Unnötige Elektronik Suite
The Unnötige Elektronik Suite is a series of three improvisations inspired by Colin Mark's and Nicholas O'Connor's 2015 play Kittymachine and performed live by Austin Weber during Kittymachine in its inaugural run in the Adams Pool Theater at Harvard University.
Praise and Criticism
"I would even go as far as to say that they epitomized the philosophy of theater ... I have no idea what I watched tonight, and it was not good, but I think they have all earned our respect."
- Harvard Theater Review
"This irreverent new post-art critical piece reconstitutes communist playwright Heiner Müller’s post-modern rewrite of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Die Hamletmaschine (1977), as a pseudo-post-modern rewrite of Cats: The Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1980). While Die Hamletmaschine uses the lens of one of the most prominent European theatrical works that came before it to critically examine East German political culture, Kittymachine uses the lens of one of the most prominent European theatrical works published after Die Hamletmaschine to critically examine the void left behind by post-modernism, the consumerist-capitalist culture of the West End and Broadway that created Cats: The Musical, and the integrity of art itself."
- Colin Mark, playwrite