Theater Grottesco

The Insomniacs: 1984

The story of a couple who can't sleep and are awake in the middle of the night. Performed in quarter-mask clown and commedia dell'arte using an invented gibberish language:

 

Performance History: Theatre Maubel, Paris; I Felagsstafnun, Reykjavik, Iceland, Santa Fe Armory for the Arts, The Public Theater, San Diego; Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Toronto Workshop Productions, Theater for the New City & The Westbeth, New York; The Attic Theater, Detroit; The Painted Bride, Philadelphia; The American College of Switzerland; The Omaha Magic Theater; The Performance Network, Ann Arbor, Skene Theatre, Budapest, The French Embassy & The Source Theater, Washington DC; Miami-Dade Community College; University of Florida, Tallahassee, The Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver; Colorado College, Colorado Springs; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

 

Reviews

 

"a cascade of adventures"

Dance Magazine, New York

 

"packed with imagination ... superb!"

Minneapolis Star & Tribune

 

"a long time ago kids wanted to run off and join the circus. Maybe now they'll want to join the theater"

Omaha Gateway

 

"Theater that, through its very physicality can cross language barriers with a spirited leap!"

Santa Fe Reporter

 

"in the fast lane of entertainment"

San Diego Tribune

 

"DELIRIOUS"

Radio Digitale, Paris, France