A Living Documentary

A raw comedic reflection on earning a living as a professional theatre artist, this stripped-down, one-woman show introduces us to an array of hilariously eclectic semi-fictional characters. Watch them navigate the stark realities of the artistic life in this musical comedy, autobiography and fiction mash-up featuring Hopkins’ original compositions.

Performed & Designed by Cynthia Hopkins
Premiered March 2014
New York Live Arts (NYC)

“a series of overlapping and sometimes contradictory impulses and desires around the making of art, laced with bracing reminders of the true costs involved in these quixotic pursuits.”

– Claudia La Rocca, The New York Times

A Living Documentary was commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. A Living Documentary was developed, in part, through residencies at The Watermill Center (in partnership with New York Live Arts); Bunker in Slovenia (through the Suitcase Fund); and Mount Tremper Arts.