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John Jesurun

The Performing Garage

John Jesurun is the latest ambitious artist to take on the challenge of visual theater, and, potentially, one of the most original of the new voices. The requisite “art” background comes from a Yale M.F.A. in sculpture; Jesurun also has television experience (he was assistant to the producer on The Dick Cavett Show), and a strong interest in rock ’n’ roll makes him typical of a young media-scavenging generation. Last year, his first theater work appeared in the form of a continuing live serial. Chang in a Void Moon combined cinema-derived techniques (jump cuts, short scenes, a continued-next-week format, flashes back and forward, and special effects) with complicated plots, ensemble performing, exotic characters, and dialogue in several languages. Churned out each week, and minimally staged in the Pyramid Cocktail Lounge’s funky cabaret showroom, Chang was witty, inventive, adventurous,

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