adapted & directed by lauren gillis & ted witzel. performed by kaleb alexander, rong fu, tyler hagemann, richard partington, g. kyle shields, & eve wylden.set concept by camie koo. costumes by amanda wong. sound by christopher stanton. video by wesley mckenzie. production managed by christopher ross & amanda wong. wardrobe managed by sandra mandich. props & costumes constructed by luke pieroni, fraser shouten-pace, ksenia ivanova, mia vaasjo, & brenda duran. stage managed by sandy plunkett. rehearsal stage managed by joey condello. assistant stage managed by jules mendoza. production co-ordinated by beth wong. technical operation by divesh padhiar. curated by evan webber.
1st showing: april 19 at 8pm (2015) at the harbourfront centre studio theatre.
(photo credit: alejandro santiago)
we created a first version of the piece in april 2015 as part of harbourfront’s HATCH residency program.
we used the residency as an opportunity to create a first-draft staging, and to use the week in the studio theatre to play with some video and lighting ideas.
some of the questions we were asking included:
what does it mean to perform a prose narrative? • how do you stage a punctuation mark? • what happens to narrative perspective in dramatic work? • is it possible to stage a tabloid? • how does audience complicity drive this narrative forward? • is rape only rape when the victim calls it rape? • why do we avoid the truth when it runs counter to our impression of it? • why are we more interested in the scandal than the sex crime? • why do we stick around for a whodunnit if we know on page three whodunnit? • why is everyone always falling down in kleist’s writing? • if someone tells you that you ate horse meat but didn’t know it was horse meat, did you really eat the horse meat? • who controls the truth?