Ficker uses Big Art Group’s Real Time Film technique of live video projection and split second-choreography to examine the image of violence in this second part of the RTF trilogy. In Flicker,  two “movies” collide into each other and bleed onto a single screen. In one narrative, voyeurism and softcore sadomasochism spin out of control, while the B-story follows a group of city friends who find themselves lost in a wilderness that turns mythic and murderous. As the two films intersect, a dark tale of disjunction emerges, exploring the need to comprehend the irreality of death and the everyday presence of violence. A comedy.


Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson
Direction/Set/Video: Caden Manson
Sound/Music: Jemma Nelson
Text: Jemma Nelson with Caden Manson and Rebecca Sumner Burgos

Produced by Big Art Group and Diane White

Performed by: Amy Miley, Linsey Bostwick, Rebecca Sumner Burgos, David Commander, Cary Curran, Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Willie Mullins, Jeff Randall, Tommy Lonardo, Justin Christopher, and Jon Norman Schneider

Assistant Director: Linsey Bostwick
Lighting Design: Jared Klein
Costume Design: Kim Gill and Nini Hu
Movement Trainer: Amy Miley



Creation History:

In Motion Festival (Barcelona, Spain)
REDCAT (Los Angeles, CA USA)
Teatro Central (Sevilla, Spain)
VEO Festival (Valencia, Spain)
Teatro Canovas (Málaga, Spain)
Teatro Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
Teatro La Fenice (Senigallia, Italy)
Trafó (Budapest, Hungary)
STUK (Leuven, Belgium)

New Territories Festival (Glasgow, Scotland)
Emilia Romagna Teatro (Modena, Italy)
Sommerszene Festival (Salzburg, Austria)

The Via Festival (Maubeuge, France)
Inteatro Polverigi (Polverigi, Italy)
Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Zurich, Switzerland)
La Bâtie-Festival de Genève (Geneva, Switzerland)
De (internatonale) Keuze van de Rotterdamse Schouwburg (Rotterdam, Netherlands)
Le Vie de Festival (Rome, Italy)
SpielArt Festival (Munich, Germany)
Hebbel Theater (Berlin, Germany)
Mettre en Scène (Rennes, France)

Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France)
Festival d’Automne (Paris, France)
Théâtre de Lorient (Brittany, France)
Performance Space 122 (NYC, USA)


“The theatre of images for the new century is born: rapid, without concessions, violent and consuming itself at 100 miles an hour.” – Le Télégramme

“No description of “Flicker,” is likely to convey its ragged, witty lunacy.” – New York Times

“intriguingly unique and original… it’s unlike anything else in town.” – New York Post

“Wave of the future” – Time Out

“Thoughtfully designed and sharply executed, director Caden Manson’s production reasserts his claim as downtown’s new best thing.” – City Search

“…a breakneck immediacy that feels very contemporary.” – Village Voice

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