Oh What War Mallory Catlett
Made possible by funds from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, Jerome Foundation, the Peg Santvoord Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Swing Space, a program of LMCC, generously supported by September 11th Fund. Project Space was donated by the Rudin Management. Development made possible in part by: a residency at the Digital Performance Institute, Swing Space - a program of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, generously supported by September 11th Fund, Chashama, The Harry Ransom Research Center in Austin, TX, Abrons Arts Center & Materials for the Arts. Production design support for the final production will be provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Foundation.
Oh What War played from September 10th to October 4th, 2008 in the Mainstage Theatre.
About the show
A fantasy of flagrant disobedience, Oh What War is an underground entertainment performed by a band of deserters stuck in No Man's Land. Their scavenged video battlefield is a mash-up of mud, noise, history and song that zeroes in on the great war machine that holds us captive.
Oh What War, an original Juggernaut Theater production, is directed by Mallory Catlett in collaboration with musical director/composer Lisa Dove, video artist Zbigniew Bzymek, designer Peter Ksander and writer Jason Craig.
- “Lurid, feverish and powerful”
- — NYTimes
- “A thrilling, complicated, and thought-provoking multimedia [work]”
- — Nytheatre.com
- “A sensory coup that is best experienced by letting it simply wash over you”
- — CurtainUp