top of page

The Gas Heart

Reed College Black Box Theatre, Dec. 1-3, 2017


Written by Tristan Tzara, Directed by Jake Gonnella

A modern production of Tristan Tzara's 1920 Dada masterpiece, this was Jake Gonnella's senior directing thesis, exploring how a director maintains audience engagement when working with abstracted and non-narrative scripts. The Gas Heart featured a deconstruct-able set, which the actors moved throughout the show, heightened make up and costume reminiscent of the cubist design of the 1920s, and rapidly shifting lights and music, all designed to keep the audience entertained and awestruck. 

bottom of page