The Cenci
       
     
 Artaud's infamous version of the Roman scandal of 1599 takes on a wicked life of its own in his lurid account of a wealthy family felled by incest, murder, and Papal oppression. This rarely staged Theatre of Cruelty work, in its first American translation, was created specifically for The Hotel Savant by Richard Sieburth of the French Institute/NYU. Specters of the past, the Cencis invoke our modern day obsession with private lives lived publicly and sensationally, knowingly pursued yet simultaneously trapped by the media attention they invite. Henry Hewes Design Nomination for 'Notable Effects'.
       
     
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The Cenci
       
     
The Cenci

by Antonin Artaud / Translation by Richard Sieburth
Adapted and Directed by John Jahnke
Ohio Theatre, New York City
Created in part through residencies at The Watermill Center and The MacDowell Colony

Cenci - Anthony Torn
Beatrice - Lauren Blumenfeld
Lucretia - Anna Fitzwater
Giacomo - Kobi Libii
Bernardo - Alexander Nifoong
Camillo - Todd D'amour
Orsino - Mauricio Salgado
Andrea - Joshua Seidner
Olimpia - Tanisha Thompson
Marzio - Alexander Lane

Set Design - Peter Ksander
Sound Design - Kristin Worrall
Lighting Design - Miranda Hardy
Costume Design - Ramona Ponce
Costume Styling - Carlos Soto
Choreography - Benjamin Asriel
Stage Management - Karen Oughtred
Asst. Stage Management - Melissa Jernigan
Production Management - Nina Kulmala
Graphic Design - Fil Vocasek

 Artaud's infamous version of the Roman scandal of 1599 takes on a wicked life of its own in his lurid account of a wealthy family felled by incest, murder, and Papal oppression. This rarely staged Theatre of Cruelty work, in its first American translation, was created specifically for The Hotel Savant by Richard Sieburth of the French Institute/NYU. Specters of the past, the Cencis invoke our modern day obsession with private lives lived publicly and sensationally, knowingly pursued yet simultaneously trapped by the media attention they invite. Henry Hewes Design Nomination for 'Notable Effects'.
       
     

Artaud's infamous version of the Roman scandal of 1599 takes on a wicked life of its own in his lurid account of a wealthy family felled by incest, murder, and Papal oppression. This rarely staged Theatre of Cruelty work, in its first American translation, was created specifically for The Hotel Savant by Richard Sieburth of the French Institute/NYU. Specters of the past, the Cencis invoke our modern day obsession with private lives lived publicly and sensationally, knowingly pursued yet simultaneously trapped by the media attention they invite. Henry Hewes Design Nomination for 'Notable Effects'.

 all photographs © Dixie Sheridan
       
     

all photographs © Dixie Sheridan

c Dixie S 116.JPG
       
     
c Dixie S 131.JPG
       
     
c Dixie S 190.JPG