Attempts on her Life
by Martin Crimp
University of California, Berkeley 2011
DIRECTOR: Scott Wallin
SOUND DESIGN: Alexander Kort
LIGHTING DESIGN: David K.H. Elliot
COSTUME DESIGN: Cassondra Walsh
Attempts to describe her? Attempts to destroy her? Or attempts to destroy herself? Is Anne the object of violence? Or its terrifying practitioner? Martin Crimp’s groundbreaking play, considered “an attempt at biographical fiction for the stage in the age of its very impossibility,” asks whether identities are the product of our own doing or stem from other’s views and needs. In doing so, it explores our expectations and boundaries of theatrical representation itself.