28 June 2010
for immediate release
for more information contact Skip Mendler, Director, 570-352-5769
MENDLER RECEIVES GRANT FOR “FOURTEEN CHILDREN” PROJECT
(HONESDALE) – Local performer and activist Skip Mendler has received a grant from the Puffin Foundation of Teaneck, NJ to develop a new production exploring Americans’ reactions to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Tentatively entitled “Fourteen Children,” the production will combine material from existing texts (such as Caryl Churchill’s controversial play “Seven Jewish Children”) and original material created collaboratively by the performers.
Skip Mendler has been a professional performer since graduating from Harvard College in 1978. He was a member of the TOUCH Mime Theatre in North Carolina from 1984 to 1988, and has also performed with John Bromberg’s puppetry group Pictures Moved by Strings. His latest solo performance, “Ballots, Bullets, and Bagatelles,” premiered at the North American Cultural Laboratory (NACL) in October 2006. He is interested in using the arts to promote social progress and economic justice in ways that entertain and encourage as well as inform. “Fourteen Children” will be the first project of a new venture, Green Corpuscle, which will create and perform works designed to do just that.
Rehearsals will begin in mid-July, with performances slated to begin in late September or early October. People who may be interested in participating in the production can contact Skip at 570-352-5769, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.