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October 11, 2003

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen: Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, both close friends of Donald Judd, delivered the Chinati Open House lecture to accompany an exhibition of drawings the two had made together.

June 12 - 27, 2003

Available Space

Presented By: Marfa Theater

A Lower Left dance performance.

May 23 - 24, 2003

Flamenco Improvisation and New Dance Choreographies

Presented By: Marfa Theater

Dance choreographed by Mary Fitzgerald with the Fred Darsow Dance Company.

March 3, 2003

Music and Poetry: Without End

Presented By: Marfa Theater

De Camera of Houston poet Adam Zagajewski read from his collection of poems Without End: New and Selected Poems. Founder of De Camera of Houston, Sarah Rothenberg, performed various works including pieces by Frederic Chopin and Gideon Klein.

The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and The Sandbox

Two classic American one-act plays written by Thornton Wilder and Edward Albee. The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden was directed by Dawn Trook and The Sandbox was directed by Rob Weiner.

November 1 -2 , 2002

Santos de Shafter

Presented By: Marfa Studio of Arts

Santos de Shafter is based on a fictional tale of a saint from Shafter, Texas. Multimedia theater performance written by Paul Hunt with participation by community members.

November 1 - 2, 2002

Dia de los Meurtos

Presented By: Marfa Studio of Arts

Community–wide celebration of “Dia de los Muertos”, the Day of the Dead. In the Latin tradition, the souls of the dead return to earth where their families have adorned their graves. This event featured personal family altars, music and traditional food.

October 11 -12, 2002

Marfa Recordings: Stephen Vitiello and Tetsu Inoue

Presented By: Chinati Foundation and the Marfa Theater

A collaboration between electronic musician and media artist Stephen Vitiello and Tetsu Inoue, a leading ambient and computer music composer.

October 26, 2002

Pachanga Variety Show

Presented By: Marfa Theater

A community-wide talent show of all ages, featuring acts from across the tri-county region. Pachanga featured animal acts, barbershop quartets, singers and dancers. Prizes were awarded by local celebrity judges.

August 16 - 17, 2002

Carte Postale

Presented By: Marfa Theater

Playwright Le This Diem Thuy uses French colonial postcards of Vietnam as a framework for four multi-media monologues exploring questions of power, pleasure and memory.

August 1, 2002

Adult Puppet Theater

Presented By: Marfa Theater

Production by the Adult Puppet Theater, an organization based in Dallas.

March 8 - 9, 2001

Our Town

Presented By: Marfa Theater

Our Town, written by Thornton Wilder, was performed with a local cast and directed by Dr. Cecilia Thompson.

October 5, 2001

Marie and Bruce

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Marie and Bruce is Wallace Shawn’s 1979 portrait of a decaying marriage. Shaw and his parter, Deborah Eisenberg, performed the main roles of Marie and Bruce.

May 25 - 27, 2001

High Lonesome

Presented By: Marfa Theater

High Lonesome tells the story of an heir to a large ranching fortune who returns home after a long absence to attend his father’s funeral, claim his inheritance and determine the fate of an entire town. An original production written by Michelle Dehart West and directed by Micelle Dehart West and Verena Zbinden.