Meet the Improbables

Performing Arts

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Meet the Improbables

A Conversation with Improbable Theatre

Tue, July 9, 2002 7 PM

England's Improbable Theatre are the recipients of the 2002-03 Wexner Center Residency Award in performing arts. Get a chance to meet the Improbables and hear them speak about the development of this new work.
Before renovations begin on the Wexner Center galleries, we're starting construction on a very promising new theater project. England's Improbable Theatre--the ever inventive storytellers behind 70 Hill Lane, Spirit, and the associated project Shockheaded Peter--are the recipients of the Wexner Center Residency Award in performing arts for 2002-03. In July, their creative residency here launches their next production, Braff's Neck (working title), scheduled to be presented in fall 2003.

In developing Braff's Neck, the artistic directors of Improbable Theatre--Julian Crouch, Phelim McDermott, and Lee Simpson--are collaborating with a diverse team including sound designer Darron L West, a key member of The SITI Company.

West will lend charged soundscapes to the Improbables' rich visuals and surprisingly humorous narrative turns for this modern day miracle play whose central character can't shake the noose he's created through a lifetime of mean-spirited contrariness. In this informal discussion, you'll get a chance to meet the Improbables and hear firsthand about the development of Braff's Neck and the remarkable ensemble's creative process.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection closes Dec 31. Don't miss the exhibition artnet named among the world's 25 "must-see shows."

Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

Learn more about the artists represented in Transfigurations at our dedicated website. (Educators will also find curriculum resources to support their K–12 classrooms.)