Artificial snow and imagined Eskimos. Part musical, part B-grade incest porn. A dark comedy for the end of the world.
kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKts returns to the U.S. this summer to premiere our new play Arctic Hysteria. We are thrilled to air this frosty, glittery new international work for you, but we need your help in the final push to make it happen.
Set in a kingdom of artificial snow and imagined Eskimos, Arctic Hysteria follows an aging warlord as she attempts to pass on an unwanted kingdom of ice to three ungrateful daughters. In the process she descends into madness, taking her children and the play with her. A dark comedy for the end of the world, Arctic Hysteria is performed bilingually in German and English, with stunning visuals, a full surround sound installation and crisp, stylish movement sequences. Part musical, part B-grade incest porn, part disastrous sparkle pop music video, it is an experience not to be missed.
This is kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS’ fourth production with playwright Abi Basch since its founding in 2005. Past works have been produced internationally by companies and festivals such as the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator in New York, Intransitos Gallery in Berlin, Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok and the Theater Without Stages Festival in St. Petersburg. The company received an Austin Critics Table Award and a B. Iden Payne Award for fEaR oF a FüHrEr, “Must See” status from the Hildesheimer Allgemeine newspaper for Preservation, and praise for Foreign C. from Time Out New York, which likened the actors to “Wim Wenders angels.”
Arctic Hysteria brings kInDeRdEuTsCh together with a remarkable team of international artists: from Denmark, director Else Marie Laukvik (Eugenio Barba’s Odin Theater, www.odinteatret.dk); from Germany, actors Thorsten Bihegue and Stefanie Fiedler (Stadttheater Giessen, Theaterhaus Hildesheim, Theater Rudolstadt); from Russia, costume designer Irina Kruzhilina (Mabou Mines, Prague National Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, www.irinakruzhilina.com); from the UK, set designer Sue Rees (Mass MoCa, Culture Project, Flea Theatre, Kadmus Theatre Poland, MoMa Dublin, www.suerees.org) and actor Lindsey Murray (British Equity, Berkeley Rep, TheatreFirst, NCTC); from the former Yugoslavia, dramaturg Duca Knezevic (Dah Teatar, BITEF Festival, Playwrights Foundation); from San Francisco, playwright Abi Basch (Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships, Fulbright and Humboldt Fellowships, Salvage Vanguard Theater, Estonian National Ballet, www.abibasch.com) and actor Molly Shaiken (Theatre Rhinoceros, Upon These Boards, Synchronicity Performance Group); and from New York City, lighting designer Marnie Cumings (The Ohio, The Kitchen, Lava, Japan Society) and composer Paula Matthusen (Fulbright and MacCracken Fellowships, MacDowell and Yaddo Residencies, Ballett Frankfurt, Bang on a Can, Object Collection, Joyce SoHo, www.paulamatthusen.com).
Thanks to our producers SNAP, a fiscally sponsored project of Intersection for the Arts, and funding from the Creative Work Fund, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and early individual donors, we ALMOST HAVE REACHED OUR PRODUCTION BUDGET GOAL! Thank you to all who have donated already.
We only have $3,500 to go to make this arctic fantasy a reality. Your contributions go directly to materials for set, costumes and sound installation – in other words, directly to the pretty.
You also get great rewards for donating! These include limited edition kInDeRdEuTsCh SWAG, signed copies of the script or Production DVD, access to observe the legendary Else Marie Laukvik at work with us, cocktails with the actors, or a personalized, wacked out kInDeRdEuTsCh-style music video made specially for you.
Please help us make this happen. We’re so close!
SNAP - Intersection for the Arts and kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS present Arctic Hysteria.
July 27 – August 4, 2012
Bindlestiff Studio, San Francisco, USA
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SNOWFLAKE SINNLOS = MENTION: Hysterical gratitude from kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS PLUS Mention in programEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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WINTER WAHNSINNIG = MENTION + HAT + MP3: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Limited edition Arctic Hysteria-themed kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS hat PLUS One mp3 track from the Arctic Hysteria original score by composer Paula Matthusen (www.paulamatthusen.com)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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IGLOO IRRE = MENTION + SCRIPT + DESIGNS: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Copy of the script signed by playwright Abi Basch (www.abibasch.com) PLUS Copy of design renderings signed by costume designer Irina Kruzhilina (www.irinakruzhilina.com) and set designer Sue Rees (www.suerees.org)Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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KAYAK KUCKUCK = MENTION + REHEARSAL: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Invitation to observe a closed rehearsal led by Odin Theater’s Else Marie Laukvik live or online via Skype or Google+ PLUS Copy of the production DVDEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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BLUBBER BESESSEN = MENTION + CREDIT + POSTER + DVD: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Co-sponsor credit (with logo and/or name appearing on the bottom or reverse side of all promotional materials including website, production postcards and DVD) PLUS Production poster or postcard signed by kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS PLUS Copy of the production DVDEstimated delivery: Sep 2012
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TUNDRA TOBSÜCHTIG = MENTION + CREDIT + BACKSTAGE BUBBLY: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Co-producer credit (with logo and/or name appearing above the title Arctic Hysteria, beneath and in a smaller font than kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS and SNAP-Intersection for the Arts, on all promotional materials including website, production postcards and DVD) PLUS Backstage tour including bubbly with kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS and collaborating artistsEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
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HARPOON HYSTERISCH = MENTION + CREDIT + MUSIC VIDEO: Everything included with Polar Plemplem PLUS Executive producer credit (with logo and/or name appearing above the title Arctic Hysteria, directly following and in equal font size to kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS and SNAP-Intersection for the Arts, on all promotional materials including website, production postcards and DVD) PLUS Thank-you music video personalized for you starring kInDerdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS and a chorus of arctic-themed stuffed animalsEstimated delivery: Sep 2012