A breathtaking visionary. —Time Out New York
A triumph of disciplined thinking, narrative fluidity, and musical accomplishment. —The New York Times
A Living Documentary is a raw comedic reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century. Intertwining elements of musical comedy, documentary, and fiction, Hopkins’ newest work intersperses autobiographical storytelling with portrayals of semi-fictional comedic characters, all the while asking myriad questions about the realities of artistic life in New York City. A veritable departure from past works, A Living Documentary presents a stripped-down, one-woman-show, in which Hopkins plays herself and an eclectic cast of characters. Featuring several of Hopkins’ original compositions.
A Living Documentary was commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts (additional support was given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.) A Living Documentary was developed, in part, through residencies at The Watermill Center (in partnership with New York Live Arts); Bunker in Slovenia (through the Suitcase Fund); Mount Tremper Arts; and Acadia Summer Arts Program. Some material for this work was developed through showings at the Catch performance series.