Lulu XX

Wax factory NYC

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At the turn of the 20th century, German playwright Frank Wedekind imagined Lulu, an elusive heroine as puzzling and indestructible as his relentless search for quintessence of the “other” sex. As complex as the pandemonium of female archetypes invented throughout history, she manifested herself as the definitive embodiment of the eternal strife to reconcile the worlds of male and female genders.  At the turn of the 21st century – in 1999 – having just co-founded WaxFactory, Ivan Talijancic and Erika Latta, turned their attention to LULU, as their first formal collaboration. While their initial investigation was presented as a work-in-progress in New York, the work had officially premiered and toured overseas only. 

In 2019, WaxFactory celebrates its 20th anniversary with LULU XX, a new cross-media performance, devised by the company’s co-founders. Our production, inspired by Wedekind’s timeless female protagonist, challenges the idolatry and misogyny of the male gaze in artistic representation of women, exposing its conflicting tendencies. Inspired by the momentum of feminist protest, we revisit the unapologetic heroine, asking new questions about agency, representation and violence in the contemporary world.

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WaxFactory is a New York based multidisciplinary performance group dedicated to exploring a multiplicity of theatrical visions. Its founding members have developed and continue to nurture a hybrid approach, based on unconventional narrative styles, original dramaturgy, visual and physical rigor, technological experimentation, and site-specific work; and are committed to ensemble creations and international collaborations.

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