The Internet as Author, Venue, and Performer

A special streaming-video preview of



and an accompanying online discussion of virtual performance*

Saturday, January 19th 2002
8 p.m. EST

conceived and created by

Robert Allen


Antoinette LaFarge

direction by Robert Allen
script by Antoinette LaFarge
visual design by Antoinette LaFarge and Amy Kaczur in collaboration with

Jon Winet and "Democracy-The Last Campaign"
costumes by Nicole Evangelista
performances by Pathogen Arts: Kevin Keaveney and David Moo

* Participate online at http://rage.location1.org, or in the flesh at
Location One, where the video and FORUM will be projected live and a
terminal will be provided for audience participation.

Location One
26 Greene Street NYC 10013, Between Grand and Canal
Subway: Canal Street (N, R, 6, A, C, E, J, M, Z)
(212) 334-3347

JANUARY 19th - "VIRTUAL LIVE" at Location One:
Streaming video: Two brief excerpts from  ROMAN FORUM II will be
streamed live on our website. THE ROMAN FORUM II is a neo-Vaudevillian
performance work that focuses on the aftermath of the 2000 elections
seen through the eyes of five Romans from the time of the emperor Nero.
These excerpts feature live footage of an actor performing at Location
One mixed in realtime with a preconstructed video environment using
green-screen technology. These selections from ROMAN FORUM II have a special relevance in the wake of the World Trade Center disaster as they
feature meditations on the nature of our republic, the character of our
president, and America's "return to history".
Online forum: Accompanying the streaming videos will be an online
discussion on the nature of virtual performance led by the Plaintext
Players using Location One's java chat client. Location One makes it
easy for online visitors to experience "Virtual Live" by combining web
video and online chat in one easy-to-use browser interface.

ROBERT ALLEN (director) Recent projects include HOW I GOT THAT STORY (NYC), THE ROMAN FORUM (LA), DEAR ANTON (Chekhov Now Festival), and LE MENAGE (LaMama E.T.C.). Upcoming productions:TWILIGHT By Anna Deveare
Smith (Cal State Long Beach), THE MEASURES TAKEN by Brecht (LA), and
ORDNUNG UND UNORDNUNG (Hellerau, Germany). M.F.A., Theater-Columbia
University, M.F.A. - modern dance from UCLA and a B.F.A. in visual art
from the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently teaches at Cal State
Univ., Long Beach, and Cypress College.
ANTOINETTE LAFARGE (script/visual design/online direction) Artist and
writer with a special interest in virtual realities and fictive worlds.
Director of the Plaintext Players, an Internet performance group that
uses net-based virtual worlds to stage their performances.
Founder-director of the Museum of Forgery, a virtual institute dedicated
to the aesthetics of forgery. Author of "CYLEX," a short fiction
published in WIRED 2.05, and a number of articles in LEONARDO, GNOSIS
and others. Upcoming projects: READING FRANKENSTEIN, a multimedia
theater work. Asst. professor of digital media at the UC Irvine. M.F.A.
in Computer Art - SVA, NY.

For more information about this performance, full bios, and a full
history of THE ROMAN FORUM, go to

Location One (
www.location1.org) is a new not-for profit art center,
which fosters the convergence of all types of creative expression. We
maintain a gallery space suitable for every form of performance and
exhibition, and within this space, multimedia net-broadcasting
facilities that allow us to webcast a 24-hour stream of both live and
archived events. Our International Residency Program invites artists
from other countries to experiment with emerging technologies. Location
One is an exploration space for continual creative discovery.