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

András Visky's Disciples
András Visky's Disciples

The Final moment when they remember The Last Supper and are finally saved.

Remembering Golgatha
Remembering Golgatha

The Disciples have flawed memories from the trauma of their experience, and are attempting to recreate the moment of crucifixion

Disciples playing Godot
Disciples playing Godot

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.

Disciples telling of gulag
Disciples telling of gulag

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

The silent disciple
The silent disciple

He creates his own language of gesture and tells his stories through his body.

Thomas the doubter
Thomas the doubter

When Thomas enters, they fear he is an imposter and attempt to kill him.

Gathering for oral story
Gathering for oral story

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.

The costumes are gulag
The costumes are gulag

Uniforms that each actor wore throughout the process to make them look more and more like prison or gulag garb

In fear, they seek comfort
In fear, they seek comfort

These Disciples do not know compassion because fear and survival has overtaken them. When they try, it is awkward.

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