A.R.T. as part of the Howard Barker Plays Project
13 Objects: Studies in Servitude is a collection of short plays, written by British playwright Howard Barker. On October 21, 2009, his theatre company, The Wrestling School, celebrated its twenty-first birthday with a worldwide festival of his works.
This festival cascaded around the globe, starting in Perth in northern Australia, and ending in Burnaby in western Canada. Barker's plays and poetry were heard in seven languages with more than two hundred performers participating, including the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, England, and the Avatar Repertory Theatre, hosted by Coventry University in Coventry, England.
We were hosted on Coventry University’s sim in Second Life®, where we assembled the sets for these scenes out of pieces of Arcadia Asylum's Slum City and Hobo builds. The build was left open to the public to wander through for a month after the show. Audio was captured during the performances and rehearsals and provided in-world at each set. These audio recordings are preserved here for your listening pleasure.
Download the program (PDF).
Read the original press release.
A Lonely Spade
|First Prisoner||Prospero Frobozz|
|Second Prisoner||Rowan Shamroy|
Cruel Cup Kind Saucer
|Old Woman||Ada Radius|
|Second Man||Dolgoruky Umarov|
|Third Man||Prospero Frobozz|
The Talk of a Toy
|A Queen||Ada Radius|
|First Woman||Rowan Shamroy|
|Second Woman||AvaJean Westland|
|The Girl||MadameThespian Underhill|
Not to Escape Now
The Investor’s Chronicle
|First Lout||AvaJean Westland|
|Second Lout||Persephone Phoenix|
|Third Lout||Rowan Shamroy|
The Hermit’s War with God
|Pale Girl||Mickie Nikolaidis|
|First Poor||Kayden Oconnell|
|Second Poor||Em Jannings|
South of That Place Near
Listen, I’ll Beat You