Necromancers of the Public Domain: Pictoral Photography in America (1922)

About the Show

Each month, Theater of the Apes plucks a long forgotten volume from the shelves of the New York Society Library and resurrects it as a low budget variety show.

Up next: Pictorial Photography in America (1922)

"We cannot claim for our art any outstanding phenomenon like the interest in the radio that has swept the country this year, or any remarkable development in the science of photography like the invention a few years ago of the Lumière plate. The day may come when our exhibitions will show masses of color on their walls which will make the water-colorists and the miniaturists green with envy, but that day is not yet. And I for one would be sorry to see it come."


Nick Balaban (Blues Clues / Musician around town)

Ellia Bisker (Charming Disaster / Sweet Soubrette)

Avram Gleitsman (Blue Man Group - The Complex)

India Kotis (The Tangibles / )

Greg Kotis (Urinetown / Yeast Nation )

Pearl Rhein (The Bushwick Book Club / Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812)

Lilian Rona (Acapella: Classical and Contemporary)

Michael Rubin (Blues Clues / Bubble Guppies)

Shayna Strype (Antrak / Curiouser and Curiouser)

Hosted by Ayun Halliday (No Touch Monkey! / NURSE)

Bring a blank shirt, pillowcase, or bag for preshow stencil fun. Grab some wine or beer and make a Necromancers souvenir!

Read Pictorial Photography in America (1922) for free online

Jun 28, 2018

312 West 36th Street / First Floor / New York, NY 10018