Richard Maxwell

Maxwell

Playwright

Internationally renowned Obie Award-winning director and playwright, Whitney Biennial invited artist, and Guggenheim Fellow, Richard Maxwell will create an installation at the Rubenstein Arts Center where participants play members of staff in a working restaurant. The performance will involve Maxwell's written text and a work-in-progress showing will occur at the end of his residency (February 1-16, 2020).

Engagement Information

Richard Maxwell will stage an installation with student actors, culminating in a work-in-progress showing in February in the gallery of Rubenstein Arts Building.

RUBY FRIDAY
February 7, 2020, 12-1:00pm
Ruby Lounge at the Rubenstein Arts Center, 2020 Campus Drive

"Using the Restaurant to Evoke Institutional Culture"
Internationally renowned director and playwright Richard Maxwell is currently a visiting artist with Duke Theater Studies (February 1-16, 2020). During his residency, he will create an installation in the Rubenstein Arts Center’s gallery where participants—comprised of student actors—will play members of staff in a working restaurant. The performance will involve Maxwell’s written text and a work-in-progress showing will occur at the end of his residency. Join Maxwell for a behind-the-scenes Ruby Friday presentation discussing his inspiration and the development of this work. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC