Theater Grottesco's Different
Theater Grottesco presents DIFFERENT, the companys 16th original production,
running from November 14th - December 1st at the Swan Theatre in the Rufina Arts
DIFFERENT is a structured improvisation. The company has been working for a year on
ensemble, the foundation of Greek Chorus and Tragedy. They will recount an adaption
of the story of Joan of Arc but without memorized text or choreography. Who tells each
step of the story, how the details are added, and how the powerful Grottesco physicality
weaves it into something that might be considered a musical composition is something
that will be different every night and can only be experienced live.
This is a bold form of theatrical storytelling that most have never seen before.
Longtime collaborator, Patrick Mehaffy, has delivered an adaptation of the Joan of Arc
story with surprising twists and redemption. The ensemble has twisted it further.
In Grottescos world of physical theatre, ensemble is where the actors create moving
imagery, like a dynamic painting. They come to know their fellow performers so well that
the audience can witness the artistic equivalent of basketballs no-look pass, an antidote
for the age of individualism, and a reminder of the magical possibilities of working
together and of live theatre.
Performers are: Karen Light, Susan Skeele, Susie Perkins, Robin Duda, Myriah Duda,
and long-time Grottesco member Danielle Reddick, under the guidance of Grottescos
founder, John Flax.
Strange and unexpected connections to our lives and times leap from the stage in
daring bursts, as the Grottesco performers fly without the net of memorized text and
About Theater Grottesco: Founded in Paris in 1983, Theater Grottesco is known
internationally for visual and explosive original theater productions. The Grottesco
ensemble rekindles interest in live performance by juxtaposing classical and modern
theatrical styles with a daring, poetic research of culture and imagination, giving voice to
the marginal elements of our contemporary society, and taking audiences to the brink of
emotional wonder and soulful reflection. Theater Grottesco is a 2017 award winner of
the National Theater Program. Find more information at www.theatergrottesco.org.
11/14, 11/17, 11/21 PAY WHAT YOU WISH AT THE DOOR! Tickets must be purchased at the box office if you'd like to participate in this deal.
The Swan Theater (View)
1213 Parkway Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507