Disciples by András Visky
Set between Christ's Crucifixion and resurrection, András Visky's play explores the dramaturgy of gulag. The Disciples, in fear and waiting, tell stories to heal themselves and make sense of the mess they find themselves in, without a messiah.
Scenic and lighting design by David Leugs
Costumes by Heather Brown
The Final moment when they remember The Last Supper and are finally saved.
The Disciples have flawed memories from the trauma of their experience, and are attempting to recreate the moment of crucifixion
In an attempt to understand why they are waiting, the Disciples perform a scene from Waiting for Godot....the scene about the two thieves and Christ on the cross.
Because this play comes out of Romania, the playwright Visky uses stories of gulag to explain existence. During this play, they tell many stories of gulag
He creates his own language of gesture and tells his stories through his body.
When Thomas enters, they fear he is an imposter and attempt to kill him.
This play emphasizes oral storytelling as a means of communal healing. Each character tells a story either from scripture, from gulag, from existential theatre, or a combination.
Uniforms that each actor wore throughout the process to make them look more and more like prison or gulag garb
These Disciples do not know compassion because fear and survival has overtaken them. When they try, it is awkward.