“Nemeth creates experiences that mix theater, dance, cabaret, and performance art. She has an absurdist’s view of life and the world that produces surprising juxtapositions of beauty and ugliness, and comedy and horror.”
By Ed Malin, NYTheatre.com
Jollification | Mortification invites characters from previous New Stage productions to join in a playful night that continues the provocative, expansive conversation on modernity, mortality, morality and the self that New Stage has established with its audience over the past ten years. Taking a tragicomic perspective on what it means to be true to the self, and what the consequences of such honesty can be, New Stage shows have examined in various ways the feelings of shame, doubt, and exhilaration that come with running afoul of norms and expectations. This performance juxtaposes moments from those shows to illuminate anew the questions most central to New Stage’s work.