THIS WAS THE ENDtheater
a remix of Chehkov’s Uncle Vanya for 4 actors over 60, the wall of the Mabou Mines Studio and a cassette tape DJ, that explores memory as the convergence of past and present.
Chekhov wrote in a naturalistic style; Ms. Catlett prefers a supernatural one. A meditation on memory and decay, “This Was the End,” . . . is less of a play and more of an apparition, a ritual, a haunting in one act.
Crtitics Pick - NY TIMES
“Built as a palimpsest over half-remembered scenes from Uncle Vanya, the video-rich work plays with old media and new, using a quartet of older actors to imply a performance that has been going on, somewhere, for decades.” - Crtitics Pick - Time Out NY
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SET peter ksander SOUND & VIDEO MANIPULATION g lucas crane INTERACTION ryan holsopple VIDEO keith skretch LIGHTS christopher kuhl COSTUMES olivera gajic DANCE johanna meyer PERFORMERS black-eyed susan, jim himelsbach, rae c wrtight & paul zimet
The Chocolate Factory, LIC/NYC, 2014
Mabou Mines, 122CC/NYC, JUNE 7-17, 2018