LETTER-WRITING REVIVALISTS -- the LWR PROJECT! BEFORE THE WORD, THERE WAS THE LETTER: a performance writing project preaching the fine & lost art of letter-writing by Evan Plummer, Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein, and Maritza Mosquera, April 2009 When was the last time you wrote a personal letter by hand and mailed it? When was the last time you experienced the thrill of receiving one of those fine letters? Don't wait a moment longer...! The time is now! Join us under the letter writing revival tent, coming soon to a town near you! Write the letter you were never meant to write! Write the letter that always meant to be written! Letter Writing Revivalists, Unite!
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PARTICLE MONOLOGUES In this multi-city conversation, a team of artists wrote poetic snippets addressed to a "universal you" on tags with string. We sent these snippets to each other via post, and then tied each other's snippets in spots throughout our respective cities -- Chicago, Oakland, NYC-- to lamp posts, bicycle handlebars, street lights, fences, and tree limbs. The project was based on Rachel McIntire's theory of "particle monologues" -- the notion that each of us carries and rehearses the lost fragments of conversation addressed to a particular "you" -- when that person leaves, dies, disappears, we are still left speaking to that person -- addressing unrequited, undiscovered messages from within. Here, in this project, we got to expose, expunge, exalt the voice inside each of us that speaks to another. Break Arts built a Particle Monologue Machine as part of Harvard's Arts in Education Continuing the Conversation conference in 2008 with fellow artist Nathan Johnston, Rachel McIntire, & Amanda Lichtenstein (2008).