In this nightmarish, Orwellian comedy, an autocratic government demands its citizens deposit their dreams in a central bureaucratic depository so that it can exert the fullest possible control of their imaginations. Dan, a new hire for the prized job of Interpreter, sifts patiently through the nation’s dreams looking for threats to the government’s authority. but finds nothing is as it seems except the authority he serves. A key work from Kosovan playwright Jeton Naziraj is given a memorable production, first staged at LA’s City Garage in 2019.
The company at City Garage has been producing innovative, award-winning theater in Santa Monica for more than 30 years. Founded in 1987 by Artistic Director Frédérique Michel and Producing Director Charles Duncombe, the company creates and presents original works that explore contemporary ideas and issues in a distinctive, strongly physical, highly visual, multi-disciplinary style.
April 29, 2pm (EST NYC) – Jeton Neziraj, author of The Department of Dreams, in conversation with Charles Duncombe, the produer for the show. Zoom Room
Listen to Playwright Jeton Neziraj and City Garage’s Producing Director Charles A. Duncombe in conversation:
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