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Zach Trebino

Video ARTIST | Performance Artist | Writer



t h e  h i e r o p h a n t s is an ensemble-created abstraction of the relationship between religious & sexual persecution, BDSM, & ecstatic experience. It is loosely based on the story of The Convulsionnaires of Saint-Médard.

m e t h o d s
Under my direction, the ensemble developed an original codified gestural language, using the Delsarte System and the Natya Shastra as points of origin. Then, we established a variety of arcehtypical identities based on the story of the The Convulsionnaires of Saint-  Médard and concocted scenarios rife for exploration via these archetypical identities and our newly developed codified gestural language. The final result was less a finished work of theatre and more of a demonstration of process, as my focus was establishing a new method for the generation of collaborative and devised theatre.

c r e a t i o n   
&  p e r f o r m a n c e
Zoe Jenkins
Nick Maka
Melissa Pough
Rosa Tellez
Brennan Walker
Kathleen Whitby


d i r e c t i o n
Zach Trebino

s c e n o g r a p h y
Zach Trebino


h i s t o r y
Winter/Spring 2015: developed over 6 months at Towson University (Towson, MD)

Zach Trebino

Philadelphia, PA --> Los Angeles, CA