by carl wilson

Darren O'Donnell:
Can he tell us how to get to Sesame Street?


I've got a piece about Toronto writer-artist-performer-impresario Darren O'Donnell, creator of Haircuts By Children along with much more, in the new issue of Toronto Life. It's a radically reduced version of my original but gets the job done as an introduction to O'Donnell and his take on participatory/relational/social art-theatre - which he charmingly reduces to an attempt to recapture the Sesame Street urban-community fantasies of his childhood in his real life in Toronto. Forget Allan Kaprow and the Internet, he hints - all this social-art stuff of the current generation might be traceable to the Children's Television Workshop.

General | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, November 11 at 4:35 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (3)



Good piece, and you get extra points for the title "Performance Art That Doesn’t Suck".

Posted by Michelangelo on November 16, 2008 1:18 PM



Maybe at some later point, but I can't release a competing version while it's in the current Toronto Life and on their site.

Posted by zoilus on November 13, 2008 4:50 PM



Do we ever get to see the longer article?

Posted by Misha on November 12, 2008 11:54 PM




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