Wooster Group Announces New Production, A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique)
The work will run in Los Angeles before coming to New York's Performing Garage.
The Wooster Group will explore the career of Polish director Tadeusz Kantor in its new production, A Pink Chair (In Place of a Fake Antique). The work will run at the Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theater in Los Angeles, April 5-15, before moving to the Performing Garage in New York City, April 28-May 19.
The title comes from one of Kantor's manifestos, which describes a theater that gives the simplest everyday objects – chairs – hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory. In the production, the group will investigate this theatrical rite of communication with spirits past by exploring Kantor's penultimate production, I Shall Never Return, and through it, Kantor's lifelong obsession with the myth of the return of Odysseus.
A Pink Chair is directed by Elizabeth LeCompte and composed by the company. It features performances by Zbigniew Bzymek, Enver Chakartash, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Gareth Hobbs, Dorota Krakowska (on video), Erin Mullin, Suzzy Roche, Danusia Trevino, and Kate Valk.
Dramaturgy is by Dorota Krakowska, lighting is by Jennifer Tipton and Ryan Seelig, sound and original music are by Eric Sluyter and Omar Zubair, video and projections are by Robert Wuss, additional video is by Bzymek and Wladimiro Woyno, costumes are by Chakartash, assistant directors are Enver Chakartash and Matthew Dipple, and musical direction is by Hobbs.