TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (Phèdre)



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Production Credits

Hippolytos: Ari Fliakos
Theramenes/Reader: Scott Shepherd
Oenone: Frances McDormand (2001-02), Sheena See (2002-06)
Phèdre: Kate Valk
Theseus: Willem Dafoe (2001-02), Roy Faudree (2002-06)
Venus/Referee: Suzzy Roche/Fiona Leaning
Marker 7: Koosil-ja
Marker 4: Dominique Bousquet
Video Venus: Suzzy Roche

Director: Elizabeth LeCompte
Text: Paul Schmidt
Set: Jim Findlay
Sound: John Collins, Geoff Abbas, Jim Dawson
Video: Philip Bussmann
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Original Music Tracks: David Linton
Original Songs: drench (Koosil-ja Hwang, Suzzy Roche, Kate Valk)
Costumes: The Wooster Group with Elizabeth Jenyon
Assistant Director: Richard Kimmel
Video Totems: Ruud van den Akker
Stage Manager: Ariana Smart (2000), Judy Tucker (2001)
Technical Director: Geoff Abbas, Iver Findlay
Master Technicians: Ruud van den Akker, Jeff Sugg (2001)
Production Manager: Bozkurt Karasu (2003-06)
Master Electrician: Reid Farrington (2001), Lara Wilder (2002), Gabe Maxson (2003-06)
Video Operator: Reid Farrington (2002-06)
Assistant Costumes/Video: Tara Webb (2001-04)
Assistant Video: Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck (2006)
Assistant Video/Editor: Max Finneran (2001)
Sound Consultant: Lance Dann, Dan Dobson
Badminton Master: Chi-Bing Wu
Dramaturgy: Jim Dawson, Dennis Dermody

Special thanks to:
Phyllis Carlin, Constantine Fliakos, Austin Guest, Kimberley Hassett, Margaret Mann,
Geraldine Swayne, and PRADA for their contributions to the piece.

This piece is dedicated to Paul Schmidt (1934-1999), who wrote this version of Racine's Phèdre for The Wooster Group in 1993.


Production History

March - April - May, 2000: rehearsals
September - October, 2000: rehearsals
January - February, 2001: rehearsals
April - May, 2001: rehearsals
June 1 - July 1, 2001: work-in-progress showings at The Performing Garage
September 21 - 23, 2001: work-in-progress showings at The Performing Garage
November 28 - December 7, 2001: performances at The Festival D'Automne, Centre Pompidou - Paris, France
February 1 - March 30, 2002: peformances at St. Ann's Warehouse - Brooklyn, NY
May 9 - May 23, 2002: peformances at London International Festival of Theatre, Riverside Studios - London, England
May 31 - June 5, 2002: peformances at International Istanbul Theatre Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
June 13 - 19, 2002: peformances at Kaaitheater - Brussels, Belgium
October 15 - 19, 2002: performances at The Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
October 25 - 31, 2002: performances at On the Boards - Seattle, WA
November 8 - 17, 2002: performances at UCLA - Los Angeles, CA
May 30 - June 3, 2003: performances at Teatr Dramatyczny - Warsaw, Poland
June 11 - 15, 2003: performances at Holland Festival - Amsterdam, Netherlands
June 26 - 30, 2003: performances at Hebbel Theater - Berlin, Germany
June 17 - 20, 2004: performances at Bonn Biennale, Halle Beuel - Bonn Germany
July 12 - 16, 2004: performances at GREC Festival 2004, Theater Lliure - Barcelona, Spain
August 19 - 22, 2004: performances at Welt in Basel Festival, Reithalle - Basel, Switzerland
July 16 - 19, 2006: performances at Hellenic Festival - Athens, Greece
October 22 - 25, 2006: performances at Territory Festival - Moscow, Russia


Selected Bibliography

Andrew Quick, "The Wooster Group Work Book", TWGWB
Branislav Jakovljevik, "Wooster Baroque" in TDR
Amy Holzapfel, "The Body in Pieces" in PAJ
Michael Billington, review in The Guardian
Ben Brantley, review in The New York Times
RoseLee Goldberg, review in ArtForum
Gaby Cody, review in Theater Journal