Loading Dock Theatre Company’s The Trojans is a reimagining of the Trojan War as an 80’s high school movie. The play utilizes original retro synthesizer music, movie action sequences, football, cars, monsters, superpowers, and video game footage to convey a world of love and violence that exists in the minds of teenagers.
by Leegrid Stevens, Directed by Jacob Titus
Featuring: Katie Consamus, Jonathan Horvath, David Wylie, Roger Miller, Emma Kimball, Jose Ramos; Video Design by John Erickson and Leegrid Stevens; Music by Leegrid Stevens, Goitia Deitz and Kavinsky; Sound Design by Dana Haynes; Lighting by Jason Brandt
This Is Not A Theatre Company’s Readymade Cabaret is based on the notion of readymade art as practiced by Marcel Duchamp. Numbered scenes about control, fate, and free will are performed when their number shows up on dice rolled by the audience. Between the scenes are tweet dances by Under One Dances, our own version of the Duchamp-Rauschenberg box with chance music, an aleatory composition by Caitlin Goldie, our own version of John Cage’s 4’33”, snippets of Tzara’s Dada manifestos, and an audience-created Dada poem (following Tzara’s instructions).
Because the scenes that are performed, and the order in which they are performed, literally depend on the roll of the dice, in any given performance the audience sees 1 of 39,916,800 possible plays. Audiences watching Readymade Cabaret have all tried to make meaning of a piece that has been constructed using elements of chance and readymade material. The fact that humans are “hard wired” to make meaning of everything is one of the themes in the piece, so the experience of the piece is an embodiment and example of one of its themes. The audience literally makes their own meaning. Audiences relish – and inhabit – the outcomes of chance created by their presence and choices during the performance.
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