Performances / Theater
HA-M-LET
CalArts Center for New Performance 
United States of America
The American Season

Text by: Peter Mark
After:
William Shakespeare
Created and Performed by: Peter Mark
Produced by: CalArts Center for New Performance, more information at centerfornewperformance.org.


“HA-M-LET” is a multimedia performance housed within a projection cube. With materials sourced from Shakespeare’s play, internet culture, home videos, and 3D animation, artist/performer Peter Mark grapples with tumbling thoughts and images that reach a vivid state of saturation. Themes of madness, deceit, and familial conflict take digital form – shifting at a rate that pays homage to Hamlet’s own velocity of thought. The artist’s Brazilian parents appear in the roles of King, Queen, and Ghost, rendering a conflict both textual and real – simultaneously liberated and confined by layers of media.

“Shakespeare’s text can meet whatever you throw at it. And that includes GIFs, memes, and the most contemporary images.” — Peter Mark


Performance in English and Portuguese, with translation into Romanian and English
Duration: 1h
Date of premiere: 22.06.2018
Original title: HA-M-LET

Shows and Access

25 June, 18:00

GONG Theatre - Upstairs Hall   
1h

25 June, 22:00

GONG Theatre - Upstairs Hall   
1h