Red Rooms

or
Seven episodes about a precarious relationship:
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Inspired by Louise Bourgeois’ installation Red Room (Child) and Red Room (Parents).

A musical theatre play about truth and lies, lust and abuse, love and power.

For voices, chamber ensemble, recorder trio, Revox tape machine, radios, cassette players and electronic.

 

 

Premiere: November 2nd 2022 (then 4th, 5th and 6th) at the Wien Modern Festival. Premiere venue: Schauspielhaus

Idea, concept, composition, musical direction: Ang├ęlica Castell├│
Concept, movement, direction: Miguel Angel Gaspar
Dramaturgy: Ximena Escalante
Libretto: Ximena Escalante, Ang├ęlica Castell├│ & Miguel ├üngel Gaspar based on texts by Ximena Escalante, Louise Bourgeois, Salvador Novo and Vil├ęm Flusser as well as stories found in newspapers and personal diaries.
Stage design: Bartholomaeus W├Ąchter
Costume design: Anna Hostek
Assistant director and assistant choreographer: Ariel Uziga
Production management: Kira David, Valerie Holfeld
Production assistance: NN

Cast
Little Red Riding Hood: Theresa Dlouhy & Isabelle Duthoit (voices)
Wolf: Romain Bischoff (voice)
Grandmother: Raphaela Danksagm├╝ller, Thomas List & Maja Osojnik (recorders & voices)
Another Wolf 1: J├ęr├┤me Noetinger (Revox, cassettes, electronics)
Another Wolf 2: Jan Machacek (live videos)
Ensemble PHACE: viola, violoncello, double bass/e-bass, bass clarinet, saxophone, trombone, drums/percussion

 

 

Radio voices

Novo: Wolfram Berger
Old wolf: Hagnot Elischka
Young Wolf: Christian Reiner
Grandmother : Martina Spitzer
Little Red Riding Hood: Sabine Marte
Little Tame Riding Hood: Natascha Gangl
Forest : Miki Mal├Âr
Neutral voice: Elisabeth Findeis

Produktion i5haus mit freundlicher Unterst├╝tzung von Stadt Wien Kultur, BMKOES, Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Arte (FONCA) Mexico, und SKE der Austro Mechana. Koproduktion Wien Modern, PHACE, Musica Strasbourg, La Muse en Circuit. Kooperation Schauspielhaus Wien und ORF ├ľ1 Kunstradio.