Tell Me Love Is Real

14.–17. november 2013

In the winter of 2012, two famous American performance artists sat in anonymous hotel rooms, waiting to take the stage, and in a bizarre coincidence, over-dosed on the anxiety drug Xanax. One survived, one did not. The two individuals are Whitney Houston, who tragically died, and the author of this piece, who lived.

Incarcerated in a psychiatric ward, the author began a long journey towards recovery. What is life, and why should we live it? In the thirty-seven years of life leading up to this event, we find a simple but elusive answer: Love. The athletic struggle between Love and Death is played out time and again through life, as the pendulum swings back and forth between the heart and the grave. Right here, right now, the penitent Oberzan calls upon you, the audience, for help. He will give you all he's got. Zachary Oberzan is a filmmaker, theater director, actor, and singer/songwriter. Known for his critical acclaimed and experimental solo works such as «Rambo Solo» and «Your brother. Remember?». He is also one of the original members of the theater company Nature Theater of Oklahoma.

  • Duration 1 minutter