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L.EAR

written by William Shakespeare

adapted by Toney Brown, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Having been fooled by the language and turned mad, King Lear finally understands the very meaning to Cordelia’s “love and be silent.” By deconstructing King Lear’s relationship with his three daughters in a trial scene, “L.ear” examines the complexity of language and communication, and how it reflects the current political state.

 

 

Producer: Dixon Place, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Dramaturge: Toney Brown
Stage Manager: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Yung-Chin Chang
Graphic Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Cast:

Tom Walker as Lear

Maite Uzal as Goniral

Abbey Jasmine Rose as Regan

Chun Cho as Cordelia

Kevin Lynch as Duke of Albany & Kent

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BLIND

written by Maurice Maeterlinck

adapted & directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Twelve abandoned beings try to figure out their present and the future, but eventually subdue to their fate. Blind, the adaptation of Maeterlinck’s same titled play, is a contemporary fable to address the issue of social engagement in the current society. 

 

 

 

Producer: Theater for the New City, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Assistant Director: Toney Brown
Stage Manager: Toney Brown
Scenic Designer: You-Shin Chen
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Yung-Chin Chang
Graphic Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Ensemble: Leah Bachar, Brad Burgess,

Chun Cho, Monica Hunken,

Kevin Lynch, & Equiano

"Blind" is partially funded by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan,

and is made possible by The Living Theatre

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EXILE 5.42

放逐|放卒5.42

written by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

In early 2015 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 6 prisoners took hostage of the warden and successfully won the attention from the public, after the convicted former president was given the compassionate release. The 6 prisoners did not attempt to escape, but rather chose another path leading to tragedy, after making their statements to the society. Exile 5.42 deconstructs this true incident to question the current criminal justice system.

 


Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Stage Manager: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Graphic Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Ensemble: Leah Bachar, Chun Cho,

 Wanning Jen, Clare Chien-Lun Lee,

Chih-Heng Liao

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THE (NEW) TRIAL

written by Peter Weiss

adapted & directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

“The (New) Trial” presents a surreal look at the life of Joseph K, an attorney at an international corporation, by exploring K’s obsessive idealism and his self-destructive addiction to help others. Confined to his docile body, K is manipulated to function as a public mask by the corporation he works for to win the “war” of the global market expansion, and is eventually abandoned once the victory is obtained. 

 

 

 

Producer: Maria Hoffmann, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Advisory Producer: Miriam Ibrahim
Production Manager: Leonie Ettinger
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Stage Manager: Laura Virginia Sández
Scenic Designer: You-Shin Chen
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Yung-Chin Chang
Graphic Designer: Lisa Lee
Ensemble: Brad Burgess, Leah Bachar, Jody Doo,

Serena Gregorio, Samantha Hoefer, Maria Hoffmann,

Omri Kadim, & Maite Uzal

"The (New) Trial" is partially funded by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan,

and is made possible by The Living Theatre, & Label Gray

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THE NEW TRIAL

a staged reading/work-in-progress

written by Peter Weiss

adapted & directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

“In this play, The New Trial, people are portrayed who, under the pressure of times, are spiritually broken and stumble into violent inner contradictions. Desperately they try to conform to the rules of capitalist society or break free from its compulsions." -- Peter Weiss 

 

Producer: Miriam Ibrahim
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Scenic Designer: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Ensemble: Lamin Leroy Gibba, Marc Andrew Hem Lee,

Samantha Hoefer, Maria Hoffmann, Miriam Ibrahim,

Jon L Peacock, Maite Uzal

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CIVILIZATION AND 

ITS DISCONTENTS

a marathon/performative reading

written by Sigmund Freud

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Civilizations and Its Discontents, remains the definitive text on human destructiveness. As beheadings, school shootings, war, police brutality and sexual violence continue unabated contemporarily, its relevance is undeniable. “Men are not gentle creatures,” Freud wrote, “but ... creatures whose instinct [is] aggressiveness.”

 

The OutLoud! Series, in conjunction with Judson Memorial Church and New Books in Psychoanalysis, host a dramatic marathon reading of Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents, responding to the violence that has defined 2014. Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, artistic associate of The Living Theatre, is directing in the avant-garde style that is long been associated with the Church. 

 

CREATIVE DIRECTION

Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen

Production Manager: Drake Tyler

Graphic Designer: Serge Ghio

Program Writer: Mazalit Haim

Musician: Toby Twining

 

READERS

Stanley Aronowitz, Rabbi Andy Bachman, Justin Vivian Bond, Tom Carter, Marcelle Clements, Cory Conley, Joan Copjec, Simon Critchley, Michael Cunningham, Muriel Dimen, Sherry Dobbin, Larry Fessenden, Nick Flynn, Shelley Hirsch, Marie Howe, Gersh Kuntzman, Henry Zvi Lothane, Dale Peck, Ann Pellegrini, Bruce Reis, Charles Strozier, and many more

 

COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Will Braun (Co-Chair), Tracy Morgan (Co-Chair), Jacqueline Ambrosini, Micah Bucy (Judson Associate Minister), Muriel Dimen, Jill Gentile, Mazalit Haim, Mary Hayley, Michael Mungiello (New Books in Psychoanalysis Intern), Esther Sperber, Drake Tyler, Aleksandra Wagner, Becky Wisdom (Public Relations)

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UPCOMING TRAIN/

STOPPED CLOCK/

UNTILED WAITING

written by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Two characters waiting on the train platform, but never get on any regardless how many have passed. Not until another two (who are actors on stage) take off from the train do they finally realize what they are waiting for isn’t the train but actually Pozzo. Inspired by Waiting for Godot, this play will examine the ridicule of the quotidian life, of the artistic life, and raise an unanswerable question: what are we anticipating?

 

"Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting" is a manifesto of the ritual of waiting, presented by four characters representing the general public and artists. The ritual, addressed upon life/death and reality/illusion, will be practiced by metatheatre and paronomasia within the conversation among the animate beings (characters) and the inanimate beings (mannequins), and further by the embodiment of the sufferings from the ritual itself to accent the timelessness and the ridicule of the action itself.

 

Producer: Claire Shang-Ling Kuei,

Mika Yin-Chih Lee, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Playwright: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Assistant Director: Utako Nakayasu

Stage Manager: Wanning Jen, Mika Yin-Chih Lee

Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen

Scenic Designer: Yin-Chiao Liao

Costume Designer: Sienna Huang

Sound Designer: Shu-Ying Chung

Graphic Designer: Lisa Lee

Production Assistant: Mini Gu, Grace Li, Yu-Chien Liu

Ensemble: Claire Shang-Ling Kuei, Hsin-Yuan Peng,

Owen Scott, Anthony Walters

 

"Upcoming Train/Stopped Clock/Untitled Waiting" is partially funded by Ministery of Culture, Taiwan.

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FEAR OF CLOWNS

written by Todd Wallinger

directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

A clown seeks help from a psychiatrist for her lifelong fear of people’s laughter. However, a greater tragedy is unveiled during the consultation. A tale of exchanging tears and joy, a battle of tears and joy.

 

Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

Playwright: Todd Wallinger

Ensemble: Marissa Mickelberg (as Doctor),

Nicole Amarellis Lee (as Clown)

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