Listen in as A Beast/A Burden writer and director Billy Ray Brewton, along with the portrayer of Chris Burden, Ben Hethcoat, discuss what distinguishes Burden from idiots on YouTube, sculpture in performance, exploring the creator’s complicated history, why you might have a photo of yourself in front of his work and not even realize it, and how to bring a controversial performance artist’s work to life in a theatrical stage play.
“…we sort of go behind the scenes of what it takes to put some of these performance pieces…and some of them, too, we recreate in our own way…”
A Beast/A Burden
written & directed by Billy Ray Brewton
in rep with Pollock: A Frequency Parable, written & performed by Matthew Marcum
January 3–6, 2019
15 Vandam Street
tickets: $30, available via SoHo Playhouse’s website ($15 tix available via TodayTix)