Of The Dream
That Was My Life...
A NEW PLAY BY KRISTYN KOCZUR
ABOUT THE PLAY
Of The Dream That Was My Life... tells the story of French sculptor Camille Claudel, muse and mistress of Auguste Rodin. Considered audacious in her time, Camille was ridiculed by her peers because she aspired to achieve recognition and stature among the great artists of Paris, a community overwhelmingly dominated by men in the late 1800s. Unwilling to recognize boundaries both personally and professionally, she was imprisoned in an insane asylum where she spent the last 30 years of her life.
A WORD FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT
"What do we learn in the journey of a lifetime? We discover what particular skills or talents we have. We aspire to be recognized for the contributions we are able to offer toward making the world a better place. We learn how to navigate around the pitfalls. Or we don't. Sometimes we succumb to despair and get hopelessly lost. The story of Camille Claudel, a woman who refused to give up in the face of impossible odds, inspired me to learn how she was able to persevere and look forward to waking up in the morning after her reason for being alive was stripped away from her.
Through the performance of this story I hope to reassure others who have had or will have slips and falls during their own journeys that THEY ARE NOT ALONE. Even a victim can be a survivor."
- Kristyn Koczur, Playwright and Lead Actor of The Dream That Was My Life...
WHEN + WHERE
WHEN: October 21st - 28th, 2023; 8pm Tuesday through Saturday + 2pm on Sunday
WHERE: ATA's Sargent Theatre, 314 W. 54th St. NY, NY 10019
WRITTEN BY Kristyn Koczur
DIRECTED BY Daniel Amenda
Kristyn Koczur as Camille Claudel,
Henry Davis as Rodin,
Bart Elliott as Paul,
Sophia Furshpan as Young Camille,
Teddy Biggins as Young Paul,
Valeriya Pushkareva as Monique,
CHOREOGRAPHER: Francis J. Roach
STAGE MANAGER: Callie Stribling
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Ken Coughlin
INCIDENTAL MUSIC: Jai Jeffryes