Images from Generous Company's Gumbo 2013 - Food & Art For The Brain

Generous Company’s GUMBO, a festival of new work from theatre, visual arts, and music, returns to Baltimore Theatre Project January 31 through February 9, 2013. This festival will consist of presentations of over 25 new works in various stages of development over two weeks.

For 2013, GUMBO will be a two week hot house to nurture and generate artistic responses to recent conversations about the brain, perception, and creativity. Generous Company has challenged visual artists, musicians, and playwrights to view or read one accessible conversation/chapter on the artistic brain and then create a piece of work in response. We will be showcasing these responses via 20 new short plays written by playwright alumni of WordBRIDGE Playwrights Laboratory, devised work, as well as a host of visual and musical artists.

Artists at GUMBO 2013 will be gaining inspiration from Charlie Rose: The Brain Series and the work of Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist Dr. Eric Kandel. Dr. Kandel’s groundbreaking books In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of the Mind (2007) and The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present (2012) present stunning new portraits of how the human brain creates memories and how the brain responds to art. Through these two books and The Brain Series, Kandel has extended an invitation from the field of neurobiology to the artists of the world and Generous Company is ready to respond.

In addition to presentations of visual artists, musicians, and playwrights, Generous Company will present a workshop production of a new devised work The Beholder’s Share. Generous Company’s diverse company including specializations in mathematics, psychology, visual, multimedia, and performing arts will provoke the audience's understanding of perception on an intellectual and biological level during an engaging evening of art and performance.

Performance Dates: January 31, February 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. All show times are 8 PM. Come see lots of new theatre and enjoy delicious gumbo at Generous prices!