Director Elizabeth LeCompte is a founding member of the New York experimental theater ensemble The Wooster Group. A pioneer of incorporating the influence of media into her productions, LeCompte has been awarded an NEA Distinguished Artists Fellowship for Lifetime Achievement in American Theater and a MacArthur Fellowship. Her latest work is a new production of Hamlet, which premieres in Los Angeles at the REDCAT Theater and features Casey Spooner as Laertes. Spooner formed the electro-pop-performance troupe Fischerspooner with classically trained musician Warren Fischer in 1998. Currently recording songs for what will be their third full-length album, Fischerspooner’s members are also preparing a book chronicling their early years.
This ongoing series pairs creative thinkers from a range of disciplines for engaging, provocative discussions on culture, science, and the arts.
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Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee. Hammer lectures are supported in part, by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.