20th century German painter Oskar Kokoschka’s only work written for the stage, MURDERER, THE HOPE OF WOMEN, is Kokoschka’s bold, painterly vision of a feudal land divided by barbarism, sex and the occult. Infamous for causing a riot in the streets of Vienna after its premier in 1909, the play’s representation of female power, sexuality and sacrifice continues to cause controversy to this day. Theatre Encounter brings its vicious, experimental flair to this foundational Expressionist drama using projection and green-screen technology to support the explosive physicality of its performers.
Presented March 21 – 24, 2018 at Theatre Junction GRAND (Calgary, AB)
Directed by MICHAEL FENTON. Performed by KAYLA BIGRAS and CONNER CHRISTMAS. Stage Management by JESSICA ROVANSEK. Light Design and Videography by JESSICA ROVANSEK and EMIL AGOPIAN. Stage Design by JOHN HALE. Sound design by JESSICA ROVANSEK. Photography by DEAN MULLIN