What's Goin' On?
by Generic Ensemble Company
Mar. 16 - Mar. 31, 2014
What’s Goin’ On? is a an ensemble-based, original performance based on Bertolt Brecht’s classic play, The Good Person of Szechwan, exploring binary notions of Good/Evil, Male/Female, Wealth/Poverty, Coercion/Consent and Artifice/Authenticity. Simultaneously critiquing Brecht’s treatment of gender, sexuality and orientalism in Szechwan while also drawing inspiration from it, this show examines the question: What does it mean to be virtuous in our current historical moment, when societal pressures and inequality continue to marginalize our bodies and lives?
Created from scratch by the performance ensemble, What’s Goin’ On’? employs new text created by ensemble members layered with activist aesthetics, choreographed movement, indeterminate games, quotidian rituals made extraordinary, and simultaneous conflicting actions to present a dense and complex collage. Drawing material relevant to ensemble members’ daily lives, What’s Goin’ On’? reflects the individual identities and personalities of each collaborator, while also reflecting The Generic Ensemble Company’s continued commitment to make the invisible visible through bold, socially relevant, body-centered theatre that showcases mostly-queer identified, mostly-people of color who are mostly women-identified.
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
May 16 - June 1, 2014 7:30 pm (Thurs-Sun) -- 3 weeks only
Free Parking. Bus Route.
Admission: $30 Priority Seating, $20 General Admission, $10 Artist/Student/Senior
Available at www.vortexrep.org or 512-478-5282
Advance Purchase Recommended.
Radical Rush offers limited free tickets every performance night in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and participating in the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets released an hour before the performance starts--first come first serve! In-person only!