Conception, direction, choreography – Martha Clarke
Text adaptation – Frank Pugliese
Dramaturgy - Giovanni Papotto
on the stories of Luigi Pirandello
and the film Kaos by the Taviani Brothers
design – Scott Pask
– Donna Zakowska
– Christopher Akerlind
design – Tal Yarden
- Jill Jaffe
John T. LaBarbera
Stage Management – Anita Ross
(in alphabetical order):
George de la Pena
Vito Di Bella
(in alphabetical order):
John T. La Barbera
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KAOS is a new theatrical work by Martha Clarke which stages
parts of four Luigi Pirandello stories featured in the Taviani Brothers’
1984 film Kaos. Set in Sicily at the dawn of the twentieth century,
these stories portray common people in mystical situations, heavily
influenced by poverty, violent political unrest and social changes set
in motion by mass migration. Through a fusion of text, dance movement,
and live music based on Sicily's historical North African roots and
its evocative folk songs, Martha Clarke tells the lyrical and haunting
stories of a lonely mother desperately trying to make contact with her
children in America, a bride discovering that her new husband goes mad
with each full moon and a clan of peasants fighting for the right to
have a cemetery on the land they have cultivated for generations.
is performed in Italian with English surtitles.
KAOS production photos
First preview, Friday, November 10, 2006; opening night, Monday, December
4, 2006; final performance, Sunday, December 31, 2006.
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm
and 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.
Saturday, November 11, no 3:00pm performance
Sunday, November 12, no 2:00pm performance
Saturday, November 18, no 3:00pm performance
Monday, November 20, added performance at 8:00pm
Thursday, November 23, no performance (Thanksgiving)
Saturday, December 2, no 3:00pm performance
Monday, December 4, added performance at 7:00pm (Opening Night)
Tuesday, December 5, no performance
Saturday, December 16, no 3:00pm performance
Wednesday, December 20, added performance at 2:00pm
Sunday, December 24, no 7:00pm performance
Wednesday, December 27, added performance at 2:00pm
Sunday, December 31, no 7:00pm performance
Wednesday, November 15, 6:00pm pre-performance dialogue with Martha
Tuesday, November 21, post-performance
Wednesday, November 29, post-performance
Tuesday, December 12, post-performance
approximately one hour and 20 minutes with no intermission
Martha Clarke, a founding member of Pilobolus Dance
Theatre and Crowsnest, has choreographed for the Nederlans Dans Theater,
the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Rambert Dance Company and
The Martha Graham Company, among many others. As a director Ms. Clarke’s
many original productions include The Garden of Earthly Delights,
Vienna: Lusthaus, Miracolo d’amore, Endangered Species, An Uncertain
Hour, The Hunger Artist, and Vers la flamme. She directed the premiere
of Christopher Hampton’s Alice’s Adventures Underground
at the Royal National Theatre in London. In opera Ms. Clarke has directed
The Magic Flute for the Glimmerglass Opera and the Canadian
Opera Company, Cosi fan tutte for Glimmerglass, Tan Dun’s
Marco Polo for the Munich Biennale, the Hong Kong Festival
and the New York City Opera, and Gluck’s Orfeo and Euridice
for the English National Opera and the New York City Opera. She recently
directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the American Repertory
Theatre and a new music/theatre work, Belle Epoque, based on
the life of Toulouse Lautrec at Lincoln Center Theater. Future work
includes a new collaboration with Alfred Uhry for Lincoln Center Theater.
Ms. Clarke is the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” Award
and grants from the NEA and Guggenheim Foundation.
Frank Pugliese is a graduate of Cornell University
where he won the Forbes Herman award for playwriting and was Artistic
Director of the Whistling Shrimp Theatre Co. He received his MFA from
the NYU Dramatic Writing Program, where he was named "Graduate
Student of the Year," and was NYU's playwright in residence at
the Royal Court in London. Mr. Pugliese was honored by New York University's
Tisch School of the Arts fifteenth anniversary as an outstanding alumni
in the field. He is a proud member of Naked Angels, Drama Dept., and
is co-founder of both The Writer's Group and The Screenwriter's Collective.
He is also a consultant for the Cherry Lane/Alternative Mentor program
for young playwrights and currently sits on the artistic committee for
Naked Angels. Mr. Pugliese teaches screenwriting and playwriting at
Columbia University and in the Graduate Playwriting program at The New
School. A collection of his plays was published by Broadway Play Publishing
in 2001. Plays include: Aven'U Boys (Obie Award), The King
of Connecticut, The Talk, The Alarm, Matty's Place, The Summer Winds,
"Hope" is the Thing with Feathers and The Talk.
Screenplays include: Aven' U Boys, 29th Street, Born to Run, Dion,
Infamous, Shot in the Heart and Italian.
Giovanni Papotto is the author of POINTLESS
(in development, in collaboration with Brian Greene, Columbia University),
a play on string theory in Physics (Teatro Metastasio, Italy and Teatro
Nacional, Portugal), SHOOT OUT, A EST (Teatro Mercadante, Italy),
OUT OF JOINT (with Enrico Grezzi, RAI Radio 3 Italy). Also
author of radiodramas and documentaries for the Italian national radio
broadcaster RAI. Assistant director to Luca Ronconi for the SILENCE
OF COMMUNISTS in the framework of “Domani”, the cultural
Programme of the Winter Olympics in Torino 2006. Has worked as assistant
director in Russia (Baltiski Dom, St. Petersburg) and Germany (Zimmertheater,
support for the development and production of KAOS
has been provided by The Tony Randall Theatrical Fund.
thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for supporting international
New York Theatre Workshop.
Travel support for KAOS has been provided by Alitalia
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