Republic of Dreams is drawn from the magic realism writings and imaginings of WWII-era Polish-Jewish artist Bruno Schulz (1892-1942), and adapts his lush, magical and sometimes erotic drawings to the stage. Using the theatre's signature style of physicality, imagery, puppetry, live instrumental and choral music, Double Edge deeply explores Schulz's powerful prose and life, as well as his banal death at the hands of a jealous Nazi, to create a dreamlike journey through the human experience in the modern world.
2007 at LaMaMa ETC in New York, NY.
National Yiddish Book Center (MA)
Greenfield Community College (MA)
the Charlestown Working Theater (MA)
University of New Hampshire (NH)
2009- As part of Double Edge Theatre's The Garden Cycle (MA)
2009 Flynn Center (VT)
2010- Grotowski Institute (Poland)
Republic of Dreams has been funded by: The Trust for Mutual Understanding; the Multi-Arts Production Fund, administered by Creative Capital; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Ensemble Theatre Collaborations Grant Program of the Doris Duke Theatre Initiative; the NEFA Expeditions Program; the TCG/ ITI Travel Grants Program, a project of the Trust for Mutual Understanding; the Polish Cultural Institute; the Massachusetts Foundation of the Humanties, a state affiliate of the NEH; the Jewish Arts and Culture Initiative of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation; and the Ashfield Cultural Council.