formerly "Two-Faced Clowns"
a paratheatre lab directed by Antero Alli
September 18 through December 19, 2005
Sunday and Monday Nights, 7:30pm to 10:30pm, Berkeley
ANTERO ALLI, ROBIN COOMER, NICK WALKER, JOJO RAZOR,
BRENDAN RANDOM RAVEN, MATTHEW PURDON, WENDY VASTINE,
PARADOX POLLACK, BRIAN LIVINGSTON, KATE GIBSON, LINDA ROSE
lab was dedicated
to the exposure and excavation of personal
social hypocrisies as vital resources for developing forceful comic characters
entangled in farce and satirical posturing. This theme has come to me through
an emerging and consistent impression of unchecked hypocrisy, within myself,
in those around me and the society at large, that impedes honest perception,
action and relating. By exposing and embodying these tendencies, in all their
intrinsic hilarity and horror, I hope to touch an active nerve in ourselves and
then, in one another. This will be the experiment, the process and the goal.
- Antero Alli, director
Note: halfway through this lab, the group underwent a crisis
that inhibited the pursuit of a public performance of this lab.
For director's notes and explanations, click this, or go to