Programme

Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Life and Times – Episodes 7 – 8 – 9

300min (Episode 7: 132min - Intermission - Episode 8: 118min - Intermission - Episode 9: 18min)

For every ticket purchased there will be a free "Oklahoma is OK" T-shirt on the night of the event–as long as supplies last!
 

In the summer of 2013 the Nature Theater of Oklahoma took over HAU1 and showed all the existing episodes of “Life and Times”. In this long-term project, the New York group performs a 16-hour telephone conversation with a unique mix of megalomania and absurdity. Now Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska will present Episodes 7 – 8 – 9 as three film performances, which play on various genres.   
 

Episode 7 has to take its course: the company works within the conventions of old black-and-white Hollywood films, paying formal obeisance to Orson Welles’ film classic “Citizen Kane” as they restage the recorded life story in a completely different way – with nine actors playing the parts of more than one hundred characters. This episode also gives a newsreel-style recap of events so far. Episode 8 is a visually impressive flick in the style of an early Cinemascope colour movie shot in the area around NYC and the Hudson River Valley. Sung throughout, the film once more develops new perspectives of Kristin’s life story. The whole thing comes to an equally unusual close – with Episode 9 condensing five years in the life of the protagonist into just seventeen minutes in the style of a rap video.

 

Cast

Direction, concept and script: Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska / Nature Theater of Oklahoma / Based on telephon conversations with: Kristin Worrall / With: Ilan Bachrach, Asli Bulbul, Elisabeth Conner Skaervold, Kelly Copper, Gabel Eiben, Daniel Gower, Robert M. Johanson, Dany Naierman, Peter Nigrini, Kristin Worrall u.a. / Production: Dany Naierman / Camera and design: Peter Nigrini / Music: Daniel Gower & Robert M. Johanson

Dates

  • Past
    Sun 11.10.2015, 17:00 / HAU1

Credits

Production: Nature Theater of Oklahoma. Episode 7: Commissioned by and residence with Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Supported by King’s Fountain, FringeArts and The Wyncote Foundation. Made possible by The Map Fund with support by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Episode 8: Residence with Live Arts Bard at the Richard B. Fischer Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College. Supported by Fondation d‘entreprise Hermès / New Settings. Episode 9: Co-produced by steirischer herbst & Nature Theater of Oklahoma.

Location

HAU1
Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.

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