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Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist

Peter Mills Weiss + Julia Mounsey

BAC Space Resident Artist

Theater artists Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey (NYC) will develop while you were partying, a devised performance about trauma, aggression, entitlement, and impotence. The show takes the form of a comedy sketch, culminating in an act of violent empathy ­— a woman corporally possessing a man and compelling him to tell the audience the story of her body. The show seeks to trouble an audience's preconceived notions about what it looks like to process trauma, and asks: what is the true cost of healing?

Leadership support for BAC has been provided by Altman Foundation, Anonymous, James H. Duffy, The Enoch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Thompson Family Foundation, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.

Peter Mills Weiss + Julia Mounsey
Artist Bio

Peter Mills Weiss + Julia Mounsey

Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey collaborate together on works for the stage. Their work wrestles with questions of cruelty, authenticity, ownership, deception, entertainment, and power.

They have been presented at Under the Radar at the Public Theater, La MaMa, JACK, Ant Fest at Ars Nova, CATCH Performance Series, and Little Theatre at Dixon Place. They were both members of the 2017-2019 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and of the 2017-2018 Devised Theater Working Group at the Public Theater. Their first full-length work, [50/50] old school animation, premiered at JACK in 2016 and has since been performed at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and at the Münchner Volkstheater’s Radikal Jung Festival in Munich, Germany.

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