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BOOKS
Squat Theatre / written and compiled by Eva Buchmuller and Anna Koos, Publisher New York : Artists Space, 1996.Catalog accompanying the exhibition "Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free, a history of Squat Theatre" held at Artists Space, March 30-May 25,1996.

Arthur Sainer, The New Radical Theatre Notebook : New, Expanded, Revised Edition (Paperback) p 312, with text by Anna Koos pp 313-326


Theodore Shank, Beyond the Boundaries: American Alternative Theatre. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. [Squat Theatre section, pp. 179-189.] - preface/table of content [pdf]

Squat Theater (1969-1981) / a cura di Sabrina Galasso, Valentina Valentini. Publisher Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro) : Rubbettino, 1998. Series Teatro contemporaneo d'autore Colibri, includes bibliographical references. (in Italian) with translations from English, including texts from "Pig, Child, Fire!" and "Andy Warhol's Last Love".


AUTHORS about Squat Theatre

Thedore Shank - full list of writings and photos of Squat Theatre

Squat Theatre and The Art of Living, by Don Shewey, On the Next Wave, (October 1987)


Squat Theater Explodes Conventions by Roger Copeland, New York Times, (October 17, 1982)

Richard Schechner, The Natural / Artificial Controversy Renewed as Seen in Rumstik Road and Pig, Child, Fire! with some other notes on (New York) Theatre, Bennington Review, v.1. April 1978

Richard Schechner, Antropological Analysis, Before & After Andy Warhol's Last Love, The Drama Review, vol.22, number 3, T79, 1978

(in German) "Ein Theater, das keine Proben kennt. R. Schechner über Warhol und ein Besuch bei Squat" (aus dem Englischen), in: THEATER HEUTE 5/1979, S. 33 - 35.

Richard Schechner, Between Theater and Anthropology,University of Pennsylvania Press, (1985) pp 302-308 & photo from Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free photo by Roe DiBona on inside cover

Squat Theatre Underground, by Jim O'Quinn, The Drama Review, T84, Vol.23.no 4. December 1980, pp. 7-25

(in German) Jim O'Quinn: "Squat Theatre Underground 1972-76" (aus dem Englischen), in: THEATER HEUTE 9/1980, S. 30 - 38.

(in Italian) Franco Quadri, Elementi drammaturgici del Patalogo: un?analisi testualei. - il patalogo 1: la stagione 1977/1978

Arthur Sainer, SOS for Squat, The Village Voice, January 1981

Gautam Dasgupta, Nature Theatre of New York, Performing Arts Journal (PAJ), v.19 (1983)

Bonnie Marranca, "Bodies of action, bodies of thought: performance and its critics", PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art - PAJ 61 (Volume 21, Number 1), January 1999, pp. 11-23, The MIT Press

Alisa Solomon, Caught in the Act, Squat Theatre, 1996, pp. I-VIII


articles/reviews about Squat Theatre PLAYS


PIG! CHILD! FIRE!
Anne Marie Duguet, Une revolution de l'espace theatral / le squat theatre, Travail Theatral, May 1976

Plays and Players article by David Cregan, (June 1977)

New Theatre Festival (TNT), by Don Shirley, Washington Post (1977)

Mel Gussow's article in the New York Times Squat Abuses 23rd Street - (1977)

Charles Frederic, Sensational Surrealist Subversion, The Villager, October 6, 1977

Tisch Dace, Pig! Child! Fire!, Soho Weekly News, October 13, 1977

Wendy Perron, Fearless Squatters, Soho Weekly News, October 20, 1977

Leah D. Frank, Pig, Child, Fire! in Soho Bookstore, New York Theatre Review, December 2, 1977

John Gosciak, Squat, Space, Life, Soho Weekly News, December 8, 1977

ANDY WARHOL'S LAST LOVE

Erika Munk, Cross Left, Village Voice, May 12, 1979

Franco Quadri: Thirteen Against Theatre, Panorama, October 1978

Richard Eder, Andy Warhol's Last Love presented by Squat Theatre, The New York Times, July 6, 1978

Noel Carrol, Organic Analysis, The Drama Review, vol. 22, 3, T79, 1978

Mel Gordon, American Avantgarde Theatre: The Eighties, Flash Art, March 1980

Colette Godard, Theatre of Nations, Le Monde, May 10, 1979

Peter von Becker, Wie Kommt Kafka nach Amerika, wie Andy Warhol zu Ulrike Meinhof, Theater Heute, May 5, 1979

Arlette Namiand, Nouveau theatre a New York. Un vrai choc:le Squat Theatre, Art Press International, 1980

George Hensel, Ways of Escape in Theatre from Speech, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 12, 1979

Joseph Coencas, Close Encounters on West 23rd Street, WNYC, July 20, 1978

John Gosciac, Andy Warhol Blocks Traffic, Soho Weekly News, July 20, 1978

Thomas Petz, In Theater is der Teufel Los, Stern, July 1979

Istvan Eorsi, I Read the Theater Heute: Squat, Elet es Irodalom, June 30, 1979

Endre Hules, Szinhazi Mustra Beldradban, Film, Szinhaz, Muzsika, October 6, 1979

Nicola Fano, La morte dell'utopia, Lo Squat Theatre all"Alberico, Vita, October 3, 1979

Paulo Russo, Lo Squat Theatre a Firenze, Avanti, December 4, 1979

Lia Lapini, Andy Warhol in vetrina, Lo Squat Theatre e i rimandi fra strada e spazio teatrale, Paese Sera, November 18, 1979

Maurizio Giammusso, Lo Squat Theatre all'Alberico:quando la scena e una vetrina, Corriere della Sera, October 3, 1979

Gianfranco Capitta, Barbie prende il microfono. La moda diventa show,Tutta una sfilata dallo Squat Theater in New York a Palazzo Pitti, Il Manifesto, October 5, 1980

Claudia Herstadt, Fassbinder is Fascinated by the "Death" of Warhol, Squat from USA inspires the director, Express, June 1981

Squat Play Banned in Bruxelles Andy Warhol's Last Love, Associated Press (1979)

H. L. Protestation du Festival international de Theatre contre une intervention de police, Le Soir, November 6, 1979

Tracking down porn in the Big Apple, by Carl B. Weisbrod, The Washington Post (1979)


CHEKHOV'S THREE SISTERS
Three sisters by Chekhov, by David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor (1980)

Squat's Three Sisters by Frank Rich, New York Times (1980)


MR. DEAD & MRS. FREE
Mina Kindl, Superbaby with video eyes / Fassbinder filmed Theater der Welt In Cologne, Tip Magazine, July 17, 1981

Shows that literally spill out onto the street by David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor (1982)

Peter Becker, Das Squat Theater plays Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free, Theater Heute, August 1981

Squat Theater Explodes Conventions by Roger Copeland, New York Times, (October 17, 1982)

Eileen Blumenthal, Liberty, or Death, Village Voice, October 10, 1981

Jessica Abbe, Some Stark, Violent, Funny Images, The Villager, October 29, 1981

Alexis Greene, America The Violent, Other Stages, December 31, 1981

John Howell, Toxic Shock, Soho Weekly News, November 17, 1981

Tony Awards: Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free Squat Theatre, East Village Eye, January 1982

Marilyn Stasio, America The Baby Monster, New York Post, January 2, 1982

Susan Korossi, Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free, The Drama Review, January 1982

Shelley Berc, Squat's Cosmic, Comic Confrontation with New York City, The Villager, January 14, 1982

David Sterritt, on Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free, Christian Science Monitor, March 18, 1982

Gary Indiana, The Radioactive Child, Cover, no.6, January 1982

Gianfranco Capitta, L'ultimo Amore di Andy Warhol di Squat / Un teatro che fa harakiri in pubblico per mostrare magnificamente la crisi della rivoluzione e dell'arte, Il Manifesto, April 1980

THE BATTLE OF SIROLO
Giuseppe Bartolucci, The Battle of Sirolo, Polverigi, produzione Inteatro, 1981

Gianfranco Capitta, L'Apocalisse sulla riviera adriatica, Il Manifesto, July 10, 1981

Nico Garrone, A Polverigi, The Battle of Sirolo, Attenzione: l'America brucia, la Repubblica, July 13, 1981

Jean-Pierre Thibaudat, Sous le pave d'Avidnon la Plage Polverigi, La Liberation, July 16, 1981



DREAMLAND BURNS

Life and Art Overlap for Squat Theatre by Kevin Kelly, Boston Globe (1985)

Squat Theatre Bends Limits of Stagecraft (1985)

The Minefields of Desire by Bice Kuriger in Parkett (1985)

Squat Theatre's Dreamland Burns by Mel Gussow, New York Times (1986)

Squat company: audacious, provocative stagecraft by David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor (1986)

A Garden of Unearthly Delights Kennedy Center, by Joe Brown, The Washington Post (1986)

Outsiders' Dreamscope; A Haunting Arrival At the Free Theater Kennedy Center by David Richards, Washington Post (1986)

Eszter Balint's American Dream Neo-punk Hungarian refugee brings talents to Briar Street Theater Chicago Sun (1986)

Squat Theatre-Hungarians Take a Stance on America by Craig Bromberg, Los Angeles Times (1986)

Dreamland Burns' is aflame in multimedia surrealism by Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun (1986)

New-age exhibit to close with `Dreamland Burns', by Gilbert Jimenez, Chicago Sun (1986)


L-TRAIN TO ELDORADO
Squat Theatre's `L' Train to El Dorado UC Berkeley, by Bernard Weiner, San Francisco Chronicle (1988)

'Eldorado,' At BAM Next Wave Festival by Mel Gussow, The New York Times (1987)


LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE by Stephan Balint
Chelsea: Where the avant-garde rubs shoulders with Old New York, by Andrew L. Yarrow, NYT (1987)

Plays by PETER HALASZ

'Ambition,' By Halasz, by Mel Gussow, NYT (1987)

She Who Once Was the Helmet-Maker's Beautiful Wife, by D.J.R. Bruckner, NYT (1992)

EXHIBITIONS / CATALOGUES

The Downtown ShowThe Downtown Show, The New York Art Scene 1974-1984, Co-organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and Fales Library, The Downtown Show is the survey of the art and culture produced in Downtown New York during the volatile 10-year period from 1974 to 1984. (Squat related images: photos by Paula Court, Dreamland Burns movie still with John Lurie as a Tv evangelist & Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free with Sheryl Suton, Peter Halasz, Stephen Balint, plus Lounge Lizards concert poster, & Stephen Torton's photo of Eszter Balint during the shooting of Stranger Than Paradise)

Visions for a Changing Theatre (Exhibition/Symposium) on radical theatre as viewed through the lens of Mark Amitin's work as producer, manager, director, writer and teacher from the late 1960s through the 1990s NYU Bobst Library's Tracey / Barry Gallery from October 9, 2003 until March 2004

Kassak Studio-Squat Theatre, Photos by Endre Kovacs, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, 2004, essay by Can Togay in the exhibition catalogue

Theodore Shank, Contemporary Experimental Theatre, a photo exhibition catalogue with photos and text by the author, Frankfurt-am-Main: Theater am Turm, 1981, images 33-34

Mr. Dead & Mrs. Free's Cafe, an installation by Squat Theatre as part of a group show at PS 1, August 1982. photo with text by Stephan Balint in the exhibition's catalogue titled "Bold Head Line" published by PS 1.


C O N C E R T S
concerts at Squat Theatre between 1979 and 1981 (week-by-week chronology)
Jazz-blues pianist SUNNYLAND SLIM performs at Squat Theater. BIG TIME SARAH, protege of Slim, makes NY debut, by Robert Palmer, NYT, July 16, 1979, Sec.3; P.16, Col.1

The Blues Find a Home in a 23rd Street Theater, by Robert Palmer, NYT, July 20,1979

Continuing blues jam sessions held weekly at Squat Theater, by John Rockwell, November 13, 1979, Tuesday Section 3; Page 26, Column 2

Blues guitarists J B HUTTO and LEFT HAND FRANK CRAIG perform at Squat Theater, by Robert Palmer, July 22, 1979, Sunday section: Page 32, Column 5

MARTIN FISCHER East Village Eye, April 1980 by B. Haye, Richard Fantina

Bop Getting Ready to Funk! by Michael Shore, Soho Weekly News, January 24, 1980

JOHN CALE - Rock performer John Cale concert at Squat Theater, NYC, John Rockwell, May 26, 1980, Section 3; Page 14, Column 4

AFTER POLITICS, THERE'S ROCK, DISCO OR POP CLUBS TO VISIT, by John Rockwell, NYT (1980)

An exhausting guide to Manhattan's jazz clubs, by Michael Shore, Soho Weekly News (1980)

ESTHETIC OF THE FAKE STIRS ROCK WORLD LOUNGE LIZARDS -by Robert Palmer, NYT (1981)

JOE BOWIE AND HIS DEFUNKT IN TOWN FOR TWO GIGS - by Robert Palmer, NYT (1982)

TWO PROGRESSIVE BANDS ETRON FOU LELOUBLAN and SKELETON CREW -, by Jon Parales,NYT (1982)

SUN RA AND HIS ARKESTRA - by John Swenson, UPI (1996)

about Sun Ra, by John Rockwell, NYT (1981)

SUN RA - Soho Weekly News - by Michael Shore (1981)

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