Theater Mitu’s new interdisciplinary piece interjects interviews with found text, technology, and image in its exploration of the subject of war. It asks: what should we fight for and why? More…
Over the past three years, in an attempt to understand this exact question, Theater Mitu has gathered hours of interviews with a range of communities worldwide: current and past members of military forces; citizens who have been directly affected by war; people diagnosed with terminal illness and their families; doctors, nurses, police, spiritual leaders, scholars, teachers, mental health professionals, and artists. As they touch upon, come to the edge of, and often confront death, each interview becomes a portrait of what is left behind — a remnant.
See it if you like innovative theater that plays with the boundaries of the form.
Don't see it if you do not like theater pieces that mix media or juxtapose a lot of small fragments.
See it if you are open to new, multimedia theater with fragmented sets, actors and stories touched off by "remnant" memories collected. Interesting+.
Don't see it if you do not want to be exposed to verbal and visual blasts on the themes of war, death and time or if you want a linear production.
See it if non-linear, experimental, multimedia, explorations of death make you happy. Remarkable combination of quotations, singing, dancing etc.
Don't see it if you expect a play. No characters, no plot, not even permanent seating. Audience moves between 3 banks of seats at 30 minute intervals.
See it if You are interested in different modes of theatrical presentation. You like shows with a lot of vague and confusing emotion.
Don't see it if You're interested in seeing a story with a clear plot.
See it if You enjoy form-defying theatre mixed with performance art touching on life, death, and war.
Don't see it if You want something easy to digest. You dislike experimental performance. You crave narrative.
See it if You would like to experience a new theater space (and for me, walking distance) in Gowanus.
Don't see it if You are expecting what is promised. You get lots of technology, and some technique, lots of artistic folk yielding unmoving empty images.
See it if you want to see a fast moving challenging play. Unusually staged and interesting throughout.
Don't see it if you want to see a play with normal play structure. The absurdist nature of the play may turn some theatergoers off.
See it if you want to support a worthy company in large new digs. The ensemble-created work is wide-ranging & accomplished yet not all that impactful.
Don't see it if you want plot, 3 dimensional characters, dialogue or if you don’t want to listen to a show via headphones.
See it if you enjoy non-linear work that makes you sit up and engage with it. you enjoy non-traditional seating/performance styles
Don't see it if you require a firm narrative thread, you dislike ambiguity in experience and theme, you don't enjoy experimental work.
See it if you want to see truly innovative performance strategies. If you want for once to go to a play where the average audience age is not AARP.
Don't see it if You need traditional theater mechanics.
See it if You want to see a company truly push the form of interdisciplinary theatre & design, sound & mixed media, all while tackling truth.
Don't see it if You prefer the "conventionally created" form of theatre.
See it if You want to see something that doesn't really feel like theater, or if you want to feel particularly "artsy" and "hip".
Don't see it if You're looking for a diverse cast or if you don't want to get out of your seat multiple times or you actually want to see theater.
See it if The subject matter of hurt and loss is something you are willing to dwell on, when you like shows that go beneath the surface.
Don't see it if you need a well-made play to be able to relate to complicated subjects.
See it if interested in different kinds of theatre, especially if you like multimedia. There are interesting thoughts on death. Some funny moments.
Don't see it if You want a complete story arc that fully ties together, you hate projections, you hate wearing headphones.
See it if You enjoy ensemble based theatre that utilizes Multi-media, non traditional staging and unconventional storytelling.
Don't see it if You prefer more conventional theatre that doesn’t attempt to tackle grand issues/concepts. Or you don’t like having to move during the show.
See it if You want to see something indescribable. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. I can’t get over it. So beautiful.
Don't see it if You only like conventional theater. In this you’ll move around to different sections and watch the show with headphones
See it if You are interested in avante-garde work that is heavily mediated by technology.
Don't see it if You want to have a shared experience with the rest of the audience or are easily distracted.