A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day follows a group of friends variously gathered in the Berlin apartment of Agnes Eggling as they collectively navigate the Weimar Republic's dissolution and Nazi party's meteoric rise between January 1933-October 1934. 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 settings in both Bath and Bristol (South West premier). This production featured the work of American, British, and German collaborators animated by Kushner's text 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 BAE) as well as the work of C.C. Kellogg (director/set), Alexander Latham (lights), Gates Torrey (sound/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.