-  the invention of language-

 

 

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conceived & directed by

  • JOHN GILKEY

 

written & performed by :

  • Max Baumgarten
  • Tim Reid
  • Eli Weinberg

 

additional performances created and performed by :

  • Danielle Agami
  • Ian Bratschie
  • Chad Damiani
  • Wesley Doloris
  • Kevin Krieger
  • John Norris
  • Katie Orr
  • Gemma Soldati
  • Tyler Watson
  • John Wyatt

 

music by :

  • Phil Stancil
 

A circus at whose core is a philosophical inquiry into nonsense and whose interrupting acts look for humor in the vulgar and mundane.

The truth we find somewhere between an unobtainable coherence, and an always available fragmentary incoherence. In the attempts, the failure and success of communication, are a thousand thoughts, profound and mundane, which are rarely traced further than their inception.

We find the structure of language, our experience and reason for it, in both the high aspiration of thought, and the familiar, minute to minute experience of language as a condition of subjectivity. It gives permission to find meaning in nonsense, and that nonsense is often the place where sense begins, and opens the door to an unhinged expression.


PRODUCTION HISTORY

June 14TH, 2015 – The Clubhouse (original idea with Max, Tim, and Eli)

April 1 & 2, 2016 – Highways ~ SANTA MONICA