HOUSE/LIGHTS


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Production Credits

HOUSE/LIGHTS
Director: Elizabeth LeCompte

Elaine / Faustus: Kate Valk
Olga / Mephistopheles: Peyton Smith (1997-98), Suzzy Roche (1998-2001, 2005)
Boy / Nick: Roy Faudree
Dog / Johnny: Ari Fliakos
Christine / Nadja: Tanya Selvaratnam
Susie & Ellie: Helen Eve Pickett (1997-2001, 2005), Natalie Thomas (2005)
Holly & Jenny: Sheena See (1998-2001, 2005)
Paula White & Black: Karen Lashinsky (1997-98)
Mr. Viper: John Collins

Sound: James “J.J.” Johnson, John Collins, Geoff Abbas (2005)
Set: Jim Findlay
Video: Philip Bussmann
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Costumes: Elizabeth Jenyon
Music: Hans Peter Kuhn, John Lurie
Assistant to the Director / Stage Manager: Clay Hapaz
Dramaturg: Kate Valk
Technical Director: Jeff Sugg (1997-98), Guy Larkin (1999), Geoff Abbas (1999), Jim Dawson (2000-1), Iver Findlay (2005)
Rigging Engineer: Ruud van den Akker
Master Electrician: Scott Gillette (1997), Georg Buigel (1997-99), Jeff Sugg (1999-2001), Gabe Maxson (2005)
Video Operator: Reid Farrington (2005)
Video Assistant / Wardrobe: Ellen Hoffmann (1997), Tara Webb (1997-2001)
Video Assistant: Margaret Mann (2005)
Assistant Sound Operators: Lance Dann (1999), Mark “Muttt” Huang (1999-2001)
Production Manager: Bozkurt Karasu (2005)
Production Assistant: Lori Chodos (1998-99)
Sound Consultant: Martin Desjardins
Additional Video Material: Christopher Kondek
MacIntalk / Powerbook 520: Tanya Selvaratnam
Choreography: The Wooster Group
Additional Choreography:
     Special Dance (to “Young Frankenstein”) Trisha Brown
     Act II “Lucille Ball” recreation Helen Eve Pickett

Texts: Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights by Gertrude Stein, 1938; Olga's House of Shame, a film by Joseph Mawra, 1964

Special thanks to Dennis Dermody, Andrew Schneider, Eve Schuffenecker, Ariana Smart, Martin Weisenhofer and PRADA for their contributions to the piece.


Production History

1996 June & October-December: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1997 January-February: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals and work-in-progress performances at The Performing Garage
1997 September: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals and performances at The Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio
1997 October 28-November 2: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at Kanonhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997 November 12-16: HOUSE/LIGHTS at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, lllinois
1997 November 20-21: HOUSE/LIGHTS at The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1997 December-January 1998: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1998 May 27-June 1: HOUSE/LIGHTS at Kunstfest, Weimar, Germany
1998 June 7-16: HOUSE/LIGHTS at The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998 September: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals at The Performing Garage
1998 October 3-25: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at The Performing Garage
1998 December 2-6: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at deSingel, Antwerp, Belgium
1998 December 9-12: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at Kaaitheater, Brussels, Belgium
1999 January-March: HOUSE/LIGHTS at The Performing Garage
1999 May 27-31: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at The Montreal Festival des Amerique, Montreal, Canada
1999 December 8-18: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at Theatre de Bastille, Paris, France
2000 May 27-31: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at The Bergen International Theatre, Bergen, Norway
2001 March 14-17: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at La Rose des Vents, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
2001 March 21-24: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at Théâtre Garonne, Toulouse, France
2001 March 28-31: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at Le Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
2004 November: HOUSE/LIGHTS DVD release
2005 January: HOUSE/LIGHTS rehearsals at The Performing Garage
2005 February 2-April 10: HOUSE/LIGHTS performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York