of every D13 project is tailored to the nature
of the texts at hand and the conceptual and aesthetic
intentions of participating artists.
a project's starting point is text-based. A selected
play, novel or found text is read at the table
with the participation of performers and designers
(this has included set, lighting, and sound designers,
as well as composers and choreographers). Together,
we gather to outline the major challenges and opportunities
found in the text. We read and we imagine.
This period is followed by one or more "lab" phases,
usually involving evocative locations and several
weeks of rehearsal with a selection of the design
elements (sound systems, costume pieces, props and
scenic elements, rigging, etc.) and an initial cast.
These phases also involves intensive dramaturgical
research and comprise a major conceptual growth period
for our work. As the design elements and performance
aesthetic are developed in relation to one another,
the lab atmosphere fosters a tight and dynamic interplay
of disciplines. It is during this phase that
each of our works grows to be a mature and distinct
Please click on any title to the left to read about
the progress of our current projects.