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The American Princess

The American Princess A movie is being made. The money for it comes from a mysterious producer who goes by the name The American Princess. The movie centers around the life of the exiled king Bonifazius. The stage is a film location, a murder scene, an interrogation room. Someone shot the real king on the …

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Krupnik

Krupnik Krupnik, enfant terrible of the experimental scene, is back with a new film “Performance according to Krupnik”. In his latest creation the reclusive director is attacking the new and old trends in contemporary performance. But being his old self he cannot resist poking fun at everyone including himself. As always with Krupnik his anger …

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Tea with Gertrude and Alice

Tea with Gertrude and Alice An evening with Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, both played by the same actress live and on video monitors. The text is a collage of Stein’s writing with an emphasis on “Tender Buttons” and “The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas”. A discussion/talk about art, food, love, relationship, modernism and …

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What Did He See?

What Did He See? Theme and variations: An angry man, disillusioned and weary of life, nevertheless sustains the blind faith that something amazing and beautiful will emerge from the chaos surrounding him. A catalogue of questions about art and the making of art or theater at the end of the millenium – What is the …

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The Author

The Author We were asked to stage a short play by a relatively new author as part of a festival that celebrates new plays. Since we have very little interest in staging straight plays, we’ve decided to stage the short play as a video piece. We set up a shooting stage in the rehearsal room. …

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toxic dreamsKornelia KilgaNeubaugasse 27/121070 ViennaAustria++43-(0)676-501 74 16officeATtoxicdreams.at

toxic dreams Since 1997 we have been putting on shows that deal with the not knowing… shows that busy themselves with the slippery nature of reality… shows that refuse coherent, narrative, through lines… shows that celebrate the ambiguity of everyday’s life… shows that became more and more fragmented as time went by… We are committed …

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The Theatre Cycle

Or I’ve Got The Blues (By Yosi Wanunu) After the entertainment cycle, culminating with the presentation of “De Lady in de Tutti Frutti Hat”(see DeLadyInDeTuttiFruttiHat), I felt that it is time to talk about theatre again, or to be more precise, about some tendencies in experimental theatre in the 20th century and their lasting influences …

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Headache Symphony

In „Headache Symphony“ a scene from an early Buster Keaton movie is reenacted on stage. A full house will be built and live performers will recreate the famous chase scene from the short „The High Sign“. The house will be wired by a series of audio-visual sensors that will be implemented all over. These sensors …

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The Entertainment Cycle

The entertainment cycle The entertainment cycle main concern/research had to do with popular structures of entertainment. Each of the shows I staged manipulated preexisting forms to reveal their mode of operation, to expose the theatrical and dramatic devices on whose “invisibility” they traditionally rely. Through changing the context of the familiar experience, by exposing the …

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