Kwatz! The Sound of a Hammer Hitting the Head

1hr. 15min.
Opened Mar 24, 2004
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Pan Asian Rep presents the world premiere of Ernest Abuba's Kwatz! The Sound of a Hammer Hitting the Head, directed by Pan Asian Rep founder/director Tisa Chang. "Kwatz!" is the exclamatory cry which in Buddhist tradition means an "awakening," in this case for Tibetan immigrant Dorje, who is randomly attacked with a hammer in New York City. He enters a comatose state, in which he travels through his past and present existences. The new work by noted actor/playwright Abuba will also incorporate original Tibetan music and contemporary sounds as well as stylized movement.