May - June 2002


New York City

CREATED AND DIRECTED BYIldiko Nemeth & Jessica Sofia Mitrani
PROJECTION DESIGN BYLaia Cabrera & Maria Litvan

Ildiko Nemeth

Bahar Kerimoglu

Gina Ahn

Luca Foggiano

Markus Hirnigel

Michael Dulev

Tchera Niyego

Theodora P. Loukas

Uzay Tumer

Viviana Parra

Come & Go

Two original dramaticules followed by Samuel Beckett’s Come & Go

Part I Links and Departures
Inspired by On The Mountain by Thomas Bernhard and Notes On The Melody Of Things by Rainer Maria Rilke

We in the foreground are like figures in a landscape. Wishful dreamers. Unaware that the bridges that lead us toward each other are not in us, but behind us. Far away in that lit background is where our fulfillment happens. That is where everything plays out, the events of which we are just a shadow. The background is were we meet and say goodbye. That is where our consolation and our sorrow lie. That is were we Exist, while we Come and Go in the foreground.

Part II Encounters and Fumbles

Inspired by The Great City Of Chloe by Italo Calvino

In Chloe, a great city, the people who move through the streets are all strangers. At each encounter, they imagine a thousand things about one another: meetings, which could take place between them, conversations, surprises, caresses, bites. But no one greets anyone: eyes lock for a second, then dart away, seeking other eyes, never stopping.

And in fact this is how it happens. Through words and gestures they try to reach one and other. They contort their arms because their motions are too small. Extreme efforts are made to throw their phrases, but they are clumsy and still cannot catch ball. This is how time passes by, bending and searching, just like in life.

Part III Come & Go

A short play by Samuel Beckett

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