“Exquisite … full magic.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

In A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique), directed by Elizabeth LeCompte, the Wooster Group takes on one of the greatest figures in the 20th-century avant-garde theater: the iconic Polish stage director Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990). The title comes from one of Kantor’s manifestos. It describes a theater that gives the simplest, everyday objects – chairs – hallucinatory power to summon up forgotten history and memory.

The Wooster Group, an internationally acclaimed ensemble of artists who make original work for the theater, is widely known for experimentation and the synthesis of multiple art forms. Founded in 1975, the Group has continually created new landmarks in experimental theater. A PINK CHAIR features performances by the Group’s ensemble, including Zbigniew Bzymek, Enver Chakartash, Jim Fletcher, Ari Fliakos, Gareth Hobbs, Dorota Krakowska, Andrew Maillet, Erin Mullin, Suzzy Roche, Danusia Trevino, and Kate Valk.

A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique) was commissioned by the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, where it premiered at the Bard SummerScape Festival in 2017.


Recommended for ages 14+.

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Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
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Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Photo by Maria Baranova
Apr 5 to Apr 15, The Wooster Group: A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique)
Audiences @ REDCAT in LA share why they love The Wooster Group before seeing A PINK CHAIR
A PINK CHAIR – Performer Diary – Z [05.13.17]
A PINK CHAIR - performer diary - Z - May 13, 2017
A PINK CHAIR – performer diary – Z – constructive criticism [06.27.17]
A PINK CHAIR - performer diary - Z - constructive criticism - June 27, 2017
A PINK CHAIR – performer diary – Z – Performance Anxiety feat. Slo-Mo Suzzy [06.30.17]
A PINK CHAIR - performer diary - Z - Performance Anxiety feat. Slo-Mo Suzzy - June 30, 2017
A PINK CHAIR — Liz LeCompte in Tadeusz Kantor’s studio in Krakow (2013) [03.23.18]
Elizabeth LeCompte in Tadeusz Kantor's studio in Krakow
A PINK CHAIR - Liz LeCompte visits Kantor’s country house (2013) [05.17.18]
Elizabeth LeCompte visits Kantor's country house (2015)
Liz and Z visit Tadeusz Kantor’s archive in Kraków
Elizabeth LeCompte & Z visit Tadeusz Kantor's archive in Krakow
A PINK CHAIR — Dorota on the beach [04.26.18]
Dorota on the Beach
A PINK CHAIR — bio / objects [06.03.17]
A PINK CHAIR - a QUICK bio of Kantor

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