vital screams : Medusa
Futurists, Cocteau, Artaud, Gao, Ruhl, Grotowski/Akalaitis

thought’s sculpture : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Open Theater, Kennedy, Dada, Foreman, Wellman, Goat Island, Müller

hungry brainwork : Hamlet
Open Theater, Schenkar, Stein, Lee, shange, Breuer, Pinter

dreaming in flames : Prometheus
Handke, Dada, Brecht, Carlos, Kondoleon, Grotowski, Cocteau

omens of fire : The Judgement of Paris
Gao, al’Hakim, Foreman, Symbolists, shange, Müller

dreamwork/bodywork : Orpheus
Churchill, Schenkar, Stein, Breuer, Open Theater

living traces-burning breath: Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Handke, Kondoleon, Betsuyaku, shange, Dada

reflecting mutations: Frankenstein
Breuer, Stein, Müller, Parks, Handke

hungry thoughts: Oedipus Rex
Handke, Fornes, Pinter, Akalaitis, our own influence

mindfire : Cinderella
Kondoleon, Schenkar, Artaud, Mee

gnawing thoughts: The Book of Exodus
Stein, Grotowski, Breuer, shange

dreaming bodies: Icarus
Churchill, Greenspan, Artaud, Beckett, Cocteau

combustible consciousness: Pinocchio
Kennedy, Müller, Cocteau, Parks, shange

eating dreams : The Ugly Duckling
Artaud, Pinter, Symbolists (Rachilde), Schenkar, Grotowski, Breuer

mental conditions : Hansel and Gretel
Müller, Open Theater, Beckett

thought’s body : Snow White
Foreman, Kondoleon, Breuer, Brecht

gray matters : Pied Piper of Hamlin
Breuer, Beckett, Schenkar

chewing dreams : Rumpelstiltskin
Breeur, Müller, Artaud

physical dreams : The Little Mermaid
Shange, Foreman, Kondoleon, Brecht

chewing medulla : Peter Pan
Kondoleon, Breuer, Handke

dreams’ machinery : The Book of Genesis
Dada, Shange, Grotowski, Foreman

moveable brainwork : A Christmas Carol
Artaud, Pinter, Brecht, Breuer

dreams to chew : Arthurian Legends

breathing thoughts : Bambi
Handke, Breuer, Sklar, Foreman

eating the words : Medea

tongues of fire : Beauty and the Beast

The Far Side of Theater II : Balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet

The Far Side of Theater


  1. calypsohoney says:

    Ok, so I did the stuff before ’04 from far off hazy memory, so if anyone remembers differently let me know. Also, I know that the stories in ’99, 2000, and 2001 were Snow White, Rumplestiltskin, and The Pied Piper of Hamelin, but I don’t know which year was which. I also know that before my association with the workshop began in ’95 some of the stories that were done were: Medea, Bambi, Arthurian Legend, and Sleeping Beauty, but I don’t know what order those go in either. If anyone remembers post a comment and we can update this. – gwethalyn

  2. Angela says:

    Gweth, 1993 was Bambi with Hndke, Breuer, Sklar, Foreman. Other than that I would have to dig out the programs. Which if needed I can do tomorrow.

  3. Skyler says:

    I believe Genesis had pinter, not grotowski. It was the piece written by funderbergh, nilges, et al.


  4. Jennette says:

    1992 was Medea, right? That was my first year. I think that was the year I was in the Müller group. And 1994 was Arthurian Legend? I did that year, too. Joan of Arc was the adult group. Which year was that?

  5. calypsohoney says:

    The year we did Genesis Steph, Kristina, Quinten, and I were in an Artuad/Grotowski group. Dan, Teresa et. al. did dada! I rember becaus eI remember there being a recurring peanut.

  6. Polina says:

    2002 had Stein as well.

  7. Angela says:

    Here are the rest that I know.
    1994: Legends– Tzara, Handke, dada, Muller, Sklar
    1992: (July performances–the grown-ups! I remember now!) Joan of Ark and featured a group piece called ‘Joan Dark, On Her Own Case’ The program states it was written by the whole company and used various sources, but does not list specific playwrights.
    1992: (June performances HS players) Medea– Handke, Artaud(with Freud), Rame/Brecht, Muller
    1991: Beauty and the Beast– Handke, Kennedy, Akalaitis/Collette
    1990: Was performances of pieces written by the playwrights, that were then tailored by the actors/directors of this year’s group.

    Maybe Sean remembers 1989? That was before my time.

    1. Sean Demory says:

      ’89, as I remember, was… ouch. We did “Hamletmachine” by Müller, Artaud, Pinter and… Brecht? Maybe? Anything before last month gets hazy fast, so I’m not sure.

      1. Sean Demory says:

        Renee remembers doing “Men for Sale,” a monologue. Can’t recall what it was. Thinks we did an Akalitis thing as well, but she doesn’t recall. Oh, and “Hammerheads” by Shriekback.

Comments are closed.