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An archive of the 2006 Hot News



4.48 Psychosis in San Diego, USA

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Stone Soup Theatre present 4.48 Psychosis in San Diego.  Directed by Rebecca Johannsen.  It is on at the 10th Avenue Theatre from 25 Aug- 17 Sept 2006.

"Why do we sacrifice so much energy for our art? Not in order to teach others but to learn with them what our existence, our organism, our personal and unrepeatable experience have to give us; to free ourselves from the breaks which hold us back, from the lies we manufacture daily for ourselves and for others; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves."- Jerzy Grotowski.

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4.48 Psychosis in Toronto, Canada

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Aether of Us Productions are producing 4.48 Psychosis in Toronto, Canada at the Summerworks Festival between 4-12 Aug 2006.  It is directed by Rick Roberts and the actors are Elizabeth Saunders, Maggie Huculak and Marjorie Campbell.  It is on at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace.

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The Edinburgh Festival, Scotland

Sarah Kane 4.48 Psychosis- click for link Mardy Arts present 4.48 Psychosis from 4-12 Aug 2006 at The Zoo theatre.  Click on the image for more details.
4.48 Psychosis Squirm- Bromley High School present 4.48 Psychosis at Sweet Grassmarket.  It is on from 6-13 Aug 2006.



4.48 Psychosis in London, UK
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4.48 Psychosis which played recently at the Old Red Lion is revived at the Arcola Theatre.

Tangram Theatre Company and Jana Manekshaw present 4.48 Psychosis from 24 April to 20 May 2006.  The actors are Efi Dementi, Emily Randall, Géhane Strehler, Pola Anton, Rebecca Pownall, Tessa Nicholson, Tracey-Anne Liles.  The director is Daniel Goldman, the producer is Jana Manekshaw, the production stage manager Kirsten Turner, lighting by Lawrence Stromski, design Margaret Krawecka and sound Adan Doran.

"A dynamic new chorus production of Sarah Kane’s last play... 4.48 Psychosis is Sarah Kane's brutal and poetic exploration of a mind preparing to shut itself down. Spiked with gallows humour, Sarah Kane's fifth and final play charts the journey of mind and body; from darkness into light, from pain into love, from life into death."

Benjamin Davis in Time Out (8-15 Mar 2006) says "A chorus of seven women chime with Kane's beloved (Greek) themes (love, death, sacrifice)... Director Daniel Goldman has done a fine job of creating an uncomfortable, essential experience".

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photo Alice Lambert

It is on at the Arcola Theatre, London.  Click on the first image for more details.  Thanks to Jess and Jana for the information.  Highly recommended.



Purificati (Cleansed) in Toscana, Italy

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Cleansed is performed in Italian at the Fondazione Teatro Metastaso Toscana, Italy.  It is Städtische Bühnen Münster from 10-12 May 2006.  The director is Marco Plini and the actors are Milutin Dapcevic, Silvia Ajelli, Roberto Salemi, Michelangelo Dalisi, Giuseppe Sangiorgi, Diego Sepe and Gaia Insenga.

"Sarah Kane appare come il modello esemplare di una generazione che non ha mai conosciuto quel famoso mondo pieno di promesse di cui sognavano le generazioni precedenti. Una generazione per cui il futuro è gravido di minacce, in cui la barbarie ha occupato ogni spazio pubblico e privato.   Con Purificati Sarah Kane scende all’inferno, nelle stanze più profonde dell’anima, e vi trova un desolato paesaggio di rovine che manifesta una crisi profondissima. Il testo appare così un percorso incredibilmente complesso alla ricerca della propria identità sessuale ed esistenziale. Un percorso di dolore in cui le figure si sdoppiano ed ogni passaggio di coscienza è caratterizzato dalla sofferenza e dalla tortura, come nella buona tradizione inglese del teatro elisabettiano. Appare quindi straordinario questo tentativo di raccontare l’assoluta crisi dell’individuo dando una forma autonoma e moderna a modelli tradizionali, descrivendo un ‘’inferno sensibile’’ in cui l’identità si confonde nella disperata ricerca d’amore, percepito come bisogno vitale, ma legato in modo indissolubile al dolore e alla violenza."

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4.48 Psychose in Muenster, Germany

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4.48 Psychose is performed in German at the Städtische Bühnen Münster from 8 Feb 2006.  The director is Teresa Rotemberg.

"Die Zahl 4.48 steht für die frühe Morgen

stunde, wenn die Dämonen der Nacht kurzzeitig abfallen, die Psychose sich verkriecht und der Erwachende den Moment größter Klarheit erlebt. Das Stück behandelt den verzweifelten Kampf einer Frau gegen sich selbst und ihre Krankheit: die suizidäre Psychose. Immer wieder blitzt in ihr der Wille, die Gier nach Leben und Liebe auf, doch auch immer wieder sehnt sie sich nach dem Tod, fühlt sich verloren in einer Welt, wo sie nicht hingehört. Ein Text bar jeder Szenenanweisung und Rollenvorgabe; ein teils hermetisch geschlossenes, frei schwebendes, lyrisches Gefüge aus Selbstgespräch, Dialog und Erfahrung, dem es gelingt, das Protokoll einer Pathologie in poetische Bilder zu überführen."

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Gier (Crave) in Frankfurt, Germany

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Gier (Crave in German) is performed at the Centre Culturel Odyssée, Eybens, France from 11- 13 Jan 2006.  The director is Wanda Golonka, staging is by Wanda Golonka and costumes by Wanda Golonka.  It premieres on 22 Apr 2006.

»Wenn Liebe käme – nur Liebe kann mich retten, und Liebe hat mich zerstört.« (Sarah Kane) Gier – das letzte Stück, das zu Lebzeiten von Kane am Royal Court Theatre uraufgeführt wurde – ist ein Quartett. Die Figuren tragen keine Namen, sondern sind lediglich mit Buchstaben A, B, C und M bezeichnet, sie leben zwischen Erinnerung und Vergessen, sind verloren in der Zeit und ihrer Biographie. Ihr Zusammenhalt sind die Worte, die sie zueinander, aneinander vorbei oder auch nur für sich sprechen. Das Stück Gier ist eine dramatische Komposition, ein Geflecht aus Worten, eine Fuge, die den Zustand der Sehnsucht umspielt. Der Sehnsucht danach, was das Leben nicht einzulösen vermag und doch permanent präsent hält: Spannung, Leiden und Konflikte, Vergewaltigung, Liebeswerben, Mißtrauen, Anziehung und Ablehnung, Vergeblichkeit.  Nach 4.48 Psychose wendet sich Wanda Golonka ein zweites Mal Sarah Kane zu und hält der Wortkomposition einen sinnlichen
Erfahrungsraum entgegen

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Blasted, touring UK

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In Spring 2006, Graeae take Blasted on a national tour.  "This bold new interpretation, by Artistic Director Jenny Sealey, will extend your idea of what is possible in theatre."  Jenny Ellison plays Cate, Gerard McDermott plays Ian and David Toole plays the soldier.

Graeae is a disabled-led theatre company which profiles the skills of actors, writers and directors with physical and sensory impairments. The artistic approach creates aesthetically accessible productions that include a disabled and non-disabled audience.

Artistic Director Jenny Sealey says "I have always known about Blasted, but I did not really discover the play until recently when I worked on it with two blind directors and a team of actors.  We found the play lent itself perfectly to the Graeae aesthetic, and provided fascinating opportunities for us to take a creative approach to interpreting otherwise non-verbal communication within the script.  Directing a Graeae cast in a play in which so many metaphors surrounding disability exist will present unique challenges. We must ensure the actors own these metaphors. We believe the roles played by someone who is disabled will excavate so much more of Kane’s language and that will emerge from a personal connection with the text. This promises to be an extremely exciting and potentially explosive interpretation.  Blasted remains one of the most cutting edge plays of 20th Century and with only 4 main productions in the UK and in the light of recent events in Iraq and the London bombings this piece remains a testament to the world we live in."

Dates include:
- 29-31 Mar 2006 Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells
- 4-5 Apr 2006 Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool
- 6- 7 Apr 2006 Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham
- 11- 15 Apr 2006 Drum Theatre, Royal Parade, Plymouth
- 19- 22 Apr 2006 The Tron, 63 Trongate, Glasgow
- 25- 29 Apr 2006 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham
- 9- 11 May 2006 York Theatre Royal, St. Leonard's Place, York
- 12-13 May 2006 Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough

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