Theatre Y


by Imre Kertész
Adapted by Andràs Visky


I would like to live a little bit longer in this beautiful concentration camp.

A dance piece performed to a radio play (adapted by Andràs Visky) from the novel Fatelessness by Imre Kertész.

Kertész is a survivor of Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history”. Visky is a survivor of the Bărăgan, a Communist Romanian Prison Camp, where he was sent at the age of two with his mother and six siblings. He is an internationally acclaimed poet, playwright and essayist and the resident dramaturg and associate artistic director of the Hungarian Theater of Cluj.

Fatelessness will be unveiled over the next year beginning with this 6 part physical experiment, different each Sunday.

Theatre Y is dedicated to the international laboratory to investigative theatrical work with an ever-diversifying group of collaborators from many lands. These partnerships serve two invaluable functions. First, they filter out work of peripheral merit: automatically, they get to the core of the human experience. Believing that the truth lies between two contradictions, we seek out our human contradiction and together we tell the truth.


  • Michael Doonan (voice), Ben Wardell (dance)
  • Directed by

  • Melissa Lorraine
  • Sound Design

  • Kimberly Sutton
  • Assistant Director

  • Aileen McGroddy
  • Dramaturgy

  • Dan Christmann
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