Nosferatu

1985–1991/2017
Theater

About the Production

Nosferatu is an interdisciplinary performance piece that combines elements of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 classic vampire film and original text, choreography, sound and mask work. The production examines Reagan-era America at the dawn of the AIDS epidemic. Set in a modern upscale apartment, Nosferatu portrays the lives of a shallow, affluent couple and their friends who are unaware of the changing world around them. Nosferatu was inspired by Walter Abish's novel How German is It? Nosferatu is akin to Edgar Allan Poe's Masque of the Red Death in which the plague is in the midst of decadent revelers without them being aware of it.

Production Team And Cast

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, APRIL 1991

Conceived and Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Lighting Design

Howard Thies

Set Design

Miguel Lopez-Castillo

Projection Design

Jan Hartley

Costume Design

Carol Ann Pelletier

Production Coordinator

Sue Jane Stoker

Masks and Props

Marion Appel

Cast

Robert Babb, John Fleming, Brian Hallas, Jeannie Hutchins, Dan Hurlin and Louise Smith

LA MAMA E.T.C., FEBRUARY 1985

Conceived and Written by

Ping Chong, in collaboration with the cast

Directed by

Ping Chong

Assistant Directors

Dennis Giacomo and Joh Fleming

Lighting Design

Blu

Sound Design

Ping Chong, Phil Lee and Brian Hallas

Set Design

Anguss Moss

Audio and Visual Design

Jan Hartley

Costume Design

Mel Carpenter

Masks and Props

Debby Cohen

Technical Director

Anguss Moss

Special Effect Slide Photography

Paul Sharratt

Film Slide Photography

David Greary

Cast

R.W. Babb, Dan Hurlin, Louise Smith, Jeannie Hutchins, Michael Duffy, John Fleming, Barbara Chang, Dennis Giacomo and Debby Cohen

VIRGINIA TECH, OCTOBER 2017

Conceived, Written and Directed by

Ping Chong

Movement Coach

Cara Rawling

Voice Coach

Natasha Staley

Set Design

Randy Ward

Associate Set Design

Nia Perez-Vera

Projection Design

Nia Perez-Vera and Claire Jesse

Scenic Charge

Stefnie Cerny

Prop Design

Lauren Chilton

Costume Design

Alison Owen

Costume Design Assistant

Jamie Lindsay

Lighting Design

John Ambrosone

Sound Design

Joe Court

Technical Director

Chris Russo

Production Manager

Kate Murphy

Stage Manager

Kate Handzlik

Assistant Stage Manager

Talisha Mack

Performance History

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, APRI 1991

Premiere

Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA (April 1991)

Tours

La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (December 1991)

LA MAMA, FEBRUARY 1985

Premiere

La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (February 1985)

Tours

Illusion Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (February 1987)

VIRGINIA TECH, OCTOBER 2017


Premiere

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (October 2017)

Partners

La MaMa E.T.C.

Related Media