Bringing Old and Young People Together: An Interview Project
In 1995, I began working with Fred Rochlin, a man who became a performance artist at the age of seventy-four by telling stories about his World War II experiences. I was teaching a solo performance workshop at Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California, a place that attracts mainly queer and bisexual artists, transsexuals, transgender, and people exploring all manner of sexual and gender issues. My class was filled with young actors in their twenties, most of whom sought stardom via the highly successful one person show.
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- 1.Fred Rochlin’s Old Man in a Baseball Cap was eventually published as a memoir by Harper Collins (1999).Google Scholar
- 4.Pollock, paper presented at the national meeting of the Oral History Association, San Diego, 2002. See also Pollock, “Memory, Remembering, and Histories of Change: A Performance Praxis,” The Performance Studies Handbook, ed. Judith Hamera and D. Soyini Madison (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2005).Google Scholar