Blasted in French
A French Blasted
at the Théâtre des Quat'Sous, Montreal, Canada from 21
Jan to 2 Mar 2002. The director is Stacey
Christodoulou, the translation is by Anne-Marie
Cleansed (Gesäubert) in Oberhausen, Germany
(Gesäubert) on at the Theater of
Oberhausen. The premiere was 22 Jan
The players are Daniel
Wiemer (Graham), Bernd Braun (Tinker), Andreas
Maier (Carl), Raphael Rubino (Rod), Verena Bukal
(Grace), Oleg Zhukov (Robin), Jennifer Julia
Caron (Frau). Christoph Roos is the director.
premiere in Mexico
Blasted in Mexico
(Devastados) in Mexico City directed by Ignacio
Ortiz, translated by Ana Graham and with Arturo
Rios (Ian), Ana Graham (Cate) and Ari Brickman
(soldier). Feb 2002.
produced by The National Institute for the Fine
Arts and the British Council.
in French in Canada
Blasted was performed in French
at the Théâtre des Quat'Sous, Montreal, from 21 January
to 2 March 2002.
Directed by Stacey Christodoulou,
with the translation by Anne-Marie Régimbald.
student production in USA
Crave was performed at Washington
Hall as a student project. Feb 2002.
Directed by Beth Hoffmann.
Matt Holmes played A, Tom Conner played B, Kate Walsh
played C and Kelly Hart played M.
|"The sets for this show are
minimal, allowing the audience to focus on the
numerous ideas presented in the script. Each
character has a corner to which he or she
retreats where there is a platform. Other
platforms in the center of the stage facilitate
monologues and actions that help to bring the
verbal imagery to life. The floors around
each character's platform are plastered with
images relevant to that character: pictures of
models, cigarette boxes, pieces of cardboard from
beer cases, etc. The characters' movements are
perhaps the most intriguing part of the show and
credit must be given to Hoffmann who, without
direction from the playwright, created it all.
Bodies merge and separate, collapse and entangle,
charge through the audience or cower in corners,
as the mood dictates" (from review by Amando
(Purificados) in Portugal
||Cleansed in Portugal at the Teatro
Helena Sá e Costa from 20-24 Feb 2002.
Marques, the actors were António Fonseca, Cátia
Pine, João Miguel Melo, Maria João Hawk, Nuno
M. Cardoso and Tónan Quito. Staged
by Nuno Cardoso.
|"No teatro de Sarah
Kane a palavra não é omnipotente nem
omnipresente. Felizmente não o é. A violência
surge em gestos, movimentos, amputações,
torturas, sob um soberano silêncio. Mas a
dicção, quando impera, mesmo sob a forma de
súplica, de gaguez, de tremura, instaura já
outra forma de violência, que adia e propicia a
primeira, ao mesmo tempo, uma violência da
impossibilidade de dizer. Da jura de amor que
regressa como o golpe do boomerang. Do pedido de
socorro sussurrado que embate na cegueira do
outro. É uma peça cegante.
Love in The Netherlands
Phaedra's Love was
performed in Dutch in Amsterdam 19-23 Feb 2002
and then went on a national tour (Amsterdam, Arnhem,
Leiden, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Utrecht , The Hague,
IJmuiden, Groningen, Amstelvee and, Heemskerk) 10
Sept- 18 Oct 2002.
The director is Marcus Azzini, the
translation is by Oscar van Woensel. The players
are Astrid van Eck, Malou Gorter, Jaap ten Holt
and Srefan Rokebrand.
stagecraft. Spray cans of red paint are
used to symbolically murder characters- slitting
a throat is accomplished by spraying a red gash
across the throat. The actors then walk to
the side of the stage to watch what develops-
avoiding a Hamlet like pile of dead bodies
littering the stage.
Phaedra's Love in Portland, Oregan, USA
theatre presented Phaedra's Love in
Portland, Oregon at the Back Door Theater in
director was Grace Carter, and the cast were:
Carter's direction of this tough piece still
needs work, but it's a good start. She succeeds
with her casting: James Moore's half-conscious
Hippolytus, Madeleine Sanford's lust-crazed
Phaedra, and the choric Strophe of damali ayo
(who also provides the witty set of gold-laced
penitentiary wire, boldly symbolizing Theseus'
dystopian kingdom). Yet Carter shies from some of
Kane's violence, though the scenes among the
three principals are potent..."Vultures...if
there could have been more moments like
this." An odd beauty, but considering these
times...." (from Steffen Silvis review).
Crave/Cleansed in Lithuania
|A version combining Crave
and Cleansed on at the Lithuanian National
Drama Theatre from 18 Feb 2002.
The players were Paulius Baltramiejunas - A
Rasa Marazaite - C
Aistis Mickevicius - B
Ruta Papartyte - M
Laura Mizeryte - Woman
Modestas Pavydis - Robin
Kristina Savickyte - Greis
Salvijus Trepulis Tinker
Ausra Simanaviciute, directors Povilas Laurinkus and
4.48 Psychosis in Finland
Psychosis (4.48 Psykoosi ) at the Finnish
National Theater. The director is Michael Baran.
The actors were
Wanda Dubiel, Seppo Pääkkönen and Tuuli
Visual designer was Kimmo Viskari and music was
by Juhani Nuorvala
|Site visitor Markku says
(thanks Markku) "Pääkkönen played the
doctor. The music was quite experimental...some
sort of avantgardistic classical music (the
singer talked about some "natural
sounds" you cannot get out of normally tuned
piano, but I couldn't get the jargon) and the
singer sang lines from the play. After the list
of medicals was revealed, she sang their names a
few times. I attended a discussion about the play
afterwards and they had quit interesting opinions
and stories about the rehearsals."
4.48 Psychosis student production in UK
4.48 Psychosis at the
University of Huddersfield. 15 Mar 2002 in the Meredith
Studio. Directed by Mandy Rogers and Donna Steele.
"This performance involves an
exploration of the text through physical
4.48 Psychosis in Greece then Egypt
4.48 Psychosis in
Greece then Egypt. 4.48 Psychosis transferred from
Athens to Salonica (from 15 Mar for 15 performances), as
a monologue performed in Greek by Roula Pateraki.
Cleansed (Purificados) in
) at the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II (Lisboa) from 26th
Mar to 14 Apr 2002.
Sarah Kane Festival in Spain
Crave (Ansia) opened a
season dedicated to Sarah Kane. The premiere was
5 Feb 2002 at the Teatro Pradillo in Madrid.
produced by Deconstrucción Theatre. The
cast were C Cristina Falcón, M Angeles Espinosa,
B Ángel Font, A Gonzalo Jiménez.
Translated and Directed by Emanuel Cini.
|"Crave was a huge
success...many people were turned away at the
door...there were people sitting on the floor and
standing in the wings as three performances was
not enough by far...huge interest and a wonderful
response from the public...people literally
fought for tickets"
Blasted (Reventado) The cast were Pedro Rebollo, Raquel
Hernández and Antonio Gómez. Translated by
Antonio Alamo and directed by Rosario Ruiz Rodgers.
Phedra's love (El amor de Fedra) The cast were Iván Hermes, Arantxa
Aranguren, Ruth Díaz and Emilio Linder. Translated
by Antonio Fernández Lera and directed by Carlos
Psychosis in Dutch
||4.48 Psychosis (4.48u. Psychose) was
performed by Het Vervolg in Maastricht. The
director was Léon van der Sanden, translation
was by Marcel Otten and there were two players,
Camilla Siegertsz and Irene Slotboom.
two actresses, both in their teens, shared the
roles with one always the victim, the other
victim and doctor etc. The stage was a
walkway which surrounded the audience, the
actresses using all four sides. Two screens
showed soothing images of water. At times
the actresses were behind the screens, visible
through the images. The numbers sequence
was done as if both were scribbling graffiti on
A very good and original
production, exceptional acting, staging and
direction, and a unique but true vision of the
4.48 Psychosis in Denmark
4.48 Psychosis (4:48
Psykose) in Copenhagen at the Edison Theater from 2-23
The player is Trine Dyrholm
Phaedra's Love in Birmingham, UK
Love at the Birmingham Hippodrome from 13-16 Mar
2002. It was followed by 4.48 Psychosis.
4.48 Psychosis in Greece
monologue performed in Greek by Roula Pateraki at the
Chora Theatre, Athens.
Blasted in Scotland
by Kenny Miller and performed in the Citizens
Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland from 7-30 Mar 2002.
Cleansed (Purificado) in São Paulo,
(Purificado) opened in São Paulo, Brazil on 15 Mar
2002. It was translated and directed by Felipe
in Scarborough, UK
production of Crave as part of the National Student Drama
Festival. 27, 28 Mar 2002. This production won
various awards including the Cameron Mackintosh Award
for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre to
Nick Gill, the Bush Theatre Directing Award to
Lucy Foster of OUDS and the Judge's Individual
Director's Award also to Lucy Foster.
Sarah Kane festival in Italy
Pierpaolo Sepe, translated by Gian Maria Cervo.
The player is Monica Nappo. Nuovo Teatro. From
22-24 Mar 2002 as part of a Kane festival.
||Crave (Fame) revival
Laboratorio 9 with director Barbara Nativi. 12-14
Apr 2002 as part of a Kane festival. Actors were
Angela Antonini Antonini (C),
Sandra Garuglieri (M), Frederik Neuwahl (B) and
Silvano Panichi (A). It was revived in May.
by Barbara Nativi and the players were Roberto
Posse (Ian), Angela Antonini (Cate) and Michele
Andrei (soldier). 10 May 2002.
4.48 Psychosis in Vienna
Macdonald´s direction and the Royal Court
staging moved to Austria. The players are Maria
Hengge, Heike Kretschmer and Lukas Miko.
The performances were on 27, 28, 31 Mar, 4, 9
4.48 Psychosis in Germany
Doll performed a solo 4.48 at the Deutsches
Schausspielhaus in Hamburg, Germany. The premiere
was 12 Apr 2002 with try-outs from 10 Apr 2002.
director was Laurent Chétouane and the translation was
by Durs Grünbein.
4.48 Psychosis in Birmingham, UK
Theatre presented 4:48 Psychosis at the Crescent Theatre
Studio, Birmingham, UK from 17-19 Apr 2002. This
follows performances of Blasted. The director was
Derek Bond and the actors were Daisy Dugmore, Hector
Harkness and Jess Ransom.
4.48) in Slovenia
Psychosis premieres in Slovenia on 10 May 2002.
There are two
actors, Maja Sever and Saa Mihelcic.
The director is Sebastijan Horvat and the
translation is by Primo Vitez.
There was a
previous Slovenia performance which combined 4.48
Psychosis with Phaedra's Love into a single
play. The 2002 performance is the premiere
of the play Sarah Kane wrote.