theatre artist, scholar, educator
Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it - Augusto Boal
The Love of the Nightingale
by Timberlake Wertenbaker
Betts Theatre at George Washington University, February 20-24, 2008
The whole point of being an artist is to look beyond the received ideas and to question them.– Timberlake Wertenbaker
Why are hundreds of thousands of civilians dying in Iraq every year? Why do ten thousand families die every month as a result of the violent conflict in Darfur? Why do fully ¼ of American college women report that they have experienced rape or attempted rape?
In The Love of the Nightingale, a contemporary retelling of the Greek myth of Procne and Philomele, playwright Wertenbaker questions our present addiction to violence. She also imagines what a world beyond chronic war and revenge would look like.
The George Washington University production will feature combat and other movement choreographed by Karin Abromitis, drumming led by Eric Maring, and a set designed by M.F.A. student Andrew Karlin.