Architecting

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“How stimulating to wake up in 2009 in the hands of a present-tense theater company who knows what it’s doing…[Architecting] considers, with a refreshing lack of judgment, just what allows people to survive catastrophe, acquiring a poignancy and humanity and quietly summoning entire lives of everyday loss.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

From a condemned bar in post-Katrina New Orleans, to the mythical South of Gone with the Wind, to a lonely gas station in Arkansas, Architecting is a multi-media road-tripping requiem for modern America. Ghosts of American prejudice haunt a play, that questions whether this country has ever recovered from slavery and the Civil War. Aggressive athleticism is combined with wicked humor, video crashes against song, and at the center of it all stand humans confronting the world as it changes radically under their feet.

Co-Produced by the TEAM and the National Theatre of Scotland

Winner of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe First Award
Winner 2008 Edinburgh Total Theatre Award
Top Ten 2009, Portugal’s Publico
Nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE Scottish Critics Award

Architecting has performed at:
Under the Radar Festival, The Public Theater, New York City
Performance Space 122, New York City
Barbican Centre, London
Culturgest, Lisbon
the Arches, Glasgow

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