Event Information
Dreck Productions Presents
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 through Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dirt continues its U.S. premiere. A powerful, mesmerizing play about racism and the havoc it wreaks upon the human soul.

Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Outstanding Actor Award - FringeNYC 07'

"See this show!!!" - NYTheatre

"Riveting" - Time Out

"Stunning" - Back Stage (Critic's Pick)

"I start with the premise that the war was important. Even necessary. When one compares the pictures of the great American cities with the pictures of our cities. The pictures of the beautiful people with pale skin. Then the war has meaning. That's the premise I start with."
- Dirt excerpt

Dirt is a 75 minute monologue. Sad is its narrator. A desperately alienated illegal immigrant from Iraq, Sad lives on the fringes of Western society. He confronts xenophobia, latent racism, and ethnocentrism as he peddles roses to eke out an existence. Issues of identity, anti-foreign sentiment, and self-worth are brought hauntingly to life through the character's disturbing pychological self-portrait. Sad's gripping, heart-wrenching monologue by Austrian novelist and playwright Robert Schneider is as highly relevant today in New York city in 2008 as it was in Vienna where it was published over 15 years ago.

Originally performed in German, Dirt was the most performed solo show in Austria, Germany and Switzerland in the mid 90's and the leading European theater magazine Theater Heute awarded Robert Schneider Best New Playwright Of The Year. Dirt is currently having its U.S. premiere and Austrian/American actor Christopher Domig was awarded the Outstanding Actor Award for his performance while New York critics rave calling Dirt "Riveting", "Stunning", and "Powerful".

With the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Dirt will continue its U.S. premiere in April 2008.

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.