Initial performance March 29th, 2020 at NYC's The Tank.
Created and performed by Lukas Papenfusscline with Julia Duray
Technical Direction by Jack Scaletta
Loosely based on Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus & Criseyde, &CRISEYDE explores how creators of theatre can co-opt and dismantle the power of narrative in order to free characters who have been trapped in cycles of oppression for centuries. It uses the tenets of queer theory, live musical accompaniment, and performance art to wrestle with Chaucer’s original work. By toying with Chaucer's language and the actors themselves, creator Lukas Papenfusscline asks what right we have to abuse characters and manipulate them to serve our own narrative ends.