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Daniel Pettrow
The Sea Museum
Le Musée de la mer

Saturday September 18, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
3pm

Site-specific Location
Co-presented with Performance Space 122
In collaboration with artists from Bluemouth Inc.

   
 
 

Two site-specific performances, Hetero, and The Sea Museum
(Le Musée de la mer)
, will kick off a new partnership with the Centre Dramatique National (CDN) in Orléans directed by Arthur Nauzyciel. This collaboration, in association with Performance Space 122, will create a new platform to present vibrant contemporary French playwrights in New York. This year, the first plays by renowned CDN associated writers Denis Lachaud and Marie Darrieussecq will be featured.

The Sea Museum (Le Musée de la mer), written by Darrieussecq, will be directed by Daniel Pettrow of the Wooster Group, an actor who is familiar with Nauzyciel’s works. In this piece, a family flees their war-torn town, finding refuge in a dilapidated marine life museum with a couple and a bizarre creature named Bella.

The piece will be presented in Brooklyn’s abandoned Atlantic Avenue Tunnel—the oldest subway tunnel in the world. Don’t miss this rare and unique opportunity to experience this spectacular space.

Please Note! Audience members are asked to wear sneakers or boots (no high heeled shoes), and to bring a flashlight and a sweater. The public will climb down a manhole and walk on uneven ground. Please make sure you are capable of such activity.

In English.

Marie Darrieussecq, The Sea Museum, Writer
Writer, former student at École Normale Supérieure. Truismes (pig tales), Naissance Des Fantômes (my phantom husband), Le Mal de Mer (breathing under water), Précisions Sur Les Vagues (Clarifications on the Waves), Bref Séjour Chez Les Vivants (a brief stay with the living), Le Bébé (The baby), White, Le Pays (The country), Zoo, Tom Est Mort (Tom is Dead) are all published by P.O.L. Claire Dans La Forêt (2004) was published at Éditions Des Femmes. She writes for artists like Annette Messager, Louise Bourgeois or Jürgen Teller. She is also a psychoanalyst. The translation of Sea Museum is Marie Darrieussecq's first work for the theatre.A staged reading of her novel Tom is Dead was directed by Arthur Nauzyciel at the 2007 Avignon Festival. She wrote her first play for him. It was premiered at the National Theatre of Iceland (Reykjavik) in March 2009.

Daniel Pettrow, The Sea Museum, Director
American Daniel Pettrow has acted in more than fifty-five stage productions, both in national and international theaters. As a member of the Wooster Group in New York, where he appeared in Hamlet, Daniel Pettrow has worked on a number of collaborations with French directors, including Arthur Nauzyciel, Artistic Director of the National Theater of Orleans, - he performed in Black Battles with Dogs and Roberto Zucco, both by Bernard-Marie Koltès, as well as in Julius Caesar, at present on tour in France - and the German director Walter Asmus playing Lucky in Waiting for Godot. In 1996, he also co-founded an alternative arts center in Atlanta called The Ballroom Studios, which is mainly involved with theater arts and the visual arts. He has also performed on the silver screen, in such films as Cult of Sincerity, The Last Adam and Kathy T. Getting Better, and on TV in Goodbeats and Roadtrip.

 

Venue
Atlantic Avenue Tunnel
Court St. & Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Further details and instructions upon reservation

Subway
F or G to Bergen St.;
2, 3, 4, 5, M, or R to Borough Hall-Court St;
A or C to Jay St.-Borough Hall

Related Event
Arthur Nauzyciel
Hetero
Sat–Tue, Sept 11–14 at 7:30pm
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Supported in part by Etant donnés; The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a Program of FACE; and Culturesfrance.

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Daniel Pettrow:
The Sea Museum
Sept 18 & 19

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