About To Have Done With

Using theatre exercises and montage, the creative team and cast will participate in crafting their work into a coherent piece of performance art. Exploring movement and poetry opens a world of theatrical possibilities different from what most people are used to thinking of as theatre.

Note from the Director

The title comes from one of the poems the team is using, “To have done with the Judgement of God” by French playwright Antonin Artaud. Active in the 1920s, Artaud has proven to be very influential in avant-garde theatre circles. Artaud was a proponent of ritual, movement, music, and of creating sensual experiences that moved the audience. “Another break from usual theatre practices,” that Jaffe explained, “is that we are not performing in the theatre. Instead, we will be out on campus doing the show in different locations each night.”