A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day follows an intimate circle of Berliners variously gathered in the apartment of Agnes Eggling between January 1933-October 1934. As the group collectively navigates the Weimar Republic's dissolution and Nazi party's meteoric rise, the Berlin timescape is periodically interrupted by Zillah, an American woman living in Reagan-era New York with a mounting sense of political dread. Invulnerable Nothings presented A Bright Room Called Day through special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. and The Gersh Agency in site specific apartment stagings in both Bath and Bristol for the text’s South West premier. This production featured the work of American, British, and German collaborators animated by Kushner's play in a post-Brexit, post-Trump context.
A Bright Room Called Day featured Jaclyn Bethany as Zillah Katz, Geraldine Brennan*/ Anna Christian* as Die Alte, Katherine Hipkiss* as Agnes Eggling, Daniel Lewis-Jones* as Emil Traum/Gottfried Swetts, Ryan Mellish* as Gregor Bazwald, Aimee Pollock* as Annabella Gtochling, Tamara Ritthaler* as Rosa Malek, Derekk Ross* as Vealtninc Husz, and Charlotte Turner-McMullan* as Paulinka Erdnuss (*appearing courtesy of British Actor’s Equity) as well as the work of C.C. Kellogg (director/set), Alexander Latham (lighting/ projection), Gates Torrey (sound design/original composition), and Emma Wollenskey (costumes/set).
Special thanks to 44AD Gallery, Niklas Aarre, Roger Apfelbaum, The Bath Fringe Festival, Bath Spa Live!, The Curfew Inn, Samuel De La Torre, The Milk Bar, Daniel Murphy, Theatre Bath, Theatre Bristol, and Vintage to Vogue.