Seagull (Thinking of you)
Sat, Dec 8, 2012
Venue: MASS MoCA
1040 Mass Moca Way, North Adams, MA 01247Contact:
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Presented by Half Straddle and PS 122
Seagull (Thinking of you) is a new live performance that works with, against, and beneath Chekhov's The Seagull. Director Tina Satter's unique contemporary voice takes on the beauty and darkness of Chekhov's play in a beautiful act of theatrical rethinking. Satter draws from Chekhov's letters, varying Seagull translations, quasi-biographical facts from early productions of the play in Russia, and Chekhov's perverse sense of comedy to consider anew what makes the human heart beat and why we ever try to say something out loud. With her Half Straddle collaborators, Satter deconstructs the texts to create an unexpected new work of theater that is ultimately about making something with people you could love: just like Chekhov wanted, with a Russian folk metal-influenced score.
"Full to the brim with killer talent... Satter's Half Straddle company is launching a particularly coordinated goal-line drive to a new feminist form." -Time Out New York
Seagull (Thinking of you) will be co-presented by Performance Space 122 and the New Ohio Theatre as part of PS122's 8th Annual COIL Festival in January 2013. Seagull (Thinking of you) is made possible with commissioning support from Performance Space 122 and the Jerome Foundation.