(Orgueil, Poursuite, et Décapitation)
by Marion Aubert
Translated by Kimberly Jannarone and Erik Butler
Directed by Carey Perloff
Saturday, May 26th, 8pm @ Z Space
Featuring…Rebekah Brockman, Dan Clegg*, Alex Crowther, Jason Frank*, Lorri Holt*, Jessica Kitchens*, Sharon Lockwood*, and Gary S. Martinez*
…a ferocious and unsparing comedy in which a mad playwright conjures up a whirlwind of hilarious unhinged scenes in lurid color to depict the everyday insanity of our world…
Under the cover of one of her many aliases—”M. Auberte the Mad”—the author takes the stage and conjures up a whirlwind of unhinged scenes in lurid color. This ferocious and unsparing comedy about power relations presents some thirty characters at the dinner table, in the bedroom, and in the boardroom—at work and at play, but always in trouble. Witness domestic drama, national scandal, and capital crimes—in a word, the everyday insanity of the world we live in.
is a founding member of Tire pas la nappe Theatre Company, along with Capucine Ducastelle and Marion Guerrero. Some of her plays include: Saga des habitants du Val de Moldavie, Conseils pour une jeune épouse / Advice to a young bride (ou préparation collective à la vie conjugale, bilingual play), Orgueil, poursuite et décapitation (comédie hystérique et familiale), Phaéton, Les Aventures de Nathalie Nicole Nicole, and Les Histrions.
Her writings have been translated into numerous languages and presented internationally. Orgueil, poursuite, et décapitation was staged in November 2010 at the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in Germany, by Christopher Haninge. It will also be presented in Prague in December 2011. Public readings of Les Aventures de Natalie Nicole Nicole have been programmed at the festival of Saarbrücken in Germany, at the Paris Calling festival in London’s Hampstead Theatre, at Theatrum Mundi festival in Prague, as well as the Teatro Eliseo in Rome during the festival Face to Face.
She participated in residencies at the Chartreuse of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, the Festival of Francophone Theatre Limousin, the Théâtre de la Tête Noire, the Library of Saint-Herblain, and the Royal Court in London.
Besides her own company, she has worked with : Pierre Guillois (The slab of deer / 2011 at the Theatre of the People of Bussang); The Préau de Vire Centre Dramatique Régional (The Orphans, directed by Johanny Bert) William Delaveau, Babette Masson, the Theatre du Rond Point, the Comédie Française, Philippe Delaigue, Philippe Goudard, Charles Dullin school… She is currently working with choreographer Marion Levy, on an adaptation of the tale of the three little pigs called In the belly of the wolf.
Marion Aubert is a member of the editorial board of the Theatre du Rond-Point, and a founding member of the Cooperative d’Ecriture.
is the author of Artaud and His Doubles (University of Michigan Press, 2010). Jannarone is Associate Professor of Theater Arts at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama. She has published essays and reviews on experimental performance in Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, French Forum, Modernism/Modernity, TDR, New Theatre Quarterly, and chapters in The Exquisite Corpse: Collaboration, Creativity, and the World’s Most Popular Parlor Game (University of Nebraska Press, 2009) and Avant-Garde Performance and Material Exchange (Palgrave, 2011). For essays she wrote on Artaud, she received the 2006 Gerald Kahan Scholar’s Prize and the Honorable Mention for the 2009 ASTR Essay Prize, both awarded by the American Society for Theatre Research. She has acted in, dramaturged, and directed works by Beckett, Fornes, Churchill, Stein, Pinter, Shakespeare, and numerous original works, including devised work and an upcoming Peer Gynt (2013). She is currently editing Vanguards of the Right, a book on avant-garde performance and right-wing regimes. She recently was a Camargo Fellow in Cassis, France, working on her next book, The Crowd in the Theater.
is the author of two works of cultural history, Metamorphoses of the Vampire and The Bellum Grammaticale and the Rise of European Literature. He is the translator of Regrowth: Seven Tales of Jewish Life Before, During, and After Nazi Occupation by Yiddish Symbolist Der Nister. He lives in San Francisco.
Marion Aubert Headshot by Rozenn Quéré