WRECKED is a devised, site-specific theatre piece set on the old Yugoslav Navy ship Galeb, produced in collaboration with The Croatian National Theatre’s summer theatre festival in Rijeka.* We wanted to offer our friends, family, and collaborators back home a behind-the-scenes look into our Eastern European escapades. This whole thing might be a disaster. But even if it tanks, at least we’ll have this cool blog.
*Update: Due to an unprecedented, bureaucratic fumble on the part of the local government, we will not be permitted to use the ship for the entire duration of the performance. Instead, the event will begin at the ship and travel to the interior of the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc.
KIM KERFOOT (Director)
Kim Kerfoot is a South African director and a co-founder of the Instant Arts Collective. In 2011 Kim was awarded an Emerging Theatre Director’s Bursary to stage Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act. The production transferred to The Fugard Theatre in early 2012 on Mr. Fugard’s recommendation, and was also a part of the critically acclaimed Assembly South African Season on the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. In March 2013 Kim received the Rosalie van der Gucht Prize for Best New Director for Statements. As part of his ongoing creative partnership with Jason Potgieter, Kim directed Potgieter’s The Things You Left Behind at the Intimate Theatre in December 2010, January 2012, and again at the South African National Arts Festival in July 2013 where it won one of only six Standard Bank Silver Ovation Awards. His production of Jon Keevy’s Get Kraken! also won a Standard Bank Ovation Award and was commended for innovation in physical theatre. Kim was a member of the Director’s Lab at the Lincoln Center in 2014. In New York in 2016/2017 he directed Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and developed and directed new plays by Felicia King, Andy Boyd, Gina Stevensen, and Melis Aker. In January 2017 Kim was Anne Bogart’s Assistant Director on the Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson Opera Lost in the Stars in Los Angeles. Kim is an MFA candidate in Directing at Columbia University.
NED MOORE (Dramaturg)
Ned Moore is a multidisciplinary American artist and dramaturge based in New York City. His translation of Euripides’ Bakkhai premiered at The Fisher Center for Performing Arts in 2013, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. His translation was restaged in 2015 at the Marigny Opera House, in collaboration with poet Elizabeth Gross, composer Tucker Fuller, choreographers Ann Glaviano and Meryl Murman, and producer Jana Fredricks. He has received fellowships and awards from Bard College and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He has developed new plays in collaboration with Skin Horse Theater, Lux et Umbra, New Georges, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, and MFA students at Columbia University. Recent assistant directing credits include Uncle Vanya (dir. Kim Kerfoot) and Waiting (dir. Anne Cecilia Haney). He is a contributing author at Culturebot and TDF Stages magazines. Ned is an MFA Dramaturgy candidate at Columbia University.
NATAŠA ANTULOV (Dramaturg)
Nataša Antulov studied performance dramaturgy at the University of Zagreb’s Academy of Dramatic Art. She is the resident dramaturge at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, and at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. Nataša works as a director, dramaturge and author on numerous theatre and film projects. She is a member and co-founder of the Croatian theatre company, Muzak.