The Further Adventures of the Wooster Group's Kate Valk

The Further Adventures of the Wooster Group’s Kate Valk

The Wooster Group’s version of Tennessee Williams’ Vieux Carre. Pictured: Scott Shepherd and Kate Valk. Photo by Nancy Campbell.

“I’ve never worked not in concert. I am part of an ensemble. It’s a responsive thing.” —Kate Valk

Legendary avant-garde performer Kate Valk is up for a professional challenge. During the 2011–12 theater season, Valk—the only original member of New York’s Wooster Group still performing with the company—acted in Richard Maxwell’s innovative staging of O’Neill’s early plays, joined the directorial team for a co-production of Troilus and Cressida with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and collaborated with director Peter Sellars and dancer Michael Schumacher on a performance of sacred Buddhist texts. Theater magazine editor Tom Sellar talked with the actor about these exciting new ventures.

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