The Neo-Futurists: Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind

The Neo-Futurists

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind
September 11 & 12, 2014
The Neo-Futurists
The Neo-Futurists photo by Evan Hanover

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Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is an artistic attempt to perform 30 two-minute plays, selected at random in front of the audience’s eyes.

With an aesthetic that draws upon Dada, Surrealism and the work of the original Italian Futurists, the single unifying element of the short plays is that they are performed from a perspective of absolute honesty.

This experimental theatre company’s co-artistic director, Kurt Chiang, is a graduate of UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. But would you expect anything less?

Celebrating Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind

Review by Theatre Communications Group

Here's why it all works: The Neo-Futurists are drawing on complex aesthetic traditions that have been shaping non-narrative art and theatre for nearly a hundred years. Quite simply, the company is using good theory to make good art.

— JUSTIN MAXWELL, Theatre Communications Group