Casting The Perils of Obedience
Mar 29 & 30, 2013 (Abrons Arts Center, NYC)
Created By Itziar Barrio and Directed By Niegel Smith
Visual artist Itziar Barrio invites you, the audience, to witness the audition process as actors compete for roles in a new performance directed by Niegel Smith, all-the-while being filmed for a resulting video installation.
CASTING THE PERILS OF OBEDIENCE is the second stage of Barrio’s exploration in power dynamics and constructed situations. Using the methods of theater casting, the performance will reveal the wills and desires of the actors to succeed and be recognized. By placing them within fictional and non-fictional parameters, whether movie scripts or their own lives, Barrio uncovers the formation of power through seduction.