Photo: Javier R. Sotres Photography
Directed by MFA Directing Student Jenny Larson
Renowned Chilean Playwright/Screenwriter/Director Guillermo Calderón has gone wild within Swiss modernist Blaise Cendrars’ novel Gold (1925) about the opportunistic Johann August Sutter. A film within a play, premiered in 2017, GOLDRAUSCH is a comedy with music that journeys through film director Oskar’s efforts to make a film about the man who started the Gold Rush Fever of 1848: the “Emperor of California”. Mixed with classic country and Mexican banda songs, GOLDRAUSCH is the story of rampant jealousy, greed, and ambition run amok as dueling actors fight for their close-ups in Oskar’s magnum opus.*
*Contains adult themes and language and therefore may not be suitable for younger audiences.
** Pls note GOLDRAUSCH uses all caps.
Cast: Oskar Karthik Kadam; Greta Tebo Nzeku; Alexander Matthew Rhodes; Marlene Hannah Everett; Erik Gray Clark; Ana Ava Maria Safai; Ensemble Film Crew Hana Cripton-Inglis, Nicco Graham, Pamela Carolina Martinez, Liam McCulley, Ishan Sandhu, David Volpov, Aidan LeBlanc.
Costume Design Nicolette Szabo; Scenic Design Luis Bellassai; Lighting Design/Co-video Design Vanessa Tang; Co-video Design Zach Levis; Sound Design Erika Champion; Stage Manager Bao Linh Le; Choreographers Tomás Balli, Cassandra Bourchier, Cathy Burnett, Ava Maria Safai.
Office: 604.822.3723, Cell: 604.314.3905
March 14-30, 2019, 7:30 pm. Show runs Wed.- Sat.
Preview: March 13
Opening Night Reception: March 14
Post-show Talkback: March 20
Wine/Show pairings by alumna Barbara Phillip MW at the Gallini’s Bar.
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd.
Jenny Larson is an interdisciplinary theater artist from Austin, TX. She was named Best of Austin “Theater Director” by the local entertainment weekly paper Austin Chronicle in 2016. Jenny holds a BA from St Edwards University in Austin Texas. She has served as artistic director of Salvage Vanguard Theater, an experimental new works producing organization, since 2008. She has directed over 18 world premiere productions including a collaboration with the ensemble theater company Rude Mechs on From the Pig Pile: The Requisite Gesture(s) of Narrow Approach by New York playwright Sibyl Kempson. In 2012 and 2013 Jenny worked with the students at Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX directing Yellow Boat and The Norwegians. From 2011 to 2013 Jenny traveled with Center for International Theater Development in Russia and Hungary, cultivating artistic relationships and researching eastern European theater practices. Jenny’s devised collaboration with artist Hannah Kenah, Guest by Courtesy, has played the international Fusebox Festival in 2013, the SHE MAKES THEATER festival in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2013, and the Brooklyn Yard in 2016. Jenny was awarded Best Director of a Drama by the Austin Critics Circle for her work on Voices Underwater by Abi Basch in 2008. She was awarded Best Director of a Drama from the B Iden Payne Committee in Austin for her work on AM I WHITE by Adrienne Dawes in 2014. In the spring of 2017 she was an Artist-In-Residence at the Drama League in New York with the work-in-progress piece CASTA by Adrienne Dawes. The summer of 2017 Jenny was an Artist-In-Residence in Kokkola, Finland with the Drake Art Centre. As part of her residency she performed the devised piece UNLIVED LIVES at the 50th anniversary of the Kaustinen Folk Music Festival. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC in the Department of Theatre and Film.
Guillermo Calderón (Santiago, Chile, 1971) is a screenwriter, playwright and theater director based the USA. His plays include Neva, Diciembre, Clase, Villa, Speech, Quake, Escuela, Kiss, Mateluna and Goldrausch. Calderón’s productions have toured extensively through South America, North America, and Europe. He has been commissioned to write and direct by the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, Theater Basel, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, the Royal Court Theater, Center Theater Group, and the Public Theater in New York City, where he also directed Neva. His co-written screenplay Violeta Went to Heaven won the World Cinema Jury Prize for Drama at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. He co-wrote The Club, directed by Pablo Larrain, winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015, and nominated for the Golden Globes in the Foreign Language category. The script won the Silver plaque at the Chicago International Film Festival. He wrote the script for Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín, presented at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (The Director's Forthnight) during Cannes Film Festival 2016.
Oskar Karthik Kadam; Greta Tebo Nzeku; Alexander Matthew Rhodes; Marlene Hannah Everett; Erik Gray Clark; Ana Ava Maria Safai; Ensemble Film Crew Hana Cripton-Inglis, Nicco Graham, Pamela Martinez, Liam McCulley, Ishan Sandhu, David Volpov, Aidan LeBlanc.
Costume Design Nicolette Szabo; Scenic Design Luis Belassai; Lighting Design/Co-video Design Vanessa Tang; Co-video Design Zach Levis; Sound Design Erika Champion; Stage Manager Linh Le; Choreographers Cathy Burnett, Cassandra Bourchier, Tomás Balli, Ava Maria Safai; Singing/Dance Captain Ava Maria Savai.
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