James D. Rosenberger is an internationally acclaimed professional director, media creator, writer, photographer, actor and musician. Working in the Cincinnati market since 1979 his stage credits include leading roles at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, the Canadian Theatre Ensemble's P.E.A.K./Savage God appearance at the Fifth International Festival of the Open Theatre and other productions in Canada, USA and Europe including a featured appearance in TV's Unsolved Mysteries in 1996.
He received a MFA in Theatre & Media from the prestigious York University, Toronto, Canada. While there he was a featured vocalist for John Cage on his CBC Radio production 'Lecture on the Weather' in 1975 and went on to appear in the film One Two Three STOP! for the National Film Board of Canada.
As the founding artist and first Director of SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio, he is credited for doing CRACKERS! the first video theatre project there in 1978 and was invited back in 2018 to help co-curate the 40th Anniversary exhibit. Excerpts of his 1980 video of Glenn Branca performing Dissonance will be used in the 2018 re-release of the feature film on Punk music Kill Your Idols supporting Glenn's last interview before his death in May, 2018. Video stills from his A Fugu Feast originally premiered at the 20th anniversary exhibit of SPACES, in 1998 and stills from it were used for the French TV originated program Philosophie airing in both France and Germany from 2009-2012.
Awards include: The Videography Award at the 1982 Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh for Dissonance; his ascertainment study and live Cable TV series Anticipating 1984 was sponsored by The Institute of Fine Arts and were chronicled in the seminal book Cultivating The Wasteland by Kirsten Beck, 1983; The Muse Award from the National Museum Association, 1993 for his There's No Place Like Home TV PSA and billboard campaign for The Taft Museum; two OAC Individual Fellowships for Multidisciplinary work, 1978 & 1983;. and finally, The Bobs Sing! (and Other Love Songs)premiered as a WCET-48 PBS TV special on Valentine's Day 2001. The DVD version has sold over 3,500 thousand copies internationally and won the Interactive-Entertainment Award, from INTERCOM 2002, Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of both SAG and AFTRA.
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"James D. Rosenberger: Works 1975-2005"
Who else would combine on DVD a 30:00 interview with Robert Wilson on theatre and television, a conversation with Graham Nash about music and photograpy, a tribue to fugu and the first "video theatre work" premiered @ Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio in 1978? The answer: James Rosenberger, in celebration of 30 years creating videos, theatre and performance art.
A full listing on "James D. Rosenberger: Works 1975-2005"
- "Auschwitz Remembered" 2005 video short of slides taken on All Saints Day, November, 1975. View free clip
- "CRACKERS!!!" 1978 "video theatre" event presented at Spaces, Ohio. See free sample below.
- "Dissonance by the Glenn Branca Band" 1981 award winning video of The Glenn Branca's Band concert at Bogart's. View a sample of Dissonance at: glennbranca.com (DSL/Cable)
- "Das Marchen: The Parable" 1979 performance art and video installation presented at the Tribute to Surrealism Festival.
- "Fugu Feast" 1998 Video short, produced in Miyazaki, Japan. View a sample of Fugu Feast.
- "Graham Nash Interview/PSA" 1979 Video short, produced for the CAC, Cincinnati. View free clip
- "Johnny & The Dicks" 1977 Video docummentation of Cleveland's punk visual rock band.
- "L'Amiral Cherche Une Maison a Louer" 1984 Simultaneous French, English and German Surrealist poem created for the OAC exhibit "Border to Border".
- Robert Wilson" 1980 rare interview with Mr. Wilson on the eve of his first museum exhibit for the CAC, Cincinnati. View free interview
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The following programs are free and represent Mr. Rosenberger's first attempts at "video theatre" and his first NPR radio broadcast.
Adapted from the Mason Williams short story "How to Derive the Maximum
Enjoyment from Eating Crackers", Mr. Rosenberger's first "videotheatre"
effort, uses pre-recorded video, multiple slide projectors and live
performance intro to a video installation and playback. Said video
portion was shot and assemble edited LIVE on 9 locations with a
portable Betamax recorder and is presented intact. The work premiered
at the SPACES gallery opening in 1978, and has reappeared subsequently
at SPACES 10th and 20th Anniversary events.
Written by Paul Wick, produced, performed and directed by Mr. Rosenberger, this
forty-two second horizontal and vertical "simultaneous audiopoem"
was selected to be presented on National Public Radio's Hi-Tech
Etude program series in 1982. Mr. Rosenberger also premiered the
work live at VideoCabaret in Toronto and had it also featured at
PS 122's Performance Series "Shorts" in NYC in 1984.
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Contact information for James:
James D. Rosenberger
P.O Box 8131
Cincinnati, Ohio 45208
PH: 513.321.8002 (cell)
PH: 513.843.6987 (land/fax)
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