesis

Radical thoughts, limited spaces: a performance at the Caffe Cino. “Theatre Genesis was an Off-Off-Broadway theater founded in 1964 by Ralph Cook. Located in the historic St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery in New York City, it produced the work of new … Continue reading

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A Most Violent Year

“It was neither the best nor the worst of times. But in contrast to the relative placidity of the 1950s, the events of 1968 opened up previously unimaginable vistas to people all across the globe. ‘We knew about the Paris … Continue reading

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Yorkville

“When I say Yorkville, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Hippies? Free love? Psychedelic rock? Unlikely these days. Now the area is a high end shopping haven. Home to the ‘Mink Mile,’ the neighbourhood is home to some … Continue reading

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The Living Theatre

“The Living Theatre is an American theatre company founded in 1947 and based in New York City. It is the oldest experimental theatre group in the United States. For most of its history it was led by its founders, actress … Continue reading

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The Digger Papers

“… In a more recent manifestation, the Diggers reappeared in 20th-century San Francisco. Challenging modern industrialization, they referred to it as bureaucratic excess, or garbage. Norman Cohn makes note of the original Diggers in the appendix of his book, The Pursuit … Continue reading

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