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Paradise Island

Based on texts written by Richard Foreman
Directed by Jesse Bonnell

Paradise Island is a new performance work based on texts written by Richard Foreman between the years 1973 - 1983. Part retrospective, part future bending reinvention, Paradise Island brings new life to one of America's most influential experimental artists.

We explore, through a contemporary lens, notions of paradise, shifting between the everyday events of a cafe in Paris and the euphoric nature of the sublime hidden rhythms of the unknown.

Although the text is historical in context, Paradise Island is a new work of theater that compresses a decade of writing into an evening long performance. We are giving new life back into what could soon be forgotten texts of New York’s 70’s downtown loft-era performance.


Autor: Richard Foreman

Creator and Director: Jesse Bonnell

Choreography: Milka Djordjevich

Lighting Design: Chris Khul 

Sound Design: Duncan Woodbury

Scenic Design: Salmah Beydoun

Performers: Gabriella Rhodeen, Pricilla Chung, Sarahjeen Francois, Alex Barlas, and Brad Culve

Photos: Vanessa Crocin


2019 NOW Festival at REDCAT

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