A middle-aged, middle-class woman (Polish actress Danuta Stenka) goes about her well-worn evening ritual in Franz Xaver Kroetz’s devastating, wordless 1971 experiment in hyper-realism. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #RequestConcert.
Danuta Stenka (CULTURE.pl)
Interview: Franz Xaver Kroetz (TheatreNotes)
An interview with the playwright from 2009, when he was 63. “Reality is so perverted in its unbelievable mercilessness that I as a poet become silent.”
Chapter 5: The Request Concert Project (Google Books)
An excerpt from Theatre and the World: Performance and the Politics of Culture by writer, director, and renowned critic Rustom Bharucha chronicling his nine stagings of Request Concert across Asia.
KONCERT ŻYCZEŃ - reż. Yana Ross (YouTube)Director Yana Ross discusses the production with TR Warszawa.
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