A PINK CHAIR
(IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE)

A new Wooster Group piece in honor of Tadeusz Kantor

The Wooster Group - A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE)


In A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), The Wooster Group weaves together live performance, music, and video in an encounter with the work of visionary Polish artist, writer, and stage director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). A PINK CHAIR takes the form of a conversation between The Wooster Group and Kantor's daughter, Dorota Krakowska. Together, they investigate the theatrical rite of communication with spirits past, including Kantor’s penultimate stage production, I Shall Never Return.


Production Credits

A PINK CHAIR
(IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE)

with Zbigniew Bzymek, Enver Chakartash, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Gareth Hobbs, Erin Mullin, Suzzy Roche, Danusia Trevino, and Kate Valk

Directed and Designed by Elizabeth LeCompte
Dramaturge: Dorota Krakowska
Set: Eric Dyer
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton and Ryan Seelig
Sound and Original Music: Eric Sluyter, Omar Zubair
Musical Director: Gareth Hobbs
Video and Projections: Robert Wuss
Additional Video: Zbigniew Bzymek, Wladimiro Woyno
Costumes: Enver Chakartash
Assistant Director: Matthew Dipple
Stage Manager: Erin Mullin
Scene Shop: Joseph Silovsky Studios
Video Cueing System Development: Andrew Maillet
Production Manager: Bona Lee

Other people who contributed to the making of this piece: Ruud van den Akker (set elements and video totems); Antonia Belt (costume elements); and Paul Lazar (performer).

A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) was co-commissioned by the Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Poland, and the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it will premiere at the Bard SummerScape Festival in 2017.

          

This piece was made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Program; the Trust for Mutual Understanding; and the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project Transitions Program, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

                    


Production History

2016 February 23 - March 11: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2016 November 28 - 2017 December 23: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2017 January 2 - 26: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2017 April 26 - June 21: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2017 July 7 - 12: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) rehearsals at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
2017 July 13 - 23: A PINK CHAIR (IN PLACE OF A FAKE ANTIQUE) performances at Bard SummerScape, LUMA Theater, the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.