Nature Theater of Oklahoma
Life and Times - Episodes 4.5 - 5 - 6

Theater / Premiere


Talk nach der Vorstellung am Fr 3.10.
Ab 16 Jahren
In englischer Sprache
Kelly Copper & Pavol Liska berichten auch für die
Randnotizen 2014
Episode 6
Mit Gesprächen von Ilan Bachrach, Elisabeth Conner, Gabel Eiben, Daniel Gower, Anne Gridley, Robert M. Johanson, Matthew Korahats, Julie LaMendola, Alison Wetsgall & Kristin Worrall


Production specifics

Episodes 4.5 & 5

Produktion Nature Theater of Oklahoma

Koproduktion steirischer herbst, Berliner Festspiele/ Foreign Affairs, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Norfolk & Norwich Festival & French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) als Teil vom Crossing the Line Festival 2013

Episode 6

Produktion Nature Theater of Oklahoma & steirischer herbst

Koproduktion Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

Gefördert durch Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Residenzen bei Berliner Festspiele/ Foreign Affairs & HAU Hebbell am Ufer

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma is one of the best-known New York off-off-off-Broadway troupes. Over the last six years they have focused on an ambitious project: “Life and Times”, a multi-part series of performances based on the life story of an ensemble member recounted during a sixteen-hour telephone call. In 2007 and 2008 – that is, before “Life and Times” and at the start of their international career – the Nature Theater of Oklahoma performed their pieces “No Dice” and “Poetics: A Ballet Brut” at steirischer herbst.

The company is now returning not only with “Life and Times – Episode 6”, but will also be staging episodes 4.5 and 5. Episode 4.5 is an animation film with every single image hand drawn and accompanied by orchestral music. The focus of the episode 5 performance is on an elaborate illuminated manuscript and live music. Episode 6 constitutes a turning point in the life story recounted so far and a moment of self-reflection. The transcripted interviews are once again the starting material for a show in which the group reflect on their private lives and on the experience of making live performances.

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma has thus recorded what each member has made of his or her life. And it takes stock: were the last six years profitable? What was sacrificed? What damage was done? What comes next? Episode 6 is based on conversations over the last two years while the group was on tour with “Life and Times”. The premiere in Graz – a performative family constellation that is as bizarre and chaotic as life itself.

Regie: Pavol Liska
Konzept / Idee: Pavol Liska
Regie: Kelly Copper
Konzept / Idee: Kelly Copper
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Peter Nigrini
Musik: Daniel Gower
Musik: Robert M. Johanson
Musik: Lumberob
Musikerin / Musiker: Daniel Gower
Musikerin / Musiker: Kristin Worrall
Sängerin / Sänger: Julie LaMendola
Sängerin / Sänger: Robert M. Johanson
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Ilan Bachrach
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Elisabeth Conner
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Gabel Eiben
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Robert M. Johanson
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Kristin Worrall
Künstlerin / Künstler / Gruppe: Nature Theater of Oklahoma