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  • Blackout

    Genre : Theater

    Production : Theatre Company DO

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    Director : I-hyang Dong

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    Contact : I-hyang Dong

    Premiere : 2018 Main hall, Daehakro arts

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    Tour Size : 11

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Program Information

An irregular worker, a nameless actors, a Vietnam veteran, a homeless.
For them, 'Blackout' is not a theatrical term.
It is the language of everyday life.
Their life without light. We look into their gesture in the darkness.​

About Performance

〈Blackout〉 is a play about the gap between daily life and drama. The darkness of life between the stories of the crossed characters is the image of this piece. Ji-hye Lee is a non-regular worker who is overwhelmed by anxiety and often comforts herself with luxury bags. Min is an unknown actor who fights against 'non-self.' H, a veteran who faced many deaths in war, recalls the appearance of his daughter who was forced by Ji-hye Lee to commit suicide. Meanwhile, a homeless man wanders around the theater lobby. They go back and forth between the theater and the lobby, their homes, and tangle with their desires.

This is a play written by the International Residency of the Royal Court Theater in the UK in 2010. At the time, It was acclaimed thanks to its in-depth portrayal of the characters, beautiful language and use of very dramatic yet unfamiliar images. And 〈Blackout〉, which was premiered in 2018, utilizes a variety of imaging equipment to trace the inner world through each person’s intangible darkness. We face 'ourselves' in someone’s face filling the screen and face 'our world' in the screen full of various gestures.​ 


The Trace of the Airstrip Blackout
This work, "The New Generation of the Year," which was created in 2017, unfolds the stories of forgotten people in Korea’s modern history, dealing with the universal theme of identity loss and existential anxiety. The work fits its title, using a projector, CCTV, thermal infrared camera, etc. appropriately based on the "darkness" on stage.
Seo-hyun Yoon / Korean drama / Spring 2018


Question about Boundaries, Re-Examination of the Theater
The Army of the Extreme Duo is a play that reflects all boundaries. The play’s characters are constantly confident of solving big and small problems: whether they are going to buy a bag or not or whether a cat is alive or dead. Those who are not confident sink into the darkness. In a situation where light and darkness, daily life and plays, the stage and audience, transgressors and observers turn around, the audience drifts into anxiety and confusion that dominate the stage. At the end, the drama asks about the meaning of living and acting.
Ji-na Jeon / Performance and Review / Spring 2018


2017  Arts Council Korea 'New Year's' Selection / Korea, Seoul

2010  RCT International Residency / UK

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Company Information

Creator / Artist

Theatre Company DO was founded to discover a more authentic and unique theater language. The theater tries to connect the scenes of contemporary reality and the unreal scenes of plays and sew them again. Imagination is our power to empathize with others. For us, the body and language mediate the essence of this age and the nature of the theater. So contemporary life leads to the 'unreal scenes' of the theater, and we want to learn a little more about how to live in this age. Our masterpieces are 〈Sad Beast〉, 〈Floating Land〉, 〈Keep It It It In the Closet〉 and 〈Almost Electra〉.

Promotion Information
  • Tour Size : 11 (Performers : 6 / Staff : 5)
  • Duration : 90
  • Stage Size : Width 9m, Depth 10m, Height 8m ()
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