"the charm's wound up"
a wicked work in progress
Friday June 13, 8pm
Friday July 11, 8pm
The 6th & B Community Garden
6th Street & Avenue B, Manhattan
FREE (but donations accepted)
(If it rains, there is a roof, but bring umbrellas just in case.)
***Saturday July 19, 8pm***
The Art Barn (sTudio 7 Gallery)
Rockaway Center for the Arts
Fort Tilden, Queens
$10 suggested donation
(Join us for an evening swim afterwards!)
For Dzieci's chamber version of Macbeth,
the ensemble has learned all of the lines,
of every part, through a process of oral transmission.
In our rehearsals, and in production, we do not know
who will be playing any given role at any given time.
As presented by a traveling family of Gypsies,
the hour-long performance creates
the impression of a ritual or ceremony.
A very dark ceremony.
Employing haunting folk songs and chants
from Scandinavia and Eastern Europe,
Theatre Group Dzieci explores (and explodes),
the very essence of theatre and storytelling
in their one-act rendition of Shakespeares classic.
6 Rules of Engagement:
- Actors must know the entire text.
- Actors may not play the same role in successive sequences.
- Actors are encouraged to play a Witch, Makbet, and Lady Makbet at least once per enactment.
- Roles can be offered or stolen.
- We begin in ceremony and return to ceremony at the end.
- Nothing else is planned.
images from Dzieci Makbet
an article describing Dzieci's process
(480kb pdf file)
for more information
call 718 638 6037
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