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1983

The Money Show
Iris Rose and James Siena
Watchface is born in a storefront in Little Italy as a blizzard rages in the background.
February 1983 – STOREFRONT for Art and Architecture, NYC

1984: The Future Repeats Itself
Iris Rose plus Chazz Dean, Kurt Fulton, Melanie Monios, and James Siena
Orwell’s classic is deconstructed and a performance collective comes together.
September 1983 – Teatro La Terraza, Charas, NYC

House of Jahnke
Iris Rose plus Chazz Dean, Kurt Fulton, Kim X Knowlton, Melanie Monios, James Siena, and Maggie Siena
Ancient tradition meets current events as seven friends band together to stage a
tragedy from Cowboy Country.
September 1983 – The Pyramid Club, NYC

National Enquirer
Iris Rose plus James Siena
America’s favorite tabloid gets lovingly torn to pieces.
November 1983 – The Pyramid Club, NYC

1984

Negotiations
Iris Rose and James Siena
An engaged couple looks at the nature of relationships of all kinds.
June 1984 – Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Camden
Iris Rose plus Joshua Fried
A real-life tragedy becomes a compact, electronic nightclub opera.
September 1984 – The Pyramid Club, NYC

Of Little Women
Iris Rose plus Kim X Knowlton, Melanie Monios, and Maggie Siena
20th century women find their distorted reflections in a 19th century classic.
December 1984 – Franklin Furnace, NYC

1985

Boys Will Be Men
Chazz Dean and James Siena
A musty old book inspires a new look at masculinity.
January 1985 – Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Our Secret Little Ritual
Kim X Knowlton and Maggie Siena
Ancient mysteries provide both order and release for two modern day roommates.
January 1985 – Diverse Works, Houston, TX

Making It Last
Kim X Knowlton and Maggie Siena
Survival of the fittest is illuminated by Charles Darwin; emotional survival is explained
by Nancy Sinatra.
June 1985 – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC

Nancy/Marty/Masterpiece Theatre
Joshua Fried, Iris Rose, and James Siena plus Chazz Dean, John Flansburgh, Melanie Monios, and Maggie Siena
A party game takes an epic journey to unexpected places.
September 1985 – 8BC, NYC

Stereotype
Chazz Dean and James Siena plus Melanie Monios and Iris Rose
The Martin and Lewis of the downtown club scene poke fun at and offer insights into a
world of types – then double their fun by inviting a couple of gals along.
September 1985 – The Pyramid Club, NYC

1986

Ralph and Louie’s Bad Habits
Kim X Knowlton and Maggie Siena
Two women study our universal addiction to vice through the bad habits of two men.
April 1986 – BACA Downtown, Brooklyn, NY

Woolworth’s
Iris Rose plus Richard Gray, Melanie Monios, and Dan Schmidt
The history of a dime store chain in decline and the many, many items and stories
packed inside.
April 1986 – Franklin Furnace, NYC

Case
Chazz Dean, Joshua Fried, and James Siena
Three men combine their varied talents to explore the bizarre poetry of madness.
May 1986 – Danspace at St. Marks Church, NYC

The End of the World
Iris Rose plus Kurt Fulton, Kim X Knowlton, James Siena, and Maggie Siena
Diverse cultural perspectives offer four ways of looking at our collective demise…
with color wheels and concertina.
May 1986 – PS 122, NYC

Watchface’s Greatest Hits
Watchface plus Joshua Fried
A collective officially begins its journey by looking back at how far it has come.
July 1986 – Gates of Dawn, NYC

Talespin
Iris Rose and James Siena
A mathematical concept combines with children’s books and party games to create
a fantastical adventure story.
December 1986 – Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, NYC

Twins
Kim X Knowlton and Maggie Siena
Two close friends look at the intimacy, rivalry, and freakishness of twins.
December 1986 – Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, NYC

1987

The Serial Killer Series
Iris Rose plus Chazz Dean, John Flansburgh, Joshua Fried, and Kurt Fulton
A series of lethal solos paints a harrowing portrait of America.
February 1987 – PS 122, NYC

Cowboys
Kim X Knowlton
The Cowboys journey begins on a college field trip and ends at La MaMa.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

More Songs of Desire and Despair
Iris Rose plus John Flansburgh, Jon Fried, Oliver Hirsch, John Linnell, Deena Shoshkes,
James Siena, and Scott Traudt
A chanteuse deconstructs the torch song with original tunes and timeless grievances.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

The Music Project
Chazz Dean, Joshua Fried, and James Siena
Music climbs into the front seat and drives this vehicle.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

P.O. I Love You
Melanie Monios and Maggie Siena
Buddies become pen pals and honor the contents of their mailboxes.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

rou-tine
Kurt Fulton and R.N. Schachter
Past collaborators and longtime friends uncover what our daily rituals distract us from confronting.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

Septaphonic
Watchface
The collective joins forces for an ambitious extension of and departure from the
popular Stereotype.
April/May 1987 – La MaMa, NYC

Life and Times
Kurt Fulton and Maggie Siena
A novel pairing finds modern lessons of hope, responsibility, and balance in ancient
myths and folklore.
September 1987 – Oranges/Sardines, Los Angeles, CA

Miss/Mister
Chazz Dean and Melanie Monios
A duet tells the evolving tale of a duo from childhood to married life.
September 1987 – Oranges/Sardines, Los Angeles, CA

Extreme Women
Iris Rose
Three larger-than-life women, each famous for her excessive mind, body, or spirit,
push a performer to her own limits.
October 1987 – PS 122, NYC

Shades of Gray
James Siena
A report on the true, secret nature of warfare, with musical numbers from our
militaristic past.
October 1987 – PS 122, NYC

What’s Your Problem?
Kim X Knowlton and Iris Rose
Nerd goddesses let loose their complaints and their rhythm.
October 1987 – Siberia, NYC

1988

Sin
Watchface
The seven members of Watchface unite to expose the seven deadlies.
April 1988 – La MaMa, NYC

First green
Kurt Fulton and Michael Kraus plus Inga Borg, Tracy Darin, Joshua Fried, Chantal
Germain, Leah Goldstein, Kim X Knowlton, Iris Rose, Maggie Siena, and Allan M.
Tibbetts
The mating of dance and Watchface gives birth to a celebration embracing the
cycle of life.
September 1988 – PS 122, NYC

1989

Bloody Mary
Chazz Dean plus Kurt Fulton, Kim X Knowlton, Melanie Monios, and Maggie Siena
An investigation into the supernatural reveals fun, frights, and few answers.
April 1989 – Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC

Society of Mothers
Iris Rose plus Joan Grossman and Stuart Leigh
A new mom embraces a new medium to describe her passage into the unfamiliar
world of parenthood.
May 1989 – American Public Radio

AAaaaw! A Tribute to Domestic Animals
Melanie Monios and Maggie Siena
Animal-loving gals take a light hearted look at household pets.
October 1989 – La MaMa, NYC

Sodomite Warriors
Chazz Dean and Kurt Fulton
Two contemporary gay men embody the myths, icons, and experiences of their
culture and its clash with straight society.
October 1989 – La MaMa, NYC

1990

White
Kim X Knowlton and Iris Rose plus Vito Abate, Laura Breen, Linda Cassens, Peter
Dodge, Kurt Fulton, Leah Goldstein, Mike Kraus, Andrew Moszynski, Robin Francis
Robinson, Helen Russell, and R.N. Schachter
Watchface welcomes many newcomers to a white supremacist family.
February 1990 – Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC

1991

Pioneers of Aviation
Iris Rose plus Conrad Cummings, Chazz Dean, Kurt Fulton, Joan Grossman, and Melanie Monios.
Fame proves more dangerous than flight for four iconic Americans.
January 1991 - PS 122, NYC

2000 Questions
Chazz Dean, Kurt Fulton, and Melanie Monios
Watchface ends with the year 2000.
July 1991 – Lincoln Center, NYC