• Theatre Department Commissions Student Installation for Blood Wedding
Christina Watka's Installation

3/23/2009

The Theatre Department has commissioned a new art installation from NESADSU senior Christina Watka in conjunction with the opening of Blood Wedding. The installation is inspired by the new translation/adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s classic text by local playwright, Melinda Lopez.

“The poetic nature of Lorca’s language lends itself to poignant, sensual images that encompass a strong sense of emotional desolation, a frustration between sexes, and overwhelming familial ties,” says Watka. “My installation is an attempt to explore those themes visually.”

The installation was conceived to revive the dead space of the outside corridor to the Studio Theatre in the Archer Building and engage audiences waiting to be seated or students passing to class into the world of the play. Watka has been involved in the Theatre Department throughout her Suffolk career, making her an obvious fit for the inaugural installation.

“We are thrilled to be able to give this opportunity to such a gifted and thoughtful student like Christina,” says Theatre Department General Manager Jim Kaufman. “She’s created a beautiful piece that enlivens the university and makes a special contribution to our production.”

Untitled by Christina Watka can be seen beginning March 25 through the end of the spring semester. For more information on the installation or Blood Wedding, please call 617.573.8282.

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