I Love Dick

Directed and Adapted by Casey Llewellyn from the book by Chris Kraus

Barnard College, May 2009

Slide and Costume by Design Elizabeth Richardson
Lighting Design by Kati Fitzgerald
Stage Managed by Rachel Karp
Asst. Stage Managed by Lizzy Poleski

with
Meghan Coppoletti as Chris
Nahuel Telleria as Sylvere
and
Ashley Butler, Maya De La Rosa Cohen, Maggie Embick and Jennifer Stepanyk as Chorus

In the book that Kraus refers to as "setting out to solve the problem of heterosexuality," I Love Dick, Chris Kraus falls in love with her husband’s acquaintance, Dick, and the two begin to write love letters to him together. The letters span the breadth from their hilarious whiney feelings and boring records of their daily activities to fiery and articulate political analysis and art criticism. In the piece, Chris' journey is put in the context of a chorus of young women who each interpret it differently and involve themselves in the performance of it in their own ways. The piece explores the relationship between love and performance, gender and authority, art and lived experience. In creating the piece, the performers and creative team each put forth their individual takes on Kraus' inspiring and unique text.