In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields is a modern French classic by playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) that portrays the relationship between a dealer and a client.

As directed by French director and sound artist Roland Auzet, in a new English translation by NYU’s Judith Graves Miller, the action unfolds on the steps of the Kimmel Center’s Grand Staircase as an intense transaction between conflicting desires for drugs, love, connection, and a sense of existence. In Auzet’s production furtive exchanges are overheard by audience members equipped with headphones, allowing spectators to eavesdrop on the intimate, secretive, and transgressive negotiation of the deal.

With Becca Blackwell (The Dealer) and Tory Vazquez (The Client)

U.S. Premiere

Part of the conference The Sense of Sound | October 5-8 at NYU. Information here.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation, La Muse en Circuit, Compagnie Act-Opus, and NYU-Center for French Civilization and Culture. The performances at NYU Skirball are co-sponsored by the Department of NYU Tisch Dance and the Department of NYU Steinhardt Educational Theatre.


DATES: October 5 and 8, 2017
LOCATION: NYU Skirball Center
Free with RSVP
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NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LaGuardia Place New York, NY 10012

In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields - BM Koltès at NYU Skirball

When
October 5 & 8, 2017
Where
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields is a modern French classic by playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) that portrays the relationship between a dealer and a client.

As directed by French director and sound artist Roland Auzet, in a new English translation by NYU’s Judith Graves Miller, the action unfolds on the steps of the Kimmel Center’s Grand Staircase as an intense transaction between conflicting desires for drugs, love, connection, and a sense of existence. In Auzet’s production furtive exchanges are overheard by audience members equipped with headphones, allowing spectators to eavesdrop on the intimate, secretive, and transgressive negotiation of the deal.

With Becca Blackwell (The Dealer) and Tory Vazquez (The Client)

U.S. Premiere

Part of the conference The Sense of Sound | October 5-8 at NYU. Information here.

With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation, La Muse en Circuit, Compagnie Act-Opus, and NYU-Center for French Civilization and Culture. The performances at NYU Skirball are co-sponsored by the Department of NYU Tisch Dance and the Department of NYU Steinhardt Educational Theatre.


DATES: October 5 and 8, 2017
LOCATION: NYU Skirball Center
Free with RSVP
Click here for more information
 
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