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John Collins
John Collins
Director and founder of Elevator Repair Service, a theater ensemble based in New York


Past Event: The Great American Novel, Revisited (2008)



John Collins helped found the acclaimed experimental theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service in 1991. ERS builds its pieces around a wide range of form and content, combining elements of slapstick comedy, hi-tech and lo-tech design, both literary and found text, found objects and discarded furniture, and the group's own highly developed choreography. Their productions include Gatz (2005), a marathon presentation of the entire text of The Great Gatsby, and The Sound and the Fury (April Seventh, 1928) (2008).


Source: Elevator Repair Service


Photograph by Ariana Smart Truman.