Professor John Carson Performs in “The Waiting Room” at New Hazlett Theater

Posted on August 30, 2018

Professor John Carson is among the performers in a new production from Corningwork Glue Factory Project titled “The Waiting Room.” The “surreal, multi-disciplinary, transcendent, dance theater work” runs from September 5 to 9 at New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh.

Using the catalyst of a little known Jewish tradition, where from the moment of death until the moment of burial, a body should not be left unattended, a shomer (guard) is engaged to sit through the long overnight vigil.

​What is it like sitting in a room alone with death for hours?

Through the integral use of creative projections, theatrical innovations, and Corning’s poignant choreographic style, this group of performing and visual artists collaboratively create a stunning, often times surreal and otherworldly experience, proffering a transcendent work that touches more on life, than on death.

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Image: Frank Walsh/corningworks c. 2018