DEBAUCHERS

A NEW LUCIANI'S ABSOLUTE THEATER PRODUCTION

"DEBAUCHERS"

LUCIANI’S ABSOLUTE THEATER production of “DEBAUCHERS” is a sensory-somatic theatrical exploration of art aroused by sexuality; a celebration of life without limits. An inspiring and uninhibited exhibition of portraits of real and fictional risk-taking-individuals who aroused by their lust for life, have transcended and lived their lives to their fullest by defying morality, good-and-evil, right-and-wrong or any other socially imposed limitation. This production is devised through a collaborative process between the actors and director, and reflects their own transcendence and struggles with labels related to gender, sexual orientation: gay, straight, bisexual, etc., predisposed concepts of love, relationships and imposed concepts of morality.

 

PRESS RELEASE
LUCIANI’S ABSOLUTE THEATER PRESENTS
“DEBAUCHERS: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 2017
NEW DEVISED SENSORY-SOMATIC PRODUCTION
Press Contact: Guido Luciani
gluciani@lucianiabsolutetheater.com

West Hollywood, CA (May 28, 2017) – Luciani’s Absolute Theater “DEBAUCHERS”, winner of City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride Festival scholarship, makes its world premiere as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. This devised sensory-somatic theater production will run, for five performances only, at The Actors Company (The Little Theater), 916 N. Formosa Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046, June 2nd – 24th.

“DEBAUCHERS” is a sensory-somatic theatrical exploration of art aroused by sexuality; a celebration of life without limits. An inspiring and uninhibited exhibition of portraits of real and fictional risk-taking-individuals who aroused by their lust for life, have transcended and lived their lives to their fullest by defying morality, good-and-evil, right-and-wrong or any other socially imposed limitations. The Bare Characters: The Muse, The Artist and The Murderer represent three different stages in the transcendence process of a creative mind, perhaps The Third; a narrator-like character who acts as a totem or link between the stage plane and the audience or collective plane. Unlike the Masks, which are theatrical fabrications the three actors assume and take on throughout the play, the Bare Characters are unmasked, exposing the actors playing them rather than concealing them. This production is devised through a collaborative process between the actors and director, and reflects their own process and struggles with limitations and labels related to gender, sexual orientation: gay, straight, bisexual, etc., predisposed concepts of love, relationships and imposed concepts of morality.

“DEBAUCHERS” is part of Luciani’s Absolute Theater‘s Sensetorm and The Sensetorm Project, a multidisciplinary arts proposal in pursue of individual and collective enlightenment through the sensory-somatic awakening of the creative fire and the transcending and healing powers of art. Guido Luciani is the Artistic Director of both Luciani’s Absolute Theater and The Sensetorm Project and the deviser of the Absolute Theater Technique and the Luciani’s Resonance Technique for the performing arts.

Conceived and Directed by: Guido Luciani

June 2, 10 and 17 Performances:
Devised and Written by: Carlos Finlay and Guido Luciani
Performed by: Carlos Finlay, Guido Luciani and Juan David Sarmiento
June 23 and 24 Performances:
Devised and Written by: Guido Luciani
Performed by: Guido Luciani and Juan David Sarmiento

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Friday, June 2 @ 8:30 PM (Preview)
Saturday, June 10 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 17 @ 4:00 PM
Friday, June 23 @ 10:00 PM
Saturday, June 24 @ 5:30 PM

WHERE:
THE ACTORS COMPANY
(THE LITTLE THEATER)
916 N. Formosa Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90046

RUNTIME: 55 minutes
FOR MATURE AUDIENCE (18 and older)
NO LATE SEATING

TICKETS:
www.debauchers.com or www.hff17.com/4426
$12 (General Admission)
$11 (Community Admission)
$10 (Participants Admission)
ATTENTION: MEMBERS OF THE PRESS
Please contact Guido Luciani at gluciani@lucianiabsolutetheater.com for comp tickets and further information

Fringe Page: www.debauchers.com
Web Page: www.debauchers.info
Twitter: luciani_latc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucianiabsolutetheater


NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR
INITIATIONS, ARTAUD’S THEATER OF CRUELTY AND TRANSCENDENCE

In a ritual, in order to “transcend”, promote “change” or make the move from the old to the new, the “death”, “destruction” or “sensitizing” of the old is required.  The person initiated, must undergo an intense pain or other sensation to be able to let go of the old and embrace the new.  This is the same principle behind the idea of “destruction” to promote growth, create a clean slate, etc.  and perhaps the concept proposed by Artaud in his Theater of Cruelty.

“In his writings on the Theatre of Cruelty, Artaud points to definitions of both “theatre” and “cruelty” that are separate from their colloquial meanings.  For Artaud, theatre does not merely refer to a staged performance before a passive audience.  The theatre is a practice, which “wakes us up.  Nerves and heart,” and through which we experience, “immediate violent action,” that “inspires us with the fiery magnetism of its images and acts upon us like a spiritual therapeutics whose touch can never be forgotten.”

Similarly, cruelty does not refer to an act of emotional or physical violence.   According to scholar Nathan Gorelick, “Cruelty is, more profoundly, the unrelenting agitation of a life that has become unnecessary, lazy, or removed from a compelling force. The Theatre of Cruelty gives expression to everything that is ‘crime, love, war, or madness’ in order to ‘unforgettably root within us the ideas of perpetual conflict, a spasm in which life is continually lacerated, in which everything in creation rises up and asserts itself against our appointed rank.’ “

This is also idea behind the “initiation” ritual in The Absolute Theater:  in order to achieve “nudity of the soul” and therefore, facilitate “change”, the actors must strip down to a “bare” canvas to make room for the “new” to flourish.  Same applies to the audience.  They also need to be “initiated” and “liberated” from preconceptions before they are ready to accept the proposals made by the actors and the play.  – Guido Luciani

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