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Running Time: 60 Minutes
Members and Partners: $20Full: $25 + fees
Photo by Robin Harris
When award-winning lip sync maestro and intrepid drag fabulist Dickie Beau realized that he might never play Shakespeare’s tragic prince, he decided to turn himself into a human Hamlet mix-tape. He would channel audio recordings of great historical performances of theater's most famous role to “re-member” the ghosts of Hamlet from the past.
Humorous and haunting, Re-Member Me is part documentary theatre, part 21st-century séance adventure through cultural landscapes and a contemporary ghost story. In an ode to the impermanence of personhood and posterity, Beau chronicles the remarkable story behind the greatest Hamlet almost never seen.
A versatile performer, DICKIE BEAU, is best known for breathing new life into the drag tradition of lip synching through distinctive playback performances, as well as winning praise as an actor. He is celebrated for the virtuosity of his work and has received multiple awards, including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award. Dickie plays “cantomime” artist and silent film actor Georges Wagues—the originator of the art of lip synching—in the upcoming feature film Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland, in which he appears alongside Keira Knightley, Denise Gough and Dominic West.
RE-MEMBER ME was first presented by the Almeida Theatre and developed with the support of the National Theatre’s New Work Department, Arts Council England Grants for the Arts, and Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre.
RE-MEMBER ME is presented with support from the British Council.
The “Human Hamlet mixtape” features excerpts from the Hamlets of Sir John Gielgud, John Barrymore, Peter O’Toole & Kenneth Branagh.
THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.
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Created and Performed by Dickie Beau
Collaborator and Director Jan-Willem Van Den Bosch
Lighting Design Marty Langthorne
Stage Manager Naomi Harvey
Special Props Fani Parali
Additional Costumes Provided by The Almeida Theatre, London
Voices by Sir Ian Mckellen (Actor), Sir John Gielgud (Actor), John Wood (former Theatrical Agent), Sir Richard Eyre (Director and former Artistic Director of The Royal National Theatre), Stephen Ashby (former Dresser at The Royal National Theatre), Sean Mathias (Director), Suzanne Bertish (Actress), and John Peter (former Chief Critic of The Sunday Times).
Join us for two panel discussions moderated by Andrew Kircher, Director of the Devised Theater Initiative and Associate Dramaturg, Devised Theater.
Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Panel 1: Janek Turkowski (Margarete) and Dickie Beau (Re-Member Me)
Saturday, January 13, 11:00am Newman Theater
Panel 2: Erik Jensen, Jessica Blank, and Tommy Kriegsmann (How To Be A Rock Critic) and Roger Guenveur Smith and Travis Preston (The Hendrix Project)Sunday, January 14, 11:00amMartinson Hall
Post-Show Discussions - Members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process
The LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.