Based on A Dream Play by August Strindberg, directed by Daniel Harray
In August Strindberg's A Dream Play, a goddess called Agnes descends to earth and attempts to fathom what it means to be human. Agnes is a curious innocent who finds herself beset by a menagerie of often absurd characters. Through her journey, we experience a shared lucid dream (sometimes bordering on becoming a nightmare) that ultimately champions compassion for all, and exhorts us to seek beauty where we least expect it. This adaptation / workshop production of A Dream Play aims to distill and amplify Strindberg's message within the framework of Miru Kim's aesthetic.
The performance was held in the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in downtown Brooklyn, on September 27th, 2008.
Maria Portman Kelly as Agnes
Daniel Harray as Officer, Chairman of Inquiry
Rob Krakovski as Lawyer, Large Predator, and Judge
Stewart Walker as Writer
Gilbert Cruz as Newlywed Husband, and Psychoanalyst
Heather Benton as Kristin, Newlywed Wife, and Bishop