I Know You Are But What Am I? The Artists Behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse

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I Know You Are But What Am I? The Artists Behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse

Thursday, January 21, 2016
7 p.m.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) 108
University Park Campus

ADMISSION
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, December 8, at 9 a.m. Click on the links below to RSVP.

USC Students, Staff, Faculty – RSVP
USC Alumni – RSVP
General Public – RSVP

A workshop with the artists will take place on Friday, January 22. For workshop information and to RSVP, please see below for details.

DESCRIPTION
On TV in the late 1980s, Saturday morning became a time “to go wacky.” After its origins in late-night comedy, Pee-wee’s Playhouse became a popular children’s TV show. Made by a team of cutting-edge artists, animators, designers, musicians, and performers, the show brought a madcap postmodern aesthetic to kids’ programming.

There is, of course, much more to the Pee-wee story than most people knew at the time. Animator Ric Heitzman, cartoonist Gary Panter, and painter Wayne White will share highlights from their time collaborating on Pee-wee’s Playhouse and discuss this unique moment in pop-culture history, where the wildest fringes sat smack in the midst of the commercial mainstream.

RELATED EVENT
Wonderwall/Sketchbook
Workshop with the Artists of Pee-wee’s Playhouse
Friday, January 22, 2016
1 to 4 p.m.
School of Cinematic Arts (SCB) 202
Admission is free. Reservations required.
In conjunction with the event, Ric Heitzman, Gary Panter, and Wayne White will lead a hands-on workshop for participants.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty – RSVP beginning Tuesday, December 8, at 9 a.m. RSVP
USC Alumni – RSVP beginning Thursday, January 7, at 9 a.m. RSVP
General Public – RSVP beginning Thursday, January 7, at 9 a.m. RSVP

Additional Links:
Gary Panter Wikipedia
Wayne White TwitterWikipedia

Organized by Christine Panushka (Animation and Digital Arts) and Henry Jenkins (Communication, Journalism, and Cinematic Arts).