About Patrick Kennedy's Phenomenological Theatre Company
The Phenomenological Theatre creates impulsive, chimerical stage productions summoned from deep inside the unconscious which turbulently reverberate. We produce multi-layered, deeply complex theatre pieces which speak to the transcendental phenomenology of humanity. We are motivated by the EXPERIENTIAL NOW. The LIVED EXPERIENCE.
We are always in the NOW even when we recall memories, daydream, anticipate events or do anything routine or creative: we cannot but be in the NOW.
And yet, when we try to grasp this experience in the instant of the NOW, we are always too late. The present of the NOW is always absent already when we try to reflect on it.
The Phenomenological Theatre reflects and uncovers the primal meanings of this ABSENT PRESENT in their stage productions forcing its audience to continually examine and re-examine its own biases and presuppositions.
Under Patrick Kennedy's deeply idiosyncratic aesthetic direction, The Phenomenological Theatre incorporates vaudeville, philosophy, slapstick, dadaism, surrealism and limitless other divergent sources.
The Phenomenological Theatre was founded in 2008 by Patrick Kennedy under its original name of PK Productions. The Phenomenological Theatre has premiered 9 productions for a UK audience including five works by Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman.
Richard Foreman and Patrick Kennedy