Redactions No. 9: A Fragile Thing

Redactions No. 9: A Fragile Thing

Published in Imagined Theaters (Vol. 3: Open). Editor: Daniel Sack

“The soft-voiced man played a piece of music twice, played by a father and daughter. Vienna 1929. There is a punchline. Both are Jews + the daughter dies in Auschwitz running the orchestra for the camp. But part of his point is that we shouldn’t, or at least don’t have to listen to the piece thinking of it as an inevitable march to their end. We might hear it as they did in ‘29 with no sense (no sense?) of that was to come…

Imagined Theaters is a journal that collects hypothetical performances written by an ever-growing array of theorists and artists of the contemporary stage. These dramatic fragments, prose poems, and micro-fictions describe imaginary events to explore what might be possible and impossible in the theatre.