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PRODUCTIONS WRITTEN, DIRECTED AND DESIGNED
BY RICHARD FOREMAN.

Old-Fashioned Prostitutes 2013

2013
Old-Fashioned Prostitutes (A True Romance)
Premiered at The Public Theater, New York
Co-produced with the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Written and Directed by Richard Foreman

 

2012
La Place de l'Etoile
New York University/Tisch School of the Arts/Department of Drama
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE WING
Written by Robert Desnos and Directed by Richard Foreman

Daniel Goldenstein

2011
Daniel Goldenstein
New York University/Tisch School of the Arts/Department of Drama
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE WING
Written and Directed by Richard Foreman

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Idiot Savant
Premiered at The Public Theater, New York
Co-produced with the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Written and Directed by Richard Foreman
Astronome

2009
Astronome: A Night at the Opera
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York

Opera Composed by John Zorn, Designed and Directed by Richard Foreman

Deep Trance 2008 2008
Deep Trance Behavior in Potatoland
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Wake Up Mr. Sleepy 2007

2007
Wake Up Mr. Sleepy! Your Unconscious Mind Is Dead!
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York

 

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2006
What to Wear
Premiered at REDCAT, Los Angeles CA

Opera Composed by Michael Gordon
Written & Directed by Richard Foreman

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ZOMBOID! (Film/Performance Project #1)
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
The Gods Are Pounding My Head 2005

2005
The Gods Are Pounding My Head! AKA Lumberjack Messiah
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York

King Cowboy Rufus 2004 2004
King Cowboy Rufus Rules the Universe!
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Panic 2003

2003
Panic! (How to Be Happy!)
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and Wiener Festwochen
Toured to Zurich and Vienna

Maria Del Bosco 2002 2002
Maria Del Bosco
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Toured to Singapore
Communism Is Dead 2001 2001
Now That Communism is Dead, My Life Feels Empty
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and the Vienna Festival
Toured to Vienna and Holland
Bad Boy Nietzsche 2000 2000
Bad Boy Nietzsche
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Toured to Brussels, Berlin and Tokyo
  1998
Paradise Hotel (Hotel Fuck)
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and Theater das Welt Berlin 1999
Toured to Paris, Copenhagen, Salzburg and Berlin
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Benita Canova
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
 

Pearls for Pigs
Premiered Hartford Stage, Hartford, Connecticut
Produced by Hartford Stage Co and Internationsl Productions Associates Toured to Montreal Festival, Festival d'Autome, Paris, Rome, Freund Playhouse, Los Angeles, and Tribeca Arts Center, New York

  1996-1997
Permanent Brain Damage
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Toured to Meltdown Festival, London
  1996
Venus
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Premiered at the Yale Rep. Public Theater
Produced by Yale Repertory Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival
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The Universe

Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Shakes 1995
I've Got the Shakes
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
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My Head Was A Sledgehammer
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
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Samuel's Major Problems
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1992
The Fall of the House of Usher

by Phillip Glass
Premiered at the American Repertory Theater, Cambridge
Produced by American Repatory Theater, 2nd reconceived version, Maggio Musicale, Florence Italy
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The Mind King
Premiered at the Ontological Theater, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1991
Don Giovonni

by Mozart
Premiered at the Opera de Lille, France
  1990
Wozzeck

by Georg Buchner
Premiered at the Hartford Stage, Connecticut
Produced by Hartford Stage Company
 

1991
Eddie Goes to Poetry City: Part Two
Premiered at La Mama, NY
Produced by La Mama & Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York

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1990
Eddie Goes to Poetry City: Part one
Premiered at New City Theater Seattle
Produced by New City Theater, Seattle, WA

  Love and Science (libretto)
Premiered at St. Clements, New York
Produced by Music Theater Group, New York
 
Total Rain (Television play)
Premiered at The Kitchen, New York
Produced by, The Kitchen, WGBH, Boston and WNET, NY
  1989
Where's Dick

by Stuart Wallace and MIchael Khorie (libretto)
Premiered at the Houston Opera
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1989
Lava
Premiered at the Performing Garage, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and the Wooster Group, New York
 

1988
What Did He See
Premiered at the NY Shakespeare Festival
Produced by the NY Shakespeare Festival and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York

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Symphony of Rats

Premiered at the Performing Garage, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and the Wooster Group, New York
  1987
Love and Science (play version)
Premiered Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
Produced by Theater Aurora Stockholm Swede
  1987
End of the World with Symposium to Follow

by Arthur Kopit
Premiered at the A.R.T, Cambridge
Produced by American Repatory Theater, Cambridge
  1987
Film is Evil, Radio is Good

Premiered at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, New York
Produced by Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1986
Largo Desolato

by Vaclav Havel
Premiered at the The Public Theater, NY
Produced by NY Shakespeare Festival
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The Cure
Premiered at The Performing Garage, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
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1986
Africanus Instructus (opera)

Premiered at St. Clements, New York
Produced by Music Theater Group, NY
Toured to Madrid, Paris, Lille

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Miss Universal Happiness
Premiered at The Performing Garage
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and The Wooster Group, New York
  1985
Ma Mort, Ma Vie, de Pier Pasolini (My Death, My Life, by Pier Pasolini)
by Kathy Acker
Premiered at the Theater de la Bastille, Paris
Produced by Festival d'Automn, Paris
Toured to Florence and Bordeaux
  1984-85
The Birth of the Poet

by Kathy Acker
Premiered at the Ro Theater, Rotterdam and the Brooklyn Academy of Music
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The Golem

by H. Leivick
Premiered at the Delacourt Theater, Central Park, New York
Produced by NY Shakespeare Festival
  1984
Dr. Selavy's Magic Theater (opera)
Premiered at the Mercer Arts Center, New York
Produced by the Music Theater Group, NY
1983
La Robe de Chambre de George Bataille (George Bataille's Bathrobe)
Premiered at Theater de Gennevillers
Produced by the Festival d'Automne Paris
  1983
Die Fledermaus

by Johann Strauss
Premiered at the Paris Opera
 

1983
Egyptology

Premiered at The Public Theater, New York
Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival

1982
Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights
by Gertrude Stein
Produced by the Festival d'Automne a Paris
Toured to Berlin

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Don Juan

by Moliere
Premiered at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Produced by the Guthrie Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival
  1982
Three Acts of Recognition

by Botho Strauss
Premiered at The Public Theater, NY
Produced by New York Shakespeare Festival
  The American Imagination (libretto)
Premiered at St. Clements, New York
Produced by Music Theater Group, NY
  1981
Cafe Amerique
Premiered at Theater de Gennevillers, Paris
Produced by Festival d'Automne Paris
Toured to Amsterdam, Nice, Strassbourg, Lyon, Grenoble, Torino
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Penguin Touquet

Premiered at The Public Theater, NY
Produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival
  1980
Madame Adare (opera)
Stanley Silverman
Premiered at Lincoln Center
Produced by the New York City Opera
Production File 1979-80
Place + Target (Luogo + Bersaglio)

Premiered at Theater de la Pyramid, Rome
Produced by Theatre de Roma, Rome,Italy
Toured to Milan
 

1979
Madness and Tranquility (My Head Was a Sledgehammer)

Presented in open rehearsals by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater
Production canceled.

  1979
Strong Medicine (feature film)
Premiered at the Film Forum, New York
Produced by August Films and the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1977
Blvd de Paris: I've Got the Shakes
Premiered at 491 Broadway, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1977
City Archives
(video play)
Produced by the Walker Arts Center, Minn.
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Book of Splendors, Part Two

Premiered at 491 Broadway, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1976
Three Penny Opera

by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brechtl
Premiered at the Vivian Beanmont Theater. NY
Produced by NY Shakespeare Festival and Lincoln Center
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Livre des Splendeurs (Book of Splendors, Part One)
Premiered at Bouffe du Nord, Paris
Produced by Festival d'Automne a Paris
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Rhoda in Potatoland
Premiered at 491 Broadway, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1975
Pandering to the Masses

Premiered at 491 Broadway, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1975
Hotel for Criminals (opera)

Premiered at the West Beth Theater, New York
Produced by the Music Theater Group, New York
Production File 1974
Pain(T)
Premiered at 141 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Production File 1974
Vertical Mobility
(Sophia = Wisdom)
Premiered at 141 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
Production File 1973
Classical Therapy
Produced by the Festival d'Automne a Paris
Production File 1973
Particle Theory

Premiered at the West Beth Theater
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and Theater for the New City, New York
Production File 1972
Sophia:The Cliffs
Premiered at Filmmakers Cinematheque, 80 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1972
Evidence

Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York and Theater for the New City, New York

 

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1971-72
HCOHTIENLA or HOTEL CHINA: PARTS 1 & 2

Premiered at Filmmakers Cinematheque, 80 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
 
1971
Dream Tantras for Western Massachuttes (musical)
Premiered at the Lennox Arts Center, Lennox MA
Produced by Music Theater Group, NY
  1970-1971
Total Recall (Sophia=Wisdom, Part Two)
Premiered at Filmmakers Cinematheque, 80 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York
  1970
Elephant Steps (libretto)
Premiered at Tanglewood Shed, Lee MA
Produced by Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, Hunter Playhouse New York
  1969
Ida-Eyed
Premiered at 4th Street Theater, New York
Presented by New Dramatists, New York
  1968
Angelface
Premiered at Filmmakers Cinematheque, 80 Wooster Street, New York
Produced by the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, New York