“When Sarah Michelson is on, her work brooks no resistance. There is an inevitability to it, and a relentlessness, from which you do not, cannot, look away.” —New York Times
“[Maxwell is] one of the few uncompromisingly original new voices in American theater, with short, monotonal plays that found the poetry in everyday banality and the numbness in sensational violence.” —New York Times
Choreographer Sarah Michelson and playwright/director Richard Maxwell are both known for strangely transfixing, fiercely uncompromising productions that can’t happen anywhere except live onstage. While Michelson is acclaimed for visually striking, expansive spectacles such as Daylight (For Minneapolis)—a Walker premiere in 2005—the aesthetic and language in Maxwell’s plays range from profound to deceptively simple. The pair brings their seemingly divergent visions to a story ballet written by Maxwell, which inspired Michelson to create this new work for her company of dancers and Maxwell’s veteran actor/performers.
Copresented with the National Performance Network (NPN).