Raja Feather Kelly : ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY
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ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY
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Live Arts’ 2019–2020 Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) Raja Feather Kelly will play host to a watch party of his in-process documentary, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY, co-directed with long time collaborator, documentary filmmaker, and producer, Laura Snow. In this first part of what will be a feature-length documentary, Kelly and his company, the feath3r theory, capture their internal processes—both behind the scenes and in real time—during the making of the stage production, WEDNESDAY. Set to premiere at New York Live Arts in 2021, WEDNESDAY is a dance-theatre, speculative documentary that dismantles the film Dog Day Afternoon. The attempt is to re-center the story of Raja’s relationship to American Trans-woman Liz Eden, for whom the character Leon in the film is loosely based. Offering audiences a raw and honest inside-look at their creative processes, ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY will follow cast members as they search for the true motivations and outcomes behind the infamous, Brooklyn bank robbery portrayed in the cinematic-drama Dog Day Afternoon.
WEDNESDAY is commissioned by and originally presented by New York Live Arts as part of the Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Program. As one of Live Arts’ signature programs for artist development, vital support program is also provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.