This project has been haunting my soul since I started my career as a professional actor in the early 90's. As an actor I've always been obsessed with movement, with moving my body in unusual ways…in ways that would puzzle,chock and confuse (all while impressing) my audience. I've always wanted my body to perform impossible tasks on stage and that has been a quest of mine. "The Hamletmachine" which is considered the "cursed" text by Heiner Müeller is based on the tragedy Hamlet by William Shakespeare and it is the perfect vehicle for that. As an extremely visceral, bloody and controversial narrative this work calls for an intense and extreme performance by a carefully crafted and highly skilled body.
I decided to call this project: i-hamlet.
photos by Jason Rodgers (studio) and Daniel Silva (outdoors)