Nature Theater of Oklahoma
No Dice

Theater / Premiere in German-speaking countries


In englischer Sprache
Talk im Anschluss an die 2. Vorstellung

The Theatre / Karmeliterplatz

Production specifics

Produktion Soho Rep’s Phase II Program in einer Residenz von Downtown Art

“Come for the magic, don’t just stay for the sandwiches” – The New York off-off-Broadway company Nature Theater of Oklahoma effortlessly swing between transcendental heights and remarkably ridiculous depths in their entertaining three-and-a-half-hour version of the legendary, originally eleven-hour melodramatic spectacle “No Dice”.

“No Dice” is rooted rather unusually in the tradition of epic storytelling: There is no written script, instead, the company headed by multi-talented young theatre-makers Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska works from models of early performance and heroic sagas such as “The Odyssey” and “1001 Nights”. The elusive narrative thread is based on more than one hundred hours of recorded phone conversations discussing the last issues of art, religion and work as well as more personal concerns: “Should I maybe stop drinking?”, “Am I going to get fired?”, and “How can we get to that big Hollywood money?”

The text material – that is played to the performers in ever-changing compositions through headphones – is confronted with dialogues from an amateur dinner theatre, thus becoming a rather consciousness-changing theatre experience. For while the actors slave away to transform the material of their own lives into art, the façade of cheap theatricality crumbles around them. Will they pull it off? “No Dice” is a truly devilish performance that stretches the endurance of actor and audience alike.

Regie: Kelly Copper
Regie: Pavol Liska
Konzept / Idee: Kelly Copper
Konzept / Idee: Pavol Liska
Musik: Kristin Worrall
Musik: Fletcher Liegerot
Musik: Robert Erickson
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Peter Nigrini
Produktion: Kell Kondon
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Anne Gridley
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Robert M. Johanson
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Fletcher Liegerot
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Zachary Oberzan
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Kristin Worrall
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Marc Dale
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Anne Gridley
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Teresa Gridley
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Robert M. Johanson
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Jo Liegerot
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Zachary Oberzan
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Adam Tsekman
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Vizinova Katarina
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Kristin Worrall
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Nature Theater of Oklahoma