“The (New) Trial,” adapted from Peter Weiss’s same titled play, presents a surreal look at the life of Joseph K, an attorney in an international corporation that explores K’s obsessive idealism and his self-destructive methodology in helping others. Confined in his own docile body, K is manipulated as the public mask for the corporation to win the “war” current global market expansion competition, and eventually is abandoned by the corporation once the victory is obtained.
“The (New) Trial” attempts to deconstruct the docile nature of the self and the hierarchical power relations among the characters of the play, hoping to stimulate changes to the society. To manifest this essential concept, actors will explore power dynamics among different characters, and will break the fourth wall to share their real life experience of being an actor with monologues.
The (New) Trial is presented by Theater for the New City as part of Dream Up Festival, and is made possible by The Living Theatre, and Label Gray.
Location: Theater for the New City
Time & Date:
September 1 at 6:30pm
September 2 at 6:30pm
September 3 at 6:30pm
September 4 at 9pm
September 5 at 8pm
September 6 at 5pm
Producer: Maria Hoffmann, Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Advisory Producer: Miriam Ibrahim
Production Manager: Leonie Ettinger
Director: Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li
Author: Peter Weiss
Stage Manager: Laura Virginia Sandez
Stage Manager: You-Shin Chen
Lighting Designer: Yi-Chung Chen
Sound Designer: Yung-Chin Chang
Graphic Designer: Lisa Lee
Ensemble: Brad Burgess, Leah Bachar, Jody Doo, Samantha Höfer, Maria Hoffmann, Omri Kadim, & Maite Uzal