night and day

Night and Day are part of acclaimed playwright and author Charles Mee’s the(re)making project. Declaring “there is no such thing as an original play,” Mee uses past stories combined with new text in a radical reconstruction that brings together both history and current culture. His works are freely shared on the Internet for companies to use, prompting NPR to call him the “Public Domain Playwright” in 2000.

Night, based on the tragedy Thyestes by Seneca, is a dark tale of twin rivalry, revenge, and darkness. In contrast, Day is a love story taken from Daphnis and Chloeby the Greek poet Longus. Classical drama and contemporary self-indulgence are side by side in these two dance theatre works that scrape away the veneer that denies our savage nature.

Directing: Malcolm Tulip and Dominika Knapik
Choreography: Dominika Knapik
Set design: Vince Mountain
Light design: Wolfgang Macher
Music live: Cy Tulip
Costumes: Christianne Myers
Dramaturgy: Teresa Kovacks and Patrycja Kowańska.
Cast: Sam Dubin, Daniel Flick, Chardanae Jameson, Wojciech Kaluza, Przemyslaw Kowalski, Amanda Kuo, Liam Loomer, Christiana Moyle, Kathleen Taylor, and Malgorzata Walenda Students of University of Michigan (School of Music, Theater and Dance and AST Kraków).

Premiere: 04.10.2018

Photos: Wolfgang Macher