The Konstantin Projekt
Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue
So why is the chicken still crossing the sea? In development since 2019, Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue draws on Eastern European folk music, fairytale, art and storytelling traditions to offer new perspectives on the intertwined history of chickens and people – the experience of migration from a woman’s (and a chicken’s!) point of view.
A contemporary song cycle alive with music, puppetry, imagery and laced with Grandmother Babcia’s stories, the adventures of Konstantin the Rooster remind us of past triumphs and disasters, prompting us to look with hope and humour towards an uncertain future.
Text: Alison Richards
Music: Nela Trifkovic
Design and visual dramaturgy: Dagmara Gieysztor
Animations: Abstract Productions
With Alison Richards as Grandmother Babcia, Justine Anderson, Victoria Bilogan, Eva Glover, Ernie Gruner, Kaira Hachefa, Gemma Horbury, David Howell
Presented by The Konstantin Projekt, auspiced by Black Hole Theatre
Proudly supported by City of Stonnington
23-25 June 2 2023 at The Loft Theatre, Chapel Off Chapel
Bookings: Konstantin: Grandmother’s Tongue