Published in 1604, but written a decade earlier by famed and provocative playwright Christopher Marlowe, "The Tragicall History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" is known as one of the most controversial works of theater of all time. Over 4 hundred years later, Kipuka Theater strives to once again bring this theatrical piece to the artistic community with a completely new experimental twist. Taking inspiration from six of the world’s most innovative theatrical alchemists, FaustX
creates a ritual to not only take the audience on a mind-bending journey through the life and death of Dr. Faustus, but lead the actors and creators down a dark, cruel and ever-changing path.
It began with an experiment. Who would join? What would they do? Why would they come? For the last four months, Kipuka Theater
has incubated this work by collaborating with fellow artists, reinterpreting this classic tale, and theory-crafting while utilizing selected historic theatrical experimenters to renew the tune of old controversy. All shows and preparation will be live-streamed for FREE to the online public. The live-stream will begin at 5:45pm, approximately 2 ¼ hours before curtain. For more information, visit www.FaustX.com
where you will find in-depth forum discussions, videos of all rehearsals, audition information, and details about the cast and creative team.
About the Company: Kipuka Theater
In 2005, four graduating artists and friends from the University of Hawaii at Manoa came together to form Kipuka Theater. Since then, our members have gone on to continue their studies and the creation of theater art in both Hawaii and in
New York. Focusing on art that is mindful of its environmental and cultural impact, we aim to push many of the boundaries that have been set by the theater community. KipukaTheater.com
was officially created in January 2012 as a way of archiving and strengthening the work of original members and inspiring new artists to join our creative forum.
Kipuka Theater is the source for new beginnings and we are a company of artists dedicated to the alchemy of art through the sharing of ideas and skills that contribute to our work. We are a not-only-for-profit “community's theater” that aims to showcase an art form that is designed by inspiration, innovation and artist support, and all for the purpose of igniting public ideas and movements through our progressive theatrical forum.