CalArts and Chung-Ang University Present an Electrifying ‘Lear/Layer’

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One of three Lears: Chung-Ang University's Wong Jang endures the storm.

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The two-week Lear/Layer collaborative project between CalArts and Cal-Ang University (Seoul, South Korea) culminated in a single, electrifying performance on Jan. 28. The experimental production incorporated animation, live music, three languages—Korean, English and Spanish—and three actors playing Shakespeare’s tragic King Lear. Each of the supporting roles had an alter ego, played by another actor simultaneously.

Project organizer Alice Tuan, head of Writing for Performance at CalArts School of Theater, documented the creativity in process. Through the photos above, she describes the last few rehearsals and performance.

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