Production History; Since 1972
Antero Alli, writer/director/producer (unless otherwise noted)
A TURBULENCE OF MUSES... a symbolist ritual performed by eight players
representing diverse aspects of one entity, the poet Rimbaud, undergoing a
the systematic derangement of all the senses towards the creation of poetry.
Is this a ritual disguised as theatre or theatre disguised as a ritual ?
Or an avant garde extraterrestrial poetry slam?
"Requiem for a Friend" (2005)
Rainer Maria Rilke's "REQUIEM FOR A FRIEND"
Intermedia Performance Ritual incoporating Rilke's text (circa 2005)
Leah Kahn, Sylvi Alli, Felecia Faulkner, Paradox Pollack, Nick Walker, Lee Vogt, Antero Alli
A reprise of the 1990 paratheatrical treatment of Rilke's lyrical lament as a live performance
ritual which was filmed and incorporated into "Rilke's Requiem" a feature dv-film. Translated by
Stephen Mitchell. Music by Sean Blosl and Songs as Vehicles. ParaTheatrical ReSearch.
May 21, 22, 28, 29, 2005. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley .
"Songs as Vehicles" (2004)
"SONGS AS VEHICLES": Winter Solstice Performance Ritual
Towards the embodiment of songs in a cross-cultural context
Ten vocal performers work for three months on one song each, chosen from their ancestral
culture, towards their ritualistic embodiment in solos, duets, trios, quartets, quintets, and
mass cacophonies. Performers and their ancestral sources: Lily Nova (France), Julian Simeon
(Philippines), Olga Kupriyanova (Bulgaria), Gary Belanoff (Russia), Antero Alli (Finland),
Sylvi Alli (Deep South, USA), Linda Rose (Sicily), JoJo Razor (Scotland), Robin Coomer
(Ireland), and Nick Walker (Autism). Dec. 20, 2004. Finnish Brotherhood Hall, Berkeley.
Audio document recorded (CD)
"Orphans of Delirium " (2004)
"ORPHANS OF DELIRIUM"
Paratheatrical performance rites incorporating Coleridge's "Kubla Khan"
An actor drifts through reveries of an absinthe binge that erupts in a bevy of ritualistic dreams
where aspects of his psyche materialize before him. PARADOX POLLACK, SERENE ZLOOF, ALASKA
YAMADA, BRIAN LIVINGSTON, NICK WALKER, GABRIEL, JULIAN SIMEON, DESMONDE DAISY, ADAM
PALERMO, JUSTIN PALERMO, JAKOB BOKULICH. Live music by SYLVI ALLI. Text also by Paradox
Pollack. Video document recorded. ParaTheatrical ReSearch. March 2004, Berkeley & SF
from "Hungry Ghosts of Albion " (1999)
"HUNGRY GHOSTS OF ALBION"
Two-act Intermedia Dream Play
Two lovers attempt to make a short film based on a monologue from Chekhov's "The Sea Gull."
When they sleep at night, the ghosts of William Blake and Isaac Newton appear in their dreams;
when Blake and Newton sleep, they dream the lovers awake. Meanwhile two mythic archetypes,
Anima and Daemon, intervene and orchestrate the dreamers into a ritual of mystical union.
Neil Howard, Dan Wilson, Gary Barth, Sylvia Burboeck, Nick Walker, Deanna Anderson.
With additional text by William Blake and Isaac Newton. Video document recorded.
Live music by SYLVI ALLI. ParaTheatrical ReSearch & Vertical Pool, May 1999, S.F.
from "Hungry Ghosts" (1998)
Two-act Intermedia Dream Play
with sean john walsh, Jennifer Pratt and Kevin Haggerty, Ed Byrne.
ParaTheatrical ReSearch workshop production; May 1998, Seattle WA
(Video document recorded)
"MASS OF THE ICONOCLASTS"
Winter Solstice performance ritual
with Stephen Pitts, Richard Bradshaw, Camille Hildebrandt, Steven Miller,
Gavin Greene, & others. Video document recorded. ParaTheatrical ReSearch;
Oct-Dec 1992, Masonic Temple, and The Weathered Wall, Seattle WA
from "Archaic Community " (1991)
"ARCHAIC COMMUNITY "
Paratheatre Experiment/Video Document
with Richard Bradshaw, Camille Hildebrandt, Steven Miller, Kenny Telesco,
Gavin Greene, Julian Simeon, Troy Skeels & others. Video document recorded.
Music by Sylvi Alli. ParaTheatrical ReSearch; Fall 1991, Masonic Temple Seattle WA
from "Requiem for a Friend" (1990)
"REQUIEM FOR A FRIEND"
Performance ritual incorporating poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
with Jadina Lilian, Sylvi Pickering, Camille Hildebrandt and Kia Sian; Kara Amundson, cello
Rilke's tribute to friend and artist, Paula Modersohn-Becker, in the wake of her sudden death
stemming from childbirth complications. Text by Rilke translated by Stephen Mitchell. Music by
Sylvi Alli. Video document recorded. ParaTheatrical ReSearch. Oct. 1990. Bell Gallery, Seattle.
"CROSSING THE WATER"
Performance ritual incorporating poetry of Sylvia Plath
Antero Alli, Camille Hildebrandt, Richard Bradshaw, Steven Miller, Gavin Green
(ParaTheatrical ReSearch; Spring 1990, Wonderful World of Art Gallery, Seattle)
Performance ritual inspired by the Myth of Orpheus and Eurydice
Created & performed by Antero Alli & Camille Hildebrandt. Music by Sylvi Alli
(ParaTheatrical ReSearch; Autumn 1989, Victoria BC/Seattle/Portland/Berkeley/Santa Cruz)
Dreaming Phases for Lovers
a 2-act play based on archetypes of the "anima" and "animus"
Antero Alli, Leesanne Modine, Marc Sabin, Molly Dwyer, Julian Simeon,
Cedrus Monte. Directed w/Marc Sabin. Executive producer, Cathleen O'Connell.
Theatre 23. Jan/Feb. 1983 (Cinnabar Theatre, Petaluma; Studio Eremos,
S.F. Helen Schoeni Theatre in Mendocino)
"WHERE I ?"
Mimetic treatment of Robinson Jeffers' poetry
with Antero Alli, Jacob Shefa and Johanna Modisette.
Barbara Rose Shuler, recitalist; Peter Metcalf, cellist
(Point Blank Mime Troupe; Spring 1982, Carmel CA)
Two-act Alchemical Mystery Play
A writer's night dreams force a confrontation between his craft
and pending fatherhood. with Carole Swann, Harvey Wasserman,
Ben DiGregorio, Theresa Laferriere, Antero Alli.
(The Chamber Theatre Troupe; 1978, Berkeley).
"SONGS OF INNOCENCE & EXPERIENCE"
Performance ritual utilizing William Blake's poetry
with Leslie Mahler, Antero Alli, Ben DiGregorio, Theresa Laferriere
(The Chamber Theatre Troupe; 1978, Berkeley)
"CORONATION AT STILLNIGHT"
Two-Act Play inspired by Dante's "Divine Comedy" (utilizing choir)
In his dreams, a man unexpectedly discovers he has passed away and about to
be judged in his afterlife. with Antero Alli, Ben DiGregorio, Theresa Laferriere,
Sima Wolf, Terri Shell, David Cohen, John Rock (The Chamber Theatre Troupe;
November 1977, Berkeley/Crown Hall, Mendocino)
A 3-Act Poem Play by e.e.cummings
Paul Townsend, Antero Alli, Dan Risko, Sima Wolf, Mary Forcade
and many others (1976, Mendocino Art Center Theatre)
A Full-length Mime Play with Music and Accompanying Text
Seven mute characters portray aspects of one psyche interacting within
itself and and unravelling in the wake of a series of outside interruptions.
Antero Alli, Brian Wasserman, Julie B. Oak, Leigh Lightfoot, Sima Wolf.
(Spring 1975, Berkeley; Mendocino Art Center Theatre)
DUDESHEEP THEATRE COMPANY
Experimental theatre company living and working communally in
a downtown Oakland mansion. Performances included Jean-Claude van
Itallie's "The Serpent" (directed by Ric Montejano) and adaptations of
"Tibetan Book of the Dead". With Dale Fast, Judith Kangar, Dean Webb,
Antero Alli, Bruce Sorensen, David Luddington & others. (1972-73, Oakland & SF)