A MONKEY AT THE UNIVERSITY


by F. Kafka.

Funny this monkey that invited to the university tells how he in the past five years has become a perfect european citizen

 

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Synopsis

Funny this monkey that invited to the university tells how he in the past five years has become a perfect european citizen. Funny? After having been amused by the story of another, not even human, having laughed of the futility, absurdity and the stupid vanity of the monkey we suddenly understand that it has to do with a brother of ours ... with ourselves.
Jean-Paul Denizon

Technical Equipment

STAGE PLAN:

Performance app. 60 minutes length (no break), 2 people incl. 1 actors, 1 technician.
Stage design: a throne and a table.
Stage dimensions (minimum): 6 m wide X 5 m deep.

LIGHT

16 PC light 1 KW:
3 PAR 1 KW
If the theatre/space is small less lights will be necessary.
No colour gels.
One change of light in the beginning.
A simple light design that gives a homogenous lightning to cover the whole stage with 3 brighter spots.
The play may be showed in different spaces, theatrical and not.
If the light design is to be mounted from scratch it is needed approx.1 hour and 30 minutes to prepare the stage.
If the light design is more or less settled it will take approx. 30 minutes to prepare the stage.
To dismantle the stage design; approx. 30 minutes.

SOUND SYSTEM

No music during the show. Sound system not necessary

SUBTITLES

If are used subtitles (in English and French) the theatre has to provide the technical equipment for the subtitles.

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Credits

A monkey at the University
by Franz Kafka
directed by Jean-Paul Denizon
with Saba Salvemini
assistant director Annika Strøhm
translation Melita Poma
light design Dario Aggioli
sculpture effect Vito Sabini
An Areté Ensemble production (2012) Project supported by Teatro Forsennato, ResExtensa e Accademia Teatrale Nico Pepe

Jean-Paul Denizon

From '74 to '76 he studies at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Paris. In '79 he meets Peter Brook and works with him as actor and assistant director in many plays, such as The Cherry Orchard, Carmen, Mahabharata, The Tempest...taken on world tours (New York, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Rome). Since 1985 he teaches actors and directors and for the last twenty years he directs his own shows in different countries around the world.


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