P-Form  

P-Form was a Performance art zine that was started to help provide a diologue about Chicago performance art with the rest of the world. We were busy creating great art and we were having a hard time getting the outside world to notice. In the beginning I decided to try to get this off the ground myself and asked my friends and other performers to start writing about performance. But before we got too far along Peter Taub had become the head of Randolph Street Gallery and he was interested in helping put it out. In the end we developed a great relationship with RSG and worked along side them very autonomously. Were were a very dedicated group of people working very hard to get out the issues. It took a lot of work and most all of it was done by volunteers. I would love to have electronic copies of all the issues posted here and I am working towards that. —Brendan deVallance

 
       
     
       
     

P-Form No. 1
May 1986

Contains reviews of: Z'ev Z'ev, Lynn Book, Karen Finley, Barbara T. Smith, 5 minute Show, Lin Hixson Interview.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Dani Kopoulos, Peter Taub, Susan Wexler, Nancy Forest Brown, Kevin Henry, Katheryn Hixson, Steve L. Jones, Su Montoya, Bob Whittinghill. Produced by Peter Taub, Brendan deVallance, and Randolph Street Gallery.

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P-Form No. 2
June 1986

Contains reviews of: Werner Herterich, John Haskel, Lucinda Childs, The Dark Bob, Brendan deVallance, Mirolaw Rogala, Laurel Serleth, Bonnie Blanck, Lawrence Steger, Squat Theater.

Writers: Randy Alexander, Kevin Henry, Kathryn Hixson, Steven L. Jones, Warren Karlenzig, Dave Kelly, Larry Lundy, Brendan de Vallance, Susan Wexler

Staff: Harvey Ball, Michael Bulka, Dani Kopoulos, Peter Taub Senior Editor: Susan Wexler
Production: Nancy Forest Brown, Mark Canfield, Warren Karlenzig, Rich Loos, Su Montoya, Cynde Schauper
Cover art: Mark Canfield
Photo editor: Harvey Ball
Advertising director: Randy Alexander

Managing right lobe: Brendan deVallance
Associate left lobe: Peter Taub

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P-Form No. 3
February-March 1987

Contains reviews of: Lynn Book, Betawolf, Caberet Genet, Kevin Henry, Dani K., Mark Ware, James McManus, Robert Daulton, Ned and Jack, James Grigsby, Susan Wexler, The Knee Plays, Holy Real, Kathy Kosmider, Heidi Lang.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Jeff Abell, Micheal Bulka, Susan Sladen, Steve Jones, Kevin Henry, Brendan deVallance, Perry Venson, Robert Metrick, Kathryn Hixson, Lawrence Steger.

Staff: Susan Sladen, Kathryn Hixson, Irene Tsatsos, Dani K., Peter Taub, Brendan deVallance, Susan Wexler, Randy Alexander, Richard Loos, Yan Phoa, Everlidys Cabrera, David Rising.

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P-Form No. 4
April-May1987

Contains reviews of: Talk Talk. The Martha (a possible Opera), Chromaman, Charly Krohe, Brigid Murphy, Kaja Overstreet, Spoken Word Cafe, and interviews with Tom Jarumba and Adrian Piper.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Tom Riccio, Jo Peer, Dani K, Susan Sladen, Peter Taub, Kevin Henry, Irene Tsatsos, Kathryn Hixson, Judith Hamera, David Rising, Lorel Janiszewski.

Staff: Susan Sladen, David Rising, Kathryn Hixson, Irene Tsatsos, Dani K., Peter Taub, Brendan deVallance, Susan Wexler, Randy Alexander, Richard Loos, Everlidys Cabrera.

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P-Form No. 5
Summer 1987

Contains reviews of: Spoken word cafe, Vera Frenkel. Sharon Evans, Micheal Meters, Bonnie Blanck, Keven Henry, Iris Moore, Beth Tanner, Lawrence Steger, Suzie Silver, Brendan deVallance, Chris Sullivan, Susan Mogul.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Jo Peers, Irene Tsatsos, Kathryn Hixson, Steven L. Jones, Kevin Henry, Judith Hamera, Perry Venson, Susan Sladen, Jeff Abell, Bob Whittinghill, Su Montoya, Lorel Janiszewki, Nancy Martell, Matthew Buckingham.

Staff: Susan Sladen, Kathryn Hixson, Irene Tsatsos, Dani K., Peter Taub, Nancy Martell, Brendan deVallance, Susan Wexler, Randy Alexander, Marion Levy, Richard Loos, Yan Phoa, David Rising.

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P-Form No. 7
November/December 1987

Contains reviews of: Karen Finley, Eugene Chadbourne, Lenny Bruce, Ton Pompert, Mitchen Kane, Hirsch Perlman.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Irene Tsatsos, Kathryn Hixson, Steven L. Jones, Kevin Henry, Susan Sladen, Su Montoya, David Rising, Su Montpya, Richard Leslie, Robert Metrick, Tom Kalin, David French, Perry Venson, Brendan deVallance.

Staff: Susan Sladen, Kathryn Hixson, Irene Tsatsos, Dani K., Peter Taub, Nancy Martell, Brendan deVallance, Susan Wexler, Randy Alexander, Marion Levy, Richard Loos, Yan Phoa, Susan Cartland, David Rising.

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P-Form No. 11.
November/December 1988

Contains reviews of: Susan Wexler, J.S.G. Boggs, Philip Glass, Nancy Forest Brown, Guerilla Girls, Chicago Actors' Ensemble, Andy Soma, Mario Teruel.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Kevin Thornton, Mike Love, Lou Mallozzi, Matthew Goulish, Jamirte Trott, Roubert Daulton, Danny Ray Leopard, Dani K., Jeff Abell, Katheryn Hixson, Michele Rabkin, Josephine Perez, Jean Parisi, Greg Green.

Staff: Irene Tsatsos, Dani K., Peter Taub, Nancy Martell, Danny Ray Leopard, Michele Rabkin, Susan Anderson, Brendan deVallance, Susan Sladen.

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P-Form No. 12. Accidents Issue,
February/March 1989

Contains reviews of: Richard House, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, John Ploof, Individual Countries pieces by Bryan Sanner, Alvaro Melara, Axe St. Orchestra. Linda Montano, Iris Moore & Beth Tanner, Frank Navin, Jeff Ragsdale, Blair Thomas, Milly's Orchid Show, John Haskell, James Grigsby, Paul Sturm, Lisa Gold, Michelle Kranicke, Margret Reynolds, Julie Salk.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Kevin Henry, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gary Indiana, Steve Lafreniere, Kristin Golland, Peter Milliken, Dennis Cooper, Johnny Pixchure, David Sedaris, Kay Rosen, Jacqui Disler, Lynn Martinelli, Rob Wittig, Maggie Doyle, Lionel Bottari, Emily Lozano, Brendan deVallance, Nancy Martell, Michelle Rabkin, Mike Lash, Danny Ray Leopard. Managing Editor: Irene Tsatsos, Cover design by Leslie Bodenstein. Is that enough?

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P-Form No. 14. Linda Novak guest editor,
Summer 1989

Contains reviews of: Brigid Murphy, Jamirte Troot, Mitchell Kane, Karen Finley, Performarama, David Mamula, Jeff Abell, John Malpede.

With writing and other artisitic contributions by Kevin Henry, Brendan deVallance, Nancy Martell, Robert Daultion, Nancy Forest Brown, John Liebrand, Linda Novak, Su Montoya, Douglas T. Hoppe, Mathew Goulish. Managing Editor: Irene Tsatsos, Cover design by Linda Novak.

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      P-Form 24
Managing Editor: Carmela Rago
Features:
Brendan, Are You Ready
by Douglas Hoppe
Ecstasy & Enlightenment: Interview with Annie Sprinkle
by Carlela Rago
Embodiment: Sharing our Wounds (Part 1)
by Johannes Birringer

Reviews:
Polish Performance Festival
Goat Island
GG Allin
Burletta
Lawrence Steger

First of a new large size format: 11 x 17"

 

 
       
     

P-Form 25
Managing Editor: Carmela Rago
Features:
Embodiment: Sharing our Wounds (Part 2)
by Johannes Birringer
Tought Music: Interview with Robbie McCauley
by Craig Hershaw
Space Survey: Gallery 500
by Debra Landau & David Staton
A Couple of Fags sitting around talking: Interview with Tim Miller by Jeff Abell
Let it Foam
by L. M. Stonitsch

Reviews:
Red Moon theater
Tim Miller
Doorika
Jellyeye
Robbie McCauley
Lawrence Steger
Annie Sprinkle
Todd Alcott & Linda Mancini
Lifeline
CH McFarland & Jean Fogel Zee

 
       
      P-Form 26, 1992
Managing Editor: Michelle Manes
Features:
Performance Video, Rodney King, Algebra Suicide, Sarah Bernhard

Reviews:
Split Britches, Lisa Kron, Nancy Reilly, Diamanda Galas. Lisa Kotin, George Lewis & Douglas Ewart, Karen Finley, Sonics Works Festival

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P-Form 27, January 1993
Managing Editor: Ken Thompson. Associate Editor: Seamus Malone, Special Editor: Ames Hall. Staff: Ames Hall, Michelle Manes, Pickles Oksietowicz, Carlela Rago. Art Dominatrix: Pat O'Donnell. Design: Fred Hickler, Marty Mroz, Michelle Pizzo, Andrew Wyatt, Andy Soma.

Features: High Performance by Ken Thompson, Artist in Society by Craig Harshaw, Light in Floods by Ames Hall, Imprints and revisions by Johannes Birringer, Fear don't Fear the Group by Matthew Goulish, O!Klahoma! by Robert Metrick, The Sunset by Pickles Oksietowicz, Reno interview by Carmela Rago and Audrey Colby.

Reviews: Rough Trade by Ames Hall, Goat Island by Ken Thompson, Amerika is Nowhere by Steve Clagg, 11 Minutes at the Max by Michelle Manes, Spiderwoman Theater by Effie Mihopoulos, Trancesister by Craig Harshaw, Laurie Macklin by Ken Thompson, Reno by Audrey Colby.

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P-Form 34, Winter 1994
Managing Editor: Ken Thompson
Features: Places to Perform in San Francisco by Charles Boone
Absolutely Richard House, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, John Ploof, Individual Countries pieces by Bryan Sanner, Alvaro Melara, Axe St. Orchestra. Linda Montano, Iris Moore & Beth Tanner, Frank Navin, Jeff Ragsdale, Blair Thomas, Milly's Orchid Show, John Haskell, James Grigsby, Paul Sturm, Lisa Gold, Michelle Kranicke, Margret Reynolds, Julie Salk. With writing and other artisitic contributions by Kevin Henry, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Gary Indiana, Steve Lafreniere, Kristin Golland, Peter Milliken, Dennis Cooper, Johnny Pixchure, David Sedaris, Kay Rosen, Jacqui Disler, Lynn Martinelli, Rob Wittig, Maggie Doyle, Lionel Bottari, Emily Lozano, Brendan deVallance, Nancy Martell, Michelle Rabkin, Mike Lash, Danny Ray Leopard. Managing Editor: Irene Tsatsos

Reviews: Anna Brown, Mark Bello, Lydia Charaf, Annie Sprinkle, Kiken Chin, Daniel Menche, Jarden del Pilpos, Joe Goode, Dziga Vertov, Fred Curchack & Daniel Stein, Dogtroep, Cilantro, Ego Po, UMO Ensemble,

First of a new size format: 7.5 x 10"

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