"...[a] physical-theater collage about an immortal reporter who observes the 20th century with the sort of arch dispassion possessed only by journalists and Wim Wenders angels."
A reporter watches the 20th c. pass by from hotel bars and the scaffolding of unremembered buildings – never aging, hardly feeling, always humming a sweet little song. The Foreign C. records monstrosity, traversing metropolis, time and gender, observing the worlds of Nazi doctors, Coney Island babies, and forgotten ghosts, and abandoning all of them to the ever-growing pile of history left behind. A movement-theater performance with sound installation, performed in English and German with projected subtitles.
FOREIGN C. was developed in workshops with ZID Theater in Amsterdam, with artists in Hamburg including members of the Hamburg and Dresden Ballets, and with the generous support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Playwrights’ Center, Austin Script Works, the Stephen F. Austin InterContinental Hotel, and the Dougherty Arts Center. It was produced in July 2008 in association with the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator at St. Mark's Church in New York City, USA.