Performed 1-8 February 2012 at the Fourth International Theatre Festival in Thrissur, Kerala, India
Directors: Richard Schechner and Benjamin Mosse
Movement Director: Roanna Mitchell
Created in collaboration with the ensemble
Imagining O — part theatre, part dance, part installation art — investigates sexuality and artistry, abjection and power, as imagined by Shakespeare’s Ophelia, O from Pauline Reage’s Story of O, and the ensemble.
After a first research-and development phase at the University of Kent, UK, in 2011, Imagining O was invited to be performed in its next iteration at the International Theatre Festival in Kerala.
Devising ensemble: Krysta Dennis, Vicky Double; Eluned Herold, Cieranne Kennedy-Bell; Rosie Klich; Niamh Lynam-Cotter; Marianne Meyer Thibault; Rachael Smith; Sandy Wardrop; Jenna Hobbs; Jessica Monk; Pablo Pakula.
Videography: Jake Juba
Publications about Imagining O in India:
Mitchell, R. and Pakula, P. (2013). Imagining O, Encountering India: Recounting an embodied experience. Indian Theatre Special Issue On The Body: Studies in South Asian Film and Media, 5(1).