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I Have A Motion Dec 6, 2013

This is as multi layered as it gets. I’ve often wondered aloud what it would be like to be that proverbial fly on the wall. A bug-eyed witness to events hidden from view by an air vent or rafter, gleaning interesting details only hinted at and with this production of Dayna Hansen’s “The Clay Duke” I got my wings.

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Glass Dec 6, 2013

Sometimes I think back to community college sociology seminars; discussing how social problems are constructed. A problem is not a problem until it is made into a problem.  The issue of an “issue” performance is the issue of why an issue is being made into an issue.  

 

What came first; the chicken or the egg? The snake or the apple?

 

Dayna Hanson has a remarkable ability to raise an issue on transparent platforms. Her gift to the audience is herself and her cast, visibly raising it, whatever it is. 

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"Guns, Unglorifed" – City Arts previews The Clay Duke Dec 5, 2013

Read a preview of The Clay Duke in City Arts Magazine.

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shattered Dec 5, 2013

still weeping the morning after.

it is as if Dayna and her ensemble took the simulacrum of the human psyche manufactured to ease the marketplace of American culture and stretched it out delicately in every possible direction revealing, among the innumerable strands of programmed violence, the secret animal beings that lurk through us on their way to love.

a study beyond analysis. an art beyond medium. a drama from within freedom. 

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The Clay Duke intensive with theater luminary Paul Lazar Dec 5, 2013

*From Director Dayna Hanson:
In April 2013 The Clay Duke ensemble had a visitor.

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Dayna Hanson in The 53rd State Occasional No. 1 Dec 4, 2013

53rd State Press is a super-cool small & sustainable press house that publishes new plays and performance texts that "interrogate, challenge, renew, and emblazon the language of performance" (to quote their website).

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