Death! and the act of living Kym Bernazky & William Cook
About This Show
Michel de Montaigne once said, ‘To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.’ This show takes Montaigne’s fearless perspective into the theater. We invite the audience to journey with us on an exploration of life’s ultimate reality: death. Through movement, music, text, and humor, we awaken the audience and ask them to reconsider mortality. Laugh, cry, whatever. Walk away without fear of death.
about the artists
Kym Bernazky was the artistic director of Six Characters from 1997 to 2008. Kym studied with SITI Company. Kym read to pigeons at Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread at The Armory. William and Kym presented their first two-person collaboration, MEDEA BLITZ, at Dixon Place Spring 2015. Her one-woman show Shambles was presented at Dixon Place 01/16. Also, in 2016, Kym tested The Show with Nothing In It at Triskelion’s Never Before, Never Again Fest. She was last seen at The Chashama Gala in 2017, presenting a reimagining of Plasticland, her theatrical installation about the great pacific garbage patch.
William Cook has worked in local, regional, and professional theaters throughout the country. He studied with SITI Company, Odin Teatret, Shakespeare & Co., as well as at various acting/performance studios in NYC, Washington, and Los Angeles. He recently performed at the Brick with Superhero Clubhouse, in PLUTO, No Longer a Play. William and Kym presented their first two-person collaboration, MEDEA BLITZ, at Dixon Place in Spring 2015. William is currently exploring playwriting: right now, he’s working on a play about interstellar travel and cloning.