C H A T T E R M A R K S
January 12 - 22, 2020 // Theatre La Chapelle
Under the force of glaciers, boulders strike bedrock and carve crescent grooves marking their struggle. Similarly, the forces of history and memory collide in moments of strife and war, gouging their own scars: chattermarks. Chattermarks inhabits the necessary reckoning within a post-conflict landscape. When questions of “What do I make for lunch?” are as insurmountable as “How do we memorialize our pain?”-- when friends who are enemies are friends once more -- where peace is an arbitrary dike, leaking and threatening to burst -- how does a community, and an individual continue? Invigorating theatre with the operatic play of monuments, we find the tragic, comic, and the sensual hidden in this tenuous moment of agreement. In the wastes, the porous boundaries of war and the complex process of recovery.
In partnership with Wild Side Festival of Centaur Theatre