|Program Stephen Rappaport
at Le Petit Festival du Théâtre 2008
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Written and performed by Stephen Rappaport
Directed by Hope Alexander Willis
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART is an honest and courageous look at man´s inherent fear of intimacy and commitment. "Brilliant, original and riotously funny," it is, at the same time, a sober and candid illumination of the contemporary male psyche. "It's the dreamiest, sexiest, scariest date that never happened."
"He make us laugh when he wants to...hypnotized, we are caught in the flood of his fantasy that seems endless."
Dagens Nyheter, Daniel Anderson
"...exquisitely revelatory... a blisteringly funny, hypnotically wild wrestle with the male ego." Robert Hurwitt, S.F. Examiner
"Rappaport is a virtuoso at expressing all things human." Joe Adcock Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"A must see show...perceptive observations of human nature are matched only by his seductive stage presence." Barbara Crook, The Vancouver Sun.
"...one of the most exhilarating artists I've encountered...erotic... fresh...alive. All who see this show will be encouraged to open their hearts and bodies to freedom and possibility." Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight.
"...amazing physicality...the seductiveness of an uncoiling snake...an honor to bestow." A. E. White, DB Magazine, Adelaide Australia
"Hilarious...undeniably brilliant...don't miss it." The Vancouver Courier
"...a tremendously physical, sensual actor...the presence and timing of a great stand-up comic." Alastair Mabbott, The List Glasgow/Edinburgh
"...entertaining wild fantasy...precise...edgy...engrossing." The Globe and Mail.
"Great script, mesmerizing performance...astonishing honesty and pure skill. The dreamiest, sexiest, scariest date that never happened." The Kitsilano News
"His talent and intelligence combined with razor sharp wit and timing make this one of the most hilarious performances of the year." D. Niedermayer, Fringe Review
|About Stephen Rappaport
Stephen Rappaport is an actor, director, singer songwriter, solo theater performer, writer, and poet.
His monodramas, JONES, THE BIRD, THE CHOCOLATE QUARRY, CHIGGERS, THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE STEPHEN RAPPAPORT BAND, have toured internationally with critical acclaim.
As film and television actor, he has had starring and guest starring roles in ...AND GOD SPOKE, ER, NYPD BLUE, BROOKLYN SOUTH and STAR TREK VOYAGER among others.
He has directed and collaborated on the development of numerous new theater works, most recently, One’s a Company Two’s a crowd, (Philippe Blanchard, Gemma Higginbotham) Baby Drama, (directed by Susan Osten), AUTODIDAKET I ENMANSAKT (Shima Niavarani), LYNN (Charlotta Öfverholm), ABSTRAKT RAP (Johannes Anyuru) GIV AKT, ( Sandra Medina) MANLIGHET (by Frans Wiklund), HEJ ALLA DJÄVLAR (a piece developed out of workshops with 10 year olds), LILLE MANNEN (Mats Rosen), and FISSE OCH RIGORMORTUS PÅ VANILJGATAN (a collage of short stories).
Stephen leads theater and creativity workshops (FINDING VOICE) and has taught extensively at Universities, businesses, and privately worldwide.