Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play With Music

 Life? Or Theatre? is the name that Berlin born Jewish artist Charlotte Salomon gave to a sequence of nearly 800 gouaches accompanied by text and musical references that she produced between 1940 and 1942. Before her deportation to Auschwitz at age 26, she handed the work to a local physician, with the message: “Take good care of this… it is my whole life.“ Miraculously, her extraordinary magnum opus survived.

Charlotte was a playwright without a stage, a graphic novelist before such a thing existed, a young woman struggling to claim her voice and affirm her existence. Through painting, text and music, she chronicled the inner life of a young woman coming of age during the rise of Nazism and under the shadow of family tragedies.

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music is a multi-national collaboration with a core creative team from Canada, UK, and Czech Republic, plus seven actor-singers and three musician-performers. The essential quality of our “singspiel” is the total synchronicity of word, image, and music. We propose an art installation, inspired by Charlotte and inhabited by performers. It is conceived as a through music/theatre piece, each moment flowing into the next without any breaks, much like the waves of the sea in the final images of Charlotte’s Life? Or Theatre? 

LUMINATO presents:

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play With Music
A Theaturtle Work-In-Progress Production
Libretto by Alon Nashman, Music by Aleš Březina

June 16-18, 2017
Theatre Centre, Toronto

CAST
Thom Allison, Ariana Chris, Adanya Dunn, Derek Kwan, Kelly Mccormack, Alon Nashman, Xin Wang

MUSICIANS
Peter Tiefenbach, Lori Freedman, Erika Nielsen, Ben Promane

DIRECTOR/SCENOGRAPHER
Pamela Howard

 MUSIC DIRECTOR
Peter Tiefenbach

 STAGE MANAGER
Andrea Baggs

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World Stage Design 2017 presents:

Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play With Music
A Theaturtle Production
Libretto by Alon Nashman, Music by Aleš Březina

July 1-2, 2017
Experimental Theater, Taipei National University of the Arts

CAST
Thom Allison, Ariana Chris, Adanya Dunn, Derek Kwan, Kelly Mccormack, Alon Nashman, Xin Wang

MUSICIANS
Peter Tiefenbach, Lori Freedman, Erika Nielsen, Ben Promane

DIRECTOR/SCENOGRAPHER
Pamela Howard

 MUSIC DIRECTOR
Peter Tiefenbach

 STAGE MANAGER
Andrea Baggs

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