Actors Needed for New AIR Project!

March 3, 2011

The Hammer Museum is looking for actors to participate in an artist project April 7-10th, 2011.

Ana Prvacki’s project, "Greeting Committee," is a dynamic scene in the entrances of the Hammer museum that magnifies and zooms in on the protocols and customs of basic hospitality routines, such as greetings, salutations, and welcoming. Working with UCLA students and the local community, the artist and the museum will invite visitors to participate in practical demonstrations and practices of cultural manners with each other.

Actors will be working within these groups of students led by etiquette instructors to improvise and facilitate social and public aspects of etiquette practices and gestures. This is an improv, unscripted situation with a fun, slapstick side actors can explore - as the artist said ”imagine Emily Post meets Borat".

The events will take place in the museum lobby April 7- April 10. The Hammer is looking to hire 6 actors total who will work 3 per two hour shifts each day 12-2pm and 2-4pm. The honorarium is $200 for all 8 hours. Actors will be required to attend one meeting the last week of March – date to be determined.

If you are interested in more information please contact:

Elizabeth Cline

Curatorial Associate of Public Engagement

Hammer Museum

[email protected]