New York Neofuturists Boasts Hofstra Prof as an Alum

Christopher Dippel, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama, is a founding member of the New York Neofuturists, a collective of writers, directors, and performers known for theater that is a “fusion of sport, poetry, and living-newspaper.” The Neofuturists gained attention with their groundbreaking show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, which they are bringing to Hofstra on Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. as part of the Creativity Studies in 2016 Symposium.

Too Much Light… , an attempt to perform 30 plays in 60 minutes, is an original concept by Greg Allen and written by the New York Neofuturists. The audience is fully part of the act, deciding the order that these plays are performed. The performance at Hofstra will be followed by a talk-back with the cast.

Also as part of the Creativity Studies Symposium, Professor Dippel will introduce improvisation workshops with the Neofuturists, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on April 20. Advance online registration is required because space is extremely limited.

The Neofuturists have been honored as 2014 Drama Desk nominees; 2013 NYIT nominees, 2012 Drama Desk nominees, 2011 recipients of the NYIT Outstanding Performance Art Award, 2009 NYTheatre People of the Year, and 2006 recipients of the NYIT Outstanding Performance Art Production Award.


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