Poetry. Drama. A VOICE TO PERFORM is:
HANNAH CUT IN: Assembled in time-bound segments, each derived from the idea of interruption in the writings of Hannah Arendt, this play was created for a Poets Theater event at the University Art Museum, Berkeley, 2017.
MEMORY PLAY: A two-act, multifaceted conceptualization of memory-as-performance proffered by personified creature and instructions, a child, and a Miltonic Humiliator toy.
GARDENER OF STARS, AN OPERA: A duo, a trio, a quartet, an ensemble, this work adapts Harryman's experimental novel, GARDENER OF STARS "paradise and wastelands of utopian desire."
Carla Harryman works in interdisciplinary performance, poetry, and prose. She has authored twenty-four books including ANIMAL INSTINCTS: PROSE, PLAYS, ESSAYS (This Press, 1989), GARDENER OF STARS: A NOVEL (Atelos, 2001), ADORNO'S NOISE (Essay Press, 2008), and the two-volume SUE IN BERLIN and Sue á Berlin with French translation by Sabine Huyn (Presses Universitaires de Rouen, 2017). Her performances have been presented internationally, including at Documenta 12 and Music Unlimited in Wells, Austria. She serves on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University, where she teaches in an interdisciplinary creative writing program.