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From the Creators of SURRENDER,
a HuffingtonPost Best Theatre of 2009.

"...it was a profound experience"
- Ryan J. Davis

INTERNATIONAL WOW COMPANY AND BARUCH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENT

AUTO DA FE

WRITTEN BY MASATAKA MATSUDA

DIRECTED BY JOSH FOX WITH PAUL BARGETTO

"...even if you're an experimental theatre veteran with decades of Foreman and Wooster Group and so on under your belt; even as you stand in the lobby area wondering what these people mean when they tell you that "seating is part of the experience"—whatever you may have in your head won't match what happens when you enter the space for the event."
-Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

AUTO DA FE is Masataka Matsuda's breathtakingly poetic new work. A soldier named Odysseus A returns from war to find the emotional and physical landscape of his home utterly altered and unrecognizable. The play originally produced in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, to much popular and critical acclaim, is a dreamscape of collective amnesia, life during wartime, the selfconscious erasure of history and national identity, and a search for meaning and beauty.

English translation by Kameron Steele & Shigeki Morii

Created and Performed by International WOW Company:

PERFORMERS:

Lydia Blaisdell
Adam Boncz
Mike Callaghan
Melissa Chambers
Stefani Charitou
Lisa Clair
Herbie Go
Sara Gozalo
Beth Griffith
Ikuko Ikari
Georgia X. Lifsher
Joanna Lu
Tommy Mcginn
Mary Notari
Jennifer Oda

Blaire O'leary
Martina Potratz
Brent Reams
Iracel Rivero
Pedro Rafael Rodriguez
Robert Saietta
Kristina Siapkara
Brandon Smith
Carlton Tanis
Evan True
Aya Tucker
Michael Villastrigo
Deborah Wallace
Folami Williams

DRAMATURG: Heather Denyer
LIGHTING DESIGN: Charles Foster
PRODUCER: Lee Gundersheimer
SET DESIGN: Nate Lemoine
SOUND DESIGN: Julian Mesri
STAGE MANAGER: Kate August
COSTUME DESIGNER: Cait O'Connor
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS: Doug Chapman and Robert Saietta
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Don Guarnieri

Josh Fox, and his International WOW Company, the creators of SURRENDER and THE BOMB and of the upcoming SUNDANCE world premiere film GASLAND are renowned for their daring audience immersion, and their physical, explosively visual, epic theatrical style, have created a powerful spectacle like never before. With an international cast from the United States, Japan, Australia, Spain and the Philippines and an ensemble of thirty performer/dancers, AUTO DA FE is a thrilling, moving international collaboration of gripping immediacy.

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“Josh Fox is one of the most adventurous impresarios of the New York avant-garde”
- NY Times

AUTO DA FE WAS FIRST PRESENTED AS A WORKSHOP AT CUNY GRADUATE CENTER MARTIN E. SEGAL PRELUDE '07: SPOTLIGHT JAPAN PROGRAM.