Faust, The Anatomy of a Disease
In 2019, kloetzel&co. began examining the character of Faust as a cautionary icon for present times. The work unsettles a classic tale via contemporary performance modalities by employing a heavily adapted/devised text based on Johann von Goethe’s Faust (Parts I and II). Building on the metaphor of waste as an inevitable byproduct of our current economic, cultural, and political systems, Faust, The Anatomy of a Disease pointedly highlights incessant production as a malady that may have devastating and irreversible consequences for human existence.
Part I of Faust, The Anatomy of a Disease premiered as part of the Professional Series at the University of Calgary with performers Jocelyn H. Leiver and Melanie Kloetzel.