There’s a prophet in the corner at every party who we all want to meet — glamor, mystery, armor, knowledge all rotating on a kind of captivating dial. They’re paying attention and we’re paying attention to them. And a trio of them perform tonight, the poet Courtney Bush and the pair Peter & Julia.
Courtney Bush is a poet and filmmaker from the Mississippi Gulf Coast who lives and works in childcare in New York City. She is the author of Every Book Is About The Same Thing (Newest York Arts Press, 2022) and the 2022 National Poetry Series selection I Love Information (Milkweed Editions, 2023). Her short films, made with collaborators Jake Goicoechea and Will Carington, have screened at festivals internationally.
Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey collaborate together on works for the stage. Their work wrestles with questions of cruelty, authenticity, deception, entertainment, and power. Their plays have been presented at Under the Radar at the Public Theater, La MaMa, JACK, Soho Rep, the Deutches Schauspielhaus, and the Radikal Jung festival at the München Volkstheater. They were both members of the 2017–2019 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, the 2017–2018 Devised Theater Working Group at the Public Theater, and were Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artists in 2019. Their play, while you were partying, was a finalist for the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award. Upcoming projects include Open Mic Night (a NYFA commission with JACK Arts Space) and Bag of Worms (featured at IDFA Amsterdam 2022).