Drawing from Anton Chekhov’s short play, Swan Song, and The Entertainer, Tony Richardson’s 1960 film starring Laurence Olivier, Dirty Work was a tawdry, elaborately low-tech meditation on themes of age, regret, and the art of performance. Commissioned by Richard Hugo House.
Dirty Work (2002)
with Dayna Hanson, Gaelen Hanson and Peggy Piacenza
Choreography/Direction: Dayna Hanson and Gaelen Hanson with Peggy Piacenza
Video: Lynn Shelton
Set and costume design: Nina Moser
Light design: Ben Geffen