Dead Awaken

Dead Awaken

CalArts Festival Theater

In this four person concert drama, a celebrated artist struggles to atone for the sins of his past, while desperately searching for a new future. A reimagining of Ibsen’s final play set to a concept album of neo-soul and hip hop music. Dead Awaken explores the line that separates man from beast and the conflict between survival and passion. Director and composer Brian Carbine, along with co-composer and lead performer Preston Butler III, infiltrate the canon with language, music and bodies that reflect our contemporary landscape.

Performance Duration:
1 hour 15 minutes

£10, £8 concessions


Fest Magazine
“a haunting, seductive gem at Venue 13"”
Scots Reviewer
“⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ fascinating fusion of theatre and music with Brechtian appeal that fills the space with such vibrancy "”
“⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Dead Awaken’ is a passionate and beautiful mash up of hip hop, neon-soul and equally beautiful, tender prose. A must see."”