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Kalavrita des mille Antigone

Delbo’s work is a dramatic prose poem that chronicles the attempts of women to bury 1300 dead men, executed by German soldiers in response to an attack by Greek partisans. The work is a recounting to a contemporary visitor coming to visit a monument to that event in 1943.

Rechnitz [Der Würgeengel]

Responds to the uncovering of the orgiastic massacre of 180 Jews during a party thrown by Countess Thyssen Batthyany at Rechnitz Castle in Austria in March 1945. The play is a modern “text for speaking” written for performer/messengers who mix up the story with language play and haunting stage imagery, by Austrian Nobel Laureate Elfriede Jelinek.

The Ceremony

Takes place during one day, at a commemorative ceremony for a horrific massacre perpetrated in 1941 in the small town of Jedwabne, by the town’s Polish inhabitants on their Jewish neighbors.