Sphinx and Strawman & Murder Hope of Womankind

David Austin Groen, Kris Wasley, and Gabriel Diamond in Hamletmachine by Heiner Müller

German Expressionist Texts
by Toller and Kokoschka
Directed by Adriana Baer
April 4

The German Expressionists were the bridge between the Realistic dramas of Henrik Ibsen, and the powerful, modern dramas of Bertolt Brecht. From Frank Wedekind to Ernst Toller, Oskar Kokoschka, and Carl Sternheim, the world was forever changed with these strange, intriguing masterpieces of language and images. A challenge for audience, actor, and director, these are puzzles to be pondered, torn apart, and examined, just as the playwrights tore apart and examined humanity.