The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky
Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards
A hidden territory exists buried within each of us, an underground graveyard where unlived needs, actions and reactions reside, fermenting. Here, tonight, Dostoevsky’s analysis of the human psyche meets the performing arts research of the Workcenter. A battle ensues which gives birth to an event that embodies comedy, grotesque and Art as vehicle. Is it possible to rid ourselves of that force which engulfs us daily and constitutes a redirecting of our destiny? Can we deviate from the habitual to uncover that which exists within, as if already defined, yet which remains until now unlived?