Devising Feydeau – Critical devising work around the play Mixed Doubles
Written by Georges Feydeau
Directed by Menka Nagrani
November 16, 2022 at 20:00 Opening
November 17, 2022 at 20:00 Performances
November 18 at 20:00, November 19 at 14:00 and 20:00
This reimagining of "Mixed Doubles" and other texts by George Feydeau explores the vaudeville style of physical comedy, and integrates contemporary dance choreographies to make Feydeau's universe explode. By casting across gender (male-female, non-binary) the production challenges the misogyny in the writing, while a feminist & decolonial lens invites students to explore questions about the relevance, problems, and potential for subversion of such profoundly colonial texts.