The Emperor of Atlantis
By Viktor Ullmann
Director: Polly Graham
Company/Venue: Loud Crowd at Bold Tendencies
Photos: The Other Richard
Victor Ulmann wrote this piece while captive in the Terezin concentration camp. Director Polly Graham and I wanted to pay respects to him and the victims of Terezin, while also conveying an urgent message about the increasingly oppressive and racist regimes we are seeing rise today.
For the design, I wanted to avoid any direct or literal representation of Terezin, but instead portray a more universal and timeless wasteland and place of despair.