by Edward Albee
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 1m, 1f
Unapologetically flamboyant, New York sculptor Louise Nevelson's life was one marked by intrepid artistic triumphs as well as deep inner turmoil. In Edward Albee's Occupant, both her public accomplishments and private emotional conflicts are thoroughly examined by an unnamed interviewer who questions the posthumous Nevelson with an unabashed scrutiny.
"Occupant bows its head in awe and gratitude before the mysterious force of will that allows great artists to be...The play touches on themes that echo throughout Mr. Albee's work: the unreliability of memory, the chimerical nature of language and particularly the alchemical brew of truth and illusion" (to borrow a much-used pair of words from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) by which people define themselves." - The New York Times, Read More
"Mr. Albee's expert characterization...practically raises Nevelson from the dead. Mr. Albee paints a riveting portrait. Occupant may be a straightforward valentine, but it's a valentine to an extraordinarily complex and vivid personality." - The New York Sun
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: $125 per performance
- Time Period: Not Applicable
- Duration: 75 Minutes
- Additional Features: No intermission
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
THE MAN - 40s; pleasant.
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors
Edward Albee’s Occupant was first produced by the Signature Theater Company at the Peter Norton Space in New York City on June 5, 2008.