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    Open Rehearsal: Monday, July 18th - Friday, July 22nd, 8:30-9:30pm (daily, free)
    drop in and out, observe, participate, and get drunk with poolboy while he works.
    Performance: Saturday, July 23rd, 8:30-10:30pm (one night only, free)
    performance, installation, vibes, tunes, karaoke, swimming pool, IRL chaos

    poolboy: I WANT TO LISTEN is a weeklong residency in which artistic and personal feedback become the raw material for an immersive IRL performance and party. poolboy00 is artist Sam Mayer’s online alter ego and the subject of poolboy00 (2020-present): an ongoing, durational reality show/interactive memoir/talk show for the streaming platform Twitch. In I WANT TO LISTEN poolboy00 engages in a series of ever-escalating feedback sessions with collaborators, spectators, and archival material at daily open studios. At the end of the week poolboy00 and momgrab (artist Julia Mounsey) are putting on a performance and throwing a big party at the Glissman culvert gallery. There will be a pool to swim in. poolboy: I WANT TO LISTEN is part installation, part interactive performance, and all vibes.

    Sam Mayer is a playwright and performance maker from Houston, TX. Full-length works include THE CUCK (Intramural Theater), POOLBOY2: MAXIMUM CLOSURE (Crashbox), POOLBOY00 (UTNT), CHET'S SUMMER VACATION (Kennedy Center; Intramural Theater; Rec Room Arts), SPITSHOW (Collective48), THE SIN EATER (Frontera Fest), and THE YOLO PLAYS Pt. 1 & 2 (The Silent Barn; Collective 48). His work has been developed with The Orchard Project, The Workshop Theater, The Mastheads, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. He is the recipient of the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Prize and a fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers. MFA: UT Austin.

    Julia Mounsey is a director and writer. Her work has been presented at Under the Radar at the Public Theater, Soho Rep, JACK, Dixon Place, the Radikal Jung Festival at the München Volkstheater in Munich and the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Along with her creative partner Peter Mills Weiss, she was a member of the 2017-2018 Devised Theater Working Group at the Public Theater, the 2017-2019 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and was a Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist in 2019.

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