Rhinoceros

From Buse Eray

Concept: Open Up Your Mind

In the play, Rhinoceros, people turn into a rhinoceros and free themsleves from their stucked mind with the social norms. Booths are used as the representation of the identities of characters which suppressed by the social norms. We never show real ourselves and hide behind the walls we built. Others only see the reflection of self. By escaping from their booths, characters free themselves as gained self-esteem and lost cognition as human. Surfaces are used as screen as well as used as shadow provider. Abstract representation of the suppressed identities is supported by the stage lights which inserted as radial lines. The ornamentation of radial lighting gives a hallucinogenic perception during the transformation to rhinoceros.