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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

  • All seven continents are represented in the festival.
  • Fifteen countries are represented in the festival.
  • Eighteen cities are represented in the festival.
  • Twenty-five CRY HAVOC-developed plays are being performed as part of the festival.
  • More than 100 artists are involved in the festival.
  • The festival kicks off on November 1 with readings of three CRY HAVOC-developed plays at the Rothera Research Station of the British Antarctic Survey.
  • Plays in the festival are being performed in English, Norwegian, Hungarian, and Latin.
  • Ten plays are making world premieres as part of the festival.
  • Three of these plays will be making their world premieres simultaneously in more than one city and more than one language on the same evening.
  • CRY HAVOC is teaming with Tokyo actor Yu Shibuya for a production of The Spaceship Lands on Christmas by Sydney Painter with the two-actor play being performed by actors on two continents interacting via video transmission, with live audiences on each continent.
  • The animated short screenplay Nest for the Holidays by Jenny Kirlin – about an ornate fruit dove homesick for her native Indonesia – is being presented as a live performance in Indonesia by students at the Jakarta International School.
  • CRY HAVOC’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie, is traveling to Oslo, Norway to direct three Norwegian-language translations of CRY HAVOC-developed plays for Theater Dramadrivhuset. No, he does not speak Norwegian.
  • The festival closes on November 30 with simultaneous evenings of plays from CRY HAVOC’s annual holiday play collections at Ithaca College and at CRY HAVOC in New York City.