A Performance for one Player
Written and Performed by
Michael J. Miller
An inspiring visit with the famed
photographer and art impresario
Alfred Stieglitz at his gallery.
is a one-person bio-drama that captures
the spirit and character of photographer
and art impresario, Alfred Stieglitz.
It re-creates the experience of visiting his famed gallery, 291, listening to Stieglitz’s ongoing monologue as he holds forth on
Life, Art, the nature of Truth,
Pure Art vs. Commercialism,
the artists in his circle, and more.
“People used to live in The Year of Our Lord. Now they live in the year of our Landlord. It’s unfortunate. It’s tragic that money has been introduced into this religious ceremony. All true art is a religious, a spiritual manifestation. The workers bring their sacrifices to the altar, and I am expected to get money for them...and at the same time, to keep the altar pure.”
--from STIEGLITZ—MAD DREAMER
is available for support programming for
museum / gallery exhibits, and
art school / university courses.
It can be customized to fit a particular exhibit that
focuses on Stieglitz, O’Keeffe, the Photo-Secession,
his artists, or the beginnings of the modern art
movement in America.
Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NYC
New-York Historical Society, NYC
--for THE ARMORY SHOW AT 100
--for an Art and History Teachers' seminar
The Colony Club, NYC
The Jewish Museum, NYC
--Audio performance / The Steerage
Fisk University, Nashville, TN
--The Stieglitz Collection Opening
92nd St. Y, NYC
--H. Brown Senior Program