A vintage black and white Russian ad in a newspaper of a balding man reaching across a mechanical item. A baby wearing a sweater and booties is laying on top of the paper.

I WANT A BABY! Reimagined

Angela Beallor
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7 PM

In addition to its curatorial program EMPAC supports many campus events, including seven each year chosen and sponsored by the Arts Department/HASS. This is a graduate PhD thesis project.

A one-night performance of MG (aka I WANT A BABY! Reimagined)

Angela Beallor's presentation is a queer adaptation of Sergei Tret'iakov's 1926 play I Want a Baby! This performance condenses the Soviet-era play with contemporary overlays and additions of dancers! experimental sound! video projection! & much much more.

Come meet Milda Grignau, a cultural worker building a communal nursery who decides that she would also like to contribute a new proletarian citizen to the development of the new society. Explore themes of (queer) reproduction, eugenics, utopianism, and more as they relate to early Soviet Russia and our contemporary moment.

Every year, the Rensselaer Department of the Arts programs seven events utilizing the infrastructure and support of the production teams at EMPAC. These productions often include final graduate thesis projects that are developed in the venues themselves.

Main Image: El Lissitzky, I WANT A CHILD, Photo-Collage, 1930.

Dates + Tickets

I WANT A BABY! Reimagined
Angela Beallor
Friday 26
7:00 PM
April 2019
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Production Credits

Sound: Joan Kelsey | Michelle Temple & Cem Çakmak Choreography: Liv McKee Projections: Angela Beallor & Elizabeth Press Light design: Nick Karalexis Stage manager: Beatrice Capone Costume design: Heidi Prenevost Props & Costumes: Olivia Stalvey

Featuring Movers & Performers: Angela Beallor, Triya Cruzallen, Joan Kelsey, Hined Rafeh, Ricardo Tovar Mateus, Molly McDonnell, Alina Vitalyevna, Courtney Murphy, Van Tran Nguyen, Xander Prince, Matthew Sekellick, Olivia Stalvey, Atsushi Akera, Jess Bennett, Kristin Diotte, Mara Estes, Kamryn Wolf, and Nicole Zavala.