Source Material’s staging of King Lear is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare’s original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material’s King Lear elevates the disenfranchised characters, who attempt to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dream escape. King Lear premiered April 11th-13th, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, at the Bootleg Theater.
SEPTEMBER 26TH - OCTOBER 6TH, 2019
HERE ARTS, NEW YORK, NY
MAY 7TH-17TH, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
PRESS FOR KING LEAR:
Directed by Samantha Shay /// Original by Nini Julia Bang, Sophie Netanel, and Bob Wicks /// Scenic Design by Melanie Waingarten /// Lighting Design by Christine Ferriter /// Costume Design by Angela Trivino /// Original music by Jófríður Ákadóttir, Paul Evans, Áslaug Magnúsdóttir & Steve Nalepa /// Performed by Nini Julia Bang, Ditte Berkeley, Annemarie Debruijn, Annelise Lawson, and Bob Wicks ///