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WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT AT YALE FUNDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION


Proud to support New Haven’s rich tradition of world class arts and entertainment for over 190 years.


SEPTEMBER 23 TO 25, 2010 YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOLAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND

WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT AT YALE JOSEPH ROACH, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR EMILY COATES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PRESENT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF

Created and performed by

MARÍA JEREZ

Costume Design HANNA SJÖDIN Technical Design CUQUI JEREZ

THE CASE OF THE SPECTATOR IS PERFORMED WITHOUT INTERMISSION. THE THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND 9PM SATURDAY PERFORMANCES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK BACK WITH THE ARTISTS. Co-produced by MUGATXOAN 2004—Arteleku Gipuzkoako Foru Aldundia, Fundaçao Serralves. With the collaboration of In-Presentable 2004 and Aula de Danza Estrella Casero of the University of Alcalá de Henares.

COVER PHOTO BY GONZALO MONTÓN


WELCOME On behalf of World Performance Project at Yale and Yale Repertory Theatre, welcome to No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performances. Now in its fourth season, No Boundaries has introduced New Haven audiences to artists from as far as Poland, Kenya, the Czech Republic, Peru, the Netherlands, Colombia, and Japan, as well as from the United States. This year, we are pleased to present a season that continues to celebrate the diversity of voices and experiences worldwide. This season begins with the American premiere of The Case of the Spectator, created and performed by Spanish performance artist María Jerez. Seated in an armchair, and armed with a video camera, she invites us to watch her investigation of a series of violent crimes. Jerez’s work, which is influenced by visual and video artists, choreographers, and theatre artists, exemplifies multidisciplinary—and multicultural—performance. In February, acclaimed Austin-based theatre collective Rude Mechs will introduce us to the legendary acting guru Stella Burden and her devoted company of actors. With biting wit and surprising tenderness, The Method Gun reveals the ecstasy and excesses of performance, the incompatibility of truth on stage and sanity in real life, and the indelible impact of mentors. And in March, we welcome American video artist and choreographer Dean Moss and acclaimed South Korean sculptor Sungmyung Chun, who will fuse theatre, dance, video, and sculpture in Nameless forest. This special preview engagement gives New Haven audiences an exclusive sneak peek into the cross-cultural, multidisciplinary process behind an innovative collaboration. No Boundaries offers a variety of related programs, all free and open to the public. From workshops to lectures to post-show talk backs, we are committed to giving our audiences unique access to the artists—opportunities both to see the performance on stage and to discuss the work with the creators themselves. A full schedule of related programs is available at yalerep.org/noboundaries. Thank you for joining us tonight for this performance of The Case of the Spectator. We look forward to sharing the entire No Boundaries season with you as we host some of the world’s most inventive and thought-provoking artists. Sincerely,

Joseph Roach, Principal Investigator World Performance Project at Yale

Emily Coates, Artistic Director World Performance Project at Yale

James Bundy, Artistic Director Yale Repertory Theatre


ARTIST STATEMENT

Since my first piece, The Case of the Spectator, I’ve been interested in the creation of layers of reality that exist in parallel—multiple spaces coexisting in one space, different times that exist in contradiction, structures that develop toward the infinite, and games of reality and fiction. I’m interested in narrative content and concept; in the study of cinematic, choreographic, and theatrical language; and in the deconstruction of image, space, and time. My work questions the role of the spectator and conventions of theatre and cinema. —MARÍA JEREZ

BIOGRAPHIES CUQUI JEREZ (TECHNICAL DESIGN) studied dance and classical ballet at Real Conservatorio de Música y Danza in her native Madrid. From 1995–1997, she studied modern dance in New York and Madrid. Over the past twenty years, she has danced and performed with several companies and in many films and productions. Her pieces include Me encontraré bien enseguida solo me falta la respiración (1995); Dígase en tono mandril (1996); Hiding Inches (1999); A space odyssey (2001) (2001); The Real Fiction (2005); The Rehearsal (2007), which is a part of The Neverstarting Story, a collaboration with María Jerez, Cristina Blanco, and Amaia Urra; and The Croquis Reloaded (2009). MARÍA JEREZ (CREATOR AND PERFORMER) received her dance and theatre training in Madrid and Paris and also studied art history, audio-visual communication, and animation in Madrid. Since 1997, she has worked on projects with various theatre groups, choreographers, and artists. Since 2001, she has developed her own pieces. Her first solo is The Case of the Spectator (El caso del espectador), which premiered in 2004. In 2006, she created This Side Up in collaboration with students in the School of Architecture, Alcalá de Henares. The Neverstarting Story, her collaboration with Amaia Urra, Cristina Blanco, and her sister Cuqui Jerez, premiered in 2008. The Neverstarting Story is a multi-piece project encompassing The Thing, by Urra; The Rehearsal, by Cuqui Jerez; The Set Up, by Blanco; The Movie, by Jerez; and Cinthy Tuloh by all four. HANNA SJÖDIN (COSTUME DESIGN) has designed costumes for film, theatre, opera, and dance. She has designed many productions for the Footsbarn Traveling Theatre in Paris and London, and her work has been on stages across Europe. Hanna studied at the University of Umeå in her native Sweden and at the L’École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq.


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MARCH 31–APRIL 2

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WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT AT YALE STAFF Joseph Roach, Principal Investigator Emily Coates, Artistic Director Kathryn Krier, Production Manager

THE WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT (WPP) promotes programs in performance studies across departments at Yale. An interdiscipline that draws from the arts, humanities, and human sciences (theater, drama, dance, visual arts, speech, linguistics, anthropology, sociology), performance studies defines as its objects cultural performances of all kinds, from theatrical presentations to rites of passage, and expands its frontiers anywhere significant performances are likely to take place, from Yorubaland to Disneyland. WPP presents performances, workshops, and lectures by artists and scholars working in dance, theater, music, performance art, and cultural performance, as it assists and collaborates with departments and programs throughout the university seeking to enhance their curriculum through live performance. Affiliated with the Yale College Theater Studies Program and the Whitney Humanities Center, WPP is supported through funding provided by the Distinguished Achievement Award granted to Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater, by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information about the World Performance Project please visit:

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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director ARTISTIC Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Ming Cho Lee, Set Design Advisor Michael Yeargan, Resident Set Designer Jane Greenwood, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya Commissioned Artists David Adjmi, Todd Almond, Hilary Bell, Adam Bock, Bill Camp, Lear deBessonet, Will Eno, Marcus Gardley, Kirsten Greenidge, Danai Gurira, Ann Marie Healy, Amy Herzog, Naomi Iizuka, Dan LeFranc, Elizabeth Meriwether, Scott Murphy, Julie Marie Myatt, David Nugent, Lina Patel, Jay Reiss, Sarah Ruhl, Octavio Solis, Paula Vogel, Kathryn Walat, Anne Washburn, Marisa Wegrzyn, Robert Woodruff Artistic Administration Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Maya Cantu, Artistic Coordinator Tanya Dean, Hannah Rae Montgomery, Literary Associates Tara Rubin, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Casting Directors Dale Brown,CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Casting Associates Kaitlin Shaw, Casting Assistant Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services Teresa Mensz, Library Services Assistant Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Kathleen Driscoll, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments

ADMINISTRATION Suzanne R. Appel, Martha O. Jurczak, Associate Managing Directors Brad Tuggle, DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Assistant Managing Directors Lico Whitfield, Management Assistant Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll, Company Manager Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Debbie Ellinghaus, Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Elizabeth Elliott, Jennifer Harrison-Newman, Associate Directors of Development Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Susan C. Clark, Development Associate Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. BurgueĂąo, Director of Finance and Human Resources Denise Zaczek, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Ashlie Russell, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Mara Hazzard, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Niti Mehta, Information Technology Assistant Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Associate Director of Marketing Susan Kim, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing and Trade Sponsorships Maggie Elliott, Publications Manager Sarah Stevens-Morling, Online Communications and Print Advertising Manager Jonathan Wemette, Marketing Assistant Janna J. Ellis, Associate Director of Audience Services and Tessitura Specialist Laura Kirk, Assistant Audience Services Director Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator London Moses, Audience Services Assistant Sam Bolen, Courtney Engle, Maeba Jonas, Tiffany Lin, William Smith, Anya Van Wagtendonk, Joanna Wilson, Box Office Assistants


Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Rich Abrams, Operations Associate Paul Catalano, Arts and Drama Zone Superintendent VonDeen Ricks, Custodial Team Leader Marcia Reily, Building Attendant Lucille Bochert, Vermont Ford, Warren Lyde, Mark Roy, Custodians Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Fred Grier, Customer Service and Safety Officer PRODUCTION Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor Marla J. Beck, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jason Wells, Linda Young, Head Electrician Jacqueline Deniz Young, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor

Scenery Don Harvey, Neil Mulligan, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Sharon Reinhart, Master Carpenters Brandon Fuller, Ryan Gardner, Shop Carpenters Michael Backhaus, Kenyth X. Thomason, Assistants to the Technical Director Sound Josh Loar, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer Orlando Chavez, Assistant to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Erik Trester, Head Projection Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Charles Harbert, Sound Operator Amy Jonas, Assistant to the Stage Carpenter

FOR THIS PRODUCTION James A. Zwicky, Associate Production Supervisor Steven Albert, Alex Bergeron, Shaina Graboyes, Jacqueline Deniz Young, Junghoon Pi, Hsiao-Ya Chen, Daniel Perez, Nicholas Mramer, Matt Saunders, Jeff Smejdir, Production Crew Susan Kim, House Manager

Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Painting Supervisor Angie Meninger, Scenic Artist Keri Kriston, Assistant Scenic Artist April Nichole Chateauneuf, Allison Jackson, Assistants to the Painting Supervisors Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager C. Nikki Mills, Assistant to the Properties Master

The Case of the Spectator September 23 to 25, 2010. Iseman Theater, 1156 Chapel Street.


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