Macau Arts Festival 2018

Night Just Before the Forests

Macau Arts Festival 2018

Sinéad will direct a production of Night Just Before the Forests (La nuit juste avant les forêts) by Bernard-Marie Koltès for Dirks Theatre Arts Association at the Macau Arts Festival from 18-20 May 2018.

Sinéad has written a new translation into English and she will collaborate with sound designer Niels Lanz (formerly of William Forsythe Company).

Bernard-Marie Koltès (1948-1989) was the greatest French playwright of his generation, and Night is one of his most captivating and unsettling texts. The story of an isolated young immigrant in a hostile city, Koltès said he wrote it like a musical composition, whose motifs and variations evoke a profound sense of restless yearning and disorientation. This pathbreaking production in a new translation reimagines the original monologue as a polyphonic work for five performers of different nationalities and genders, a chorus of fragmented parts that resonate with each other in harmony and dissonance.

Read an interview with HojeMacau newspaper here and a radio broadcast with Dirks Theatre here (episode 234).