Wooster Group: A Pink Chair
About Wooster Group: A Pink Chair
“Exquisite … full magic.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
In A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the Wooster Group takes on one of the greatest figures in the 20th-century avant-garde theater: the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). The title comes from one of Kantor’s manifestos. It describes a theater that gives the simplest, everyday objects – chairs – hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory.
The Wooster Group, an internationally acclaimed ensemble of artists who make original work for the theater, is widely known for experimentation and the synthesis of multiple art forms. Founded in 1975, the Group has continually created new landmarks in experimental theater. A PINK CHAIR features performances by the Group’s ensemble, including Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Suzzy Roche and Kate Valk.
A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique) was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it premiered at the Bard SummerScape Festival in 2017.