ROUTE 1 & 9


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Production Credits

ROUTE 1 & 9
Composed by The Wooster Group
Directed by Elizabeth LeCompte

The Performers: Willem Dafoe, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk, Ron Vawter, Jeff Webster
On Video: Ron Vawter, Willem Dafoe, Peyton Smith, Kate Valk, Libby Howes, Freya Hansell, Marisa Hansell
And the voices of Spalding Gray, Matthew Hansell and Elion Sacker

Video and film directed by Elizabeth LeCompte
Designed by Jim Clayburgh and Elizabeth LeCompte
Technical Director: Scott Breindel
Special thanks to Ken Kobland for camera work on black-and-white video and Lizzie Borden for camera work on “The Lesson.”


Production History

June 25 - July 1980: “Going My Way?,” a film shoot in New Jersey (footage incorporated into ROUTE 1 & 9) September 10 - February 1980: The Last Act rehearsals (later became ROUTE 1 & 9)
November 1980: Work on Pigmeat Markham routines begins (incorporated into ROUTE 1 & 9) and “The Lesson” – video shoot of Clifton Fadiman sequence (footage incorporated into ROUTE 1 & 9)
June 1981: “Our Town,” a video shoot (sequences incorporated into ROUTE 1 & 9)
October 8 1981: ROUTE 1 & 9 at The Performing Garage
June 3 - 13 1982: POINT JUDITH and ROUTE 1 & 9 at The Performing Garage
February 22 - 26 1982: ROUTE 1 & 9 at North Eastern University, Boston
March 16 - 28 1982: ROUTE 1 & 9, HULA, and FOR THE GOOD TIMES at The Mickery Theatre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 1982: Preparations for retrospective including NAYATT SCHOOL, POINT JUDITH, and ROUTE 1 & 9
April 21 -28 1983: ROUTE 1 & 9 in Brussels, Belgium
June 29 - July 1 1983: ROUTE 1 & 9 in Zurich, Switzerland
June 25 - 30 1985: ROUTE 1 & 9 at the Bastille Theatre, Paris, France
November 1986: ROUTE 1 & 9 rehearsals at The Kitchen, New York, NY. To open November 17 - Ron's seizure - ROUTE 1 & 9 performances postponed
December 26 1986 - January 18 1987: ROUTE 1 & 9 opens in The Kitchen, New York, NY