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Idiot: Kristin Marting & Robert Lyons

What do two downtown theater Artistic Directors do when they collaborate to pursue an opportunity of their own creation? Create a festive, multi-media response to The Idiot, that reflects the human condition through the psyche of a tragically good man, of course. HERE Arts Center, and New Ohio Theater Artistic Directors, Kristin Marting and Robert Lyons discuss the theatrical piece they have been developing together over the last two years with Pete McCabe, in a production that includes an artistic team that they have drawn on from years of varied collaboration. They explain why Dostoyevsky, why now, the artistic view point their vantage point affords them, and how they explore an existential dilemma through a night that feels like an opening party at the Russian Tea Room