Poesies is based on the collection of texts by Isidore Ducasse (1846-1870) by the name of “Poésies I & II”.
“Goodness, Thy name is Man.
The wisdom of nations rests upon this.
There is nothing incomprehensible.”
Our theatre’s objective equals that of psychoanalysis: to let a whole range of suppressed human emotions come to expression. Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty was intended as a means of rediscovering energies within ourselves, endorsing life with a renewed value. Otherwise we might just as well give in, accepting the regrettable verity of Ducasse’s words: ”Man is so great that his greatness is manifest in not accepting the notion that he is miserable”.
Oslo, september, 2000
Concept and direction
Inger Astri Stephens
Jens C. Andreassen
Anne Marie Eriksen
Kjartan Øyno Kirksæther