THE MAN WHO APPEAR**ED
directed by Martin Reckhaus, set/lighting/film Gary Brackett; adapted by J.P. Slote, based on a short story by Clarice Lispector.
Produced by The Living Theater, NYC
…a complex, witty interplay of reality and illusion….The setup leading to this conclusion occurs in the first, breathtaking scene. [Sheila Dabney and John Kohan] perform with riveting power. It takes one’s breath away… staples you to your seat with the raw honesty of the emotion…. The set is stunning…. It’s like being inside a poem.
Anitta Santiago, Tribes.org. 3.4.2008
SUCCESS IS A LIE
I keep looking, looking. Trying to understand. Trying to give what I have gone through to someone else, and I don’t know who, but I don’t want to be alone with that experience. I don’t know what to do with it. I’m terrified of that profound disorganization.
I’m not sure I even believe in what happened to me. Did something happen, and did I, because I didn’t know how to experience it, end up experiencing something else instead?
It’s that something that I’d like to call disorganization, and then I’d have the confidence to venture forth because I would know where to come back to that prior disorganization.
I prefer to call it disorganization because I don’t want to ground myself in what I experienced—in that grounding I would lose the world as it was for me before, and I know that I don’t have the capacity for another one.
Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H.
PH Credits: JOHN RANARD