Theatre of the Absurd

Guerilla Theatre of the Absurd

Several folks have written asking why there's no absurdist theatre section on AMR. Here's a small start that I hope will grow quickly.

What is the Theatre of the Absurd?

Here are a few definitions:

A form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitious, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that lack realistic or logical development.

Plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless

Great Plays of Absurdist Theatre

The Bald Soprano - Eugene Ionesco

The Maids - Jean Genet

Endgame - Samuel Beckett

The Ubu Trilogy - Alfred Jarry

The Zoo Story - Edward Albee

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

The Balcony - Jean Genet

Links to Absurdist Theatre Companies

The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

The Exit Theatre

If you have a theatre group performing absurdist works and would like to be listed here, drop us an email.


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