SEASON 25 | JANUARY 2014
Devised and created by the Ensemble
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson
Presented by Gale Theatre Company & The VORTEX
Chapin and Alexander “impressively give their bodies to the performance...incredibly human” - The Nola Defender
Straight from a hit run at the 2013 New Orleans Fringe festival, Gale Theatre Company teams up with The VORTEX to bring Austin its newest devised work, W.K.
W.K. is a play about love--it's about your first love and mine. Driven by movement, this pop culture collage follows a 7-year romance from beginning to end. Filled with swing dancing, karaoke, sex, revenge, and lots of kissing, W.K. asks the question: how does your first love change you and can you ever return to the way you were before?
Taking place over 7 years, we witness the ecstatic beginnings of love and eventual deterioration of intimacy between our two main characters, Willie and Kathy. As their relationship progresses, Willie & Kathy find themselves no longer able to speak to with one another. As their communication drops away, the body becomes the main instrument for dialogue, creating a world of sharp changes and deep misunderstanding.
W.K. features the music of the local award-winning band, Mobley. Mobley is the nom de plume of frontman Anthony Watkins II, a songwriter/producer whose work has been featured in commercials, trailers, films, and on HBO’s “True Blood”.
Aaron Alexander and Celina Chapin.
Directed by Katherine Wilkinson. Choreography by Celina Chapin. Dramaturgy and Scenic Design by Zoey Cane Beylea and Sarah Loucks. Video by Zoey Cane Beylea. Media Design by Ra’chel Lowery. Devised and created by the Gale Theatre Company ensemble.
This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.