GURU by Carroll Simmons

Movement Research at the Judson Church, October 2016


With David Bernstein, I create work AS Carroll SImmons.

Our core values include formalist presentational-ism, poetic autobiography, and the mental gestures of musical theater (“showz”).

Our signature project, Too Many Lenas, was performed at Dixon Place, Ars Nova, and The New Ohio.

Excerpts of Oak Park: as queer as talking, were presented at Panoply Performance Laboratory and Dixon Place.

GURU was performed at Movement Research at the Judson Church.

In January 2017, our first film, Crawling Toward Bethlehem, was screened at the New York Indie Theatre Film Festival.

Our work has been described as "puzzlingly diffuse" by The New York Times, and “popular” by Bedford and Bowery. Many moons ago, Sam Alper interviewed us for the LaMaMa blog.

Currently, we are compiling our exhaustive correspondence (digitally, between New York and Toronto), over the past five years, into a mythopoetic text: Normal People Things. We're writing a book.