JOANNE AKALAITIS: Bad News! I was there…

Performances begin for Joanne Akalaitis’ site-specific journey through Greek tragedy via the messenger story. Kelley is among the ensemble of actors bringing the tales to life for one weekend only at NYU Skirball, September 6-8th.

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1. JoAnne Akalaitis is beyond legendary – who else among us has gone mano a mano with Samuel Beckett and emerged triumphant?! – but she refuses to rest on any laurels, instead continuing to develop exciting new site-specific work.
2. …but don’t be intimidated. Akalaitis is committed to making theatre accessible: “Great theater cuts across gender, race, income. It speaks to everyone.”
3. This is your chance to get behind the scenes at NYU Skirball – the audience moves with the action through the lobby, dressing rooms and backstage before emerging for an onstage finale.
4. Get your polyglot on, with dialogue in English, Greek, French and German.
5. It’s a tragedy mash-up, with the greatest hits from the greatest playwrights – including excerpts from Antigone, The Bacchae, and The Persians – and translations from Anne Carson, Bertolt Brecht, and Caryl Churchill.