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Published on Aug 19, 2007
Excerpt from the making of The Wild Party, a play which explores the American artistic traditions of jazz, film noir, and poetry. Written in 1926, it is a witty risque poem about two vaudeville performers who fight, make up, throw a party and flirt with danger. Set in shadows with a live jazz band, and original compositions by Bruce Forman, the performance fuses film ideas with modern shadow techniques derived from the ancient art form. It is the poem that inspired William Burroughs to become a writer.