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Edward Weiss papers relating to The Onyx Fool, 1984

Weiss, Edward

Performance artist


Collection Information

Size: 0.3 Linear feet

Summary: A script and table of contents for thirteen episodes of the serial, "The Onyx Fool," performed at 8BC club and Playhouse, in New York; an event calendar for 8BC featuring "The Onyx Fool"; original artwork and poster advertisements for the performance; two photographs and one negative of the performance; and 3 slides used to project images on a screen behind the stage used to paint a set design.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Weiss is a visual and performance artist and playwright in New York, New York and Baltimore, Md. Weiss wrote and directed "The Onyx Fool" in 1984. Episodes 1-6 occurred at 8BC and episodes 7-9 occurred at Grove Street Playhouse, New York, N.Y.


Donated 2016 by Edward Weiss.

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Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

How to Cite This Collection

Edward Weiss papers relating to The Onyx Fool, 1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.