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bocie-terrel Allen

The Rattlecat Museum: An Exhibition of Screwball Comedy/Stories Going Steady

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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Allen’s doublebook, a novel and a collection of short stories, is suggested in individual representative installations and in performed readings, bringing the written word into the gallery space.

When

2005

About The Artist

boice-terrel Allen is the author of two novels, Janet Hurst and The Daughters of a Mother, and the editor of Coloring Book: An Eclectic Anthology of Fiction & Poetry by Multicultural Writers, all released through his own publishing imprint, Rattlecat Press. He holds degrees from both the University of Pittsburgh and New York University's Graduate School of Journalism. Allen has been the recipient of grants and scholarships from the Multicultural Arts Initiative, the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation.

Allen’s doublebook, a novel and a collection of short stories, is suggested in individual representative installations and in performed readings, bringing the written word into the gallery space.

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