The Emperor of Atlantis

By Viktor Ullmann

September 2018

Director: Polly Graham

Company/Venue: Loud Crowd at Bold Tendencies

Photos: The Other Richard

The Emperor of Atlantis

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.