Keren Cytter: Show Real Drama
Curated by Tim Griffin
Reservations required: Please RSVP to cytterRSVP@thekitchen.org and provide your first and last name, your email address, and the number of people in your party.(Maximum of 4 tickets per person). You will receive an email confirmation when we receive and accept your request.
Show Real Drama is written and directed by artist Keren Cytter, and based on the life of two of her actors, Susie Meyer and Fabian Stumm. Having graduated from the University of Acting in Salzburg, Germany, Meyer and Stumm soon find themselves unemployed and isolated from the entertainment business in old Europe. After countless failed attempts to get hired, they decide to write and direct scenes for their own showreels. For Show Real Drama, the pair presents these videos, recounting the experiences they had while filming. With an alternating mix of elegant dance and violent movement, their acting shifts from classical drama to existential embarrassment, while their story unfolds through repetitions of text and gestures, shuttling between seemingly improvised moments to choreographed movements, creating a fractured yet empathetic storyline.
The Kitchen’s presentation of Show Real Drama is made possible by a generous grant from Artis. This program is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photo: Alex Kraus