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(Sponsored) “Pollock” Returns to Abrons Arts Center Jan. 4-6

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Photo credit: POLLOCK © Laurent Schneegans.
Photo credit: POLLOCK © Laurent Schneegans.

Following its 2018 New York Times critic’s pick  premiere, POLLOCK returns to Abrons for a limited engagement. In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. POLLOCK explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Michelle Stern); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter.

A production of Compagnie L’héliotrope, co-presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York and Abrons Arts Center.

More information and tickets, please visit Abrons Arts Center:  http://www.abronsartscenter.org/program/us-premiere-pollock/
A play written by Fabrice Melquiot
January 4, 2pm
January 5, 2 pm and 7 pm
January 6, 2 pm
Directed by Paul Desveaux, Compagnie l’héliotrope
Translated in English by Kenneth Casler & Myriam Heard

About the actors: 

Jim Fletcher (Jackson Pollock) has worked with Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players for over 15 years. This past year he performed in the Wooster Group’s production of A Pink Chair (at Bard College’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts and in New York) and in Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty’s Why Why Always at Abrons Arts Center. He has appeared in the films of Kamal Ahmed, Linas Phillips, Zbigniew Bszymek, and Roland Ellis, and in Tony Oursler’s Imponderable.
Michelle Stern (Lee Krasner) was co-founder, performer and producer of the NYC-based visual & performance art company, GAle GAtes et al. She has performed with a variety of downtown artists, including The Wooster Group (North Atlantic). As a producer, Michelle produced Yehuda Duenyas’ The Ascent, was Line Producer of “Curran Under Construction,” produced the street installations for Diana Oh’s {my lingerie play}(2018), and was Line Producer/Company Manager for Taylor Mac’s A 24-Decade History of Popular Music in Brooklyn, and Company Manager for the show’s international tour. She produced the technology/live staging of the PSA, Love Has No Labels, winning a 2016 Emmy Award.

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