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4.48 psychosis

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  • Round Table @ Kulturfabrik > 19.10.2023 > 19:00
  • Performance @ Kulturfabrik > 27.10.2023 > 20:00
  • Performance @ Kulturfabrik > 28.10.2023 > 20:00
  • Performance @ opderschmelz > 21.02.2024 > 10:00
  • Performance @ opderschmelz > 21.02.2024 > 20:00

by sarah kane

« Remember the light and believe the light

An instant of clarity before eternal night »

Solo-performed by Catherine Elsen, visually designed by artist Anne Lindner and directed by Sandy Artuso, Independent Little Lies brings Sarah Kane’s last play to the Kulturfabrik and to the Centre Culturel Régional opderschmelz Dudelange.

4.48 Psychosis is a powerful and intense exploration of the darkness and the light fighting inside the mind of the protagonist, an intense ride through their mental descent. The virtuosic and precise use of the language, the lyrical potency of this powerful text starkly contrasts with the main theme: the decline of the mental health of the dramatic “I”. But as always in Sarah Kane’s plays, there is hope, and especially through the visual directing and a multifaceted performance, this production will explore the brightness hidden in this text.

**This play deals with mental health and suicide. Audience members who may be sensitive to these elements, please take note**

Performing Actress: Catherine Elsen

Director: Sandy Artuso

Scenography & Artistic Design: Anne Lindner

Light Design: Steve Demuth

Theatre Pedagogue: Laetitia Lang

Assistant Director: Claire Wagener

Production Manager: Jill Christophe

Production Photos: Daniel Fragoso (Black Magic Tea), Anne Lindner

Within the framework of this production a round table discussion will be held at Kulturfabrik (Kinosch) on October 19th 2023 at 7pm on the following topic:

Artists pushing their limits –  when (mental) health becomes an issue

More and more artists are addressing health in their work – both mental and physical. This can also bring them to their own limits as artistic work always requires a complete immersion into a subject, and entails full disclosure of yourself and your vulnerabilities to the public.

We talk to artists about their experiences, about pushing their limits and what they do to protect themselves in the artistic process.

With the participation of Catherine Elsen, Renelde Pierlot, Jennifer Lopes Santos and Alisha Leyder. Moderated by Sandy Artuso. The discussion round will be held in Luxembourgish.

A production by Independent Little Lies – ILL in coproduction with Centre Culturel Kulturfabrik Esch-sur-Alzette and Centre Culturel Régional opderschmelz Dudelange. With the support of the Ministry of Culture, the City of Esch-sur-Alzette and Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

4.48 Psychosis was first performed at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, Sloane Square, London on 23 June 2000.

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