Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Place we Built

by Sarah Gancher

directed by Jean Randich.

In a deserted neighborhood in post-communist Budapest, young bohemians squat in an abandoned building and build a bar. Reclaiming the Jewish identity their parents’ generation abandoned after the Holocaust, they create a vibrant new subculture that combines big ideas and intense debates with wild parties. Friendships form and fray, couples recombine, people change, the neighborhood is transformed. But when authoritarianism and anti-Semitism make a surprise comeback in the country at large, will the place they built survive? A tale of friendship, idealism, and coming of age, set against the backdrop of Hungary’s current terrifying slide into dictatorship—and the global rise of right-wing populism.
Music arrangement and direction: Bruce Williamson
Designs by: 
Sue Rees (set and projections)
Olivera Gajic (costumes)
Evan Grey Caldwell (lights)
Miran Kapor (sound)
Timothy Atkinson, Larry Dembski, and Keely Durkin (puppets)

Dramaturgy by:
Rob Ascher and Soumya Rachel Shailendra
Assistant directed by:
Inas Gacanin
Stage Managed by:
Florence Gill

Live video, wireless feeds, recorded imagery, tables, chairs, bar, painted wall, graffiti, staircase, puppet booth, hanging window frames, hanging books, wooden spoons, Winnie and Tigger ( my dogs), immersive environment

May 2019
Bennington College

Thursday, May 2, 2019

April and May

Bethesda Fountain on Easter Saturday just before seeing The Lehman Trilogy

Tech of The Place we Built by Sarah Gancher – directed by Jean Randich at Bennington College

Doing the projections, live feed, set
Tigger and Winnie in character

Pansies at Clear Brook Farm – start of spring -summer – something