Jerk might be unbearable for some. But in our eyes, theater so wisely woven with reality, however violent, is wholesome.” – Les Inrockuptibles, France

Gisèle Vienne’s Jerk is based on the chilling text of Dennis Cooper, an author deemed “the most dangerous writer in America” by the Village Voice. It is a story told from the vantage point of David Brooks, the real life accomplice to Texas serial killer Dean Corll who was responsible for the deaths of more than 25 teenage boys in the early 1970s.

Jerk is theatre at its starkest, a harrowing journey into the most hidden corners of the human psyche.

Performed by and created in collaboration with Jonathan Capdevielle


Under The Radar Festival 2010 is a program of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, and is held in conjunction with APAP Conference NYC 2010. Major funding is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ford Foundation. The Festival is produced by Mark Russell and The Public Theater.

Co-production of Le Quartz-Scene nationale de Brest, Centre Choregraphique National de Franche-Comte a Belfort in the frame of l’accueil-studio and Centro Paraga-Murcia. The company DACM is supported by the DRAC Rhone-Alpes / Ministere de la culture et de la communication, Region Rhone-Alpes, Conseil general de l’lsere, Ville de Grenoble. This project is supported by Etants Donnes: The French-American Fund for the Performing Arts, a program of FACE and Culturesfrance.

In association with Under the Radar

60 minutes
Thu, January 7 – 17, 2010
$20, $15 (students/seniors)

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