Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature

September 30 – October 4, 2014

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Astronauts, Bolsheviks, and middle-American families mingle on a stage littered with lawn chairs, telephones, fur coats, and pistols in this collision of early-20th-century Moscow, midcentury Paris, and late-20th-century Houston. Big Dance Theater directors Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar sample fragments of iconic film scripts and novels, divorced from their narrative contexts, to create a kinetic collage of political rhetoric, pathos, paranoia, and suburban love. With a titular nod to the Hollywood pseudonym for directors who disavow their work after creative interference, Alan Smithee Directed This Play: Triple Feature contemplates the slippery nature of creative control, history, its fictions, and the inextricable link between the personal and the historical.
Identifier 2014f.00035
Season Fall 2014
VenueBAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
choreographerAnnie-B Parson
costume designerOana Botez-Ban
musical directorChris Giarmo
set designer/decorJoanne Howard
sound designerTei Blow
video artistJeff Larson