Joan of Arc (Dahr, Morrow)

Joan of Arc was born during the Hundred Years War between England and France (1337-1453). When she was 13 she began hearing voices which she believed to be calling her to a formidable task: to help Charles VII be crowned King of France. These voices were to follow her through the rest of her life.

Joan of Arc still speaks to us today; her life is a challenge to us all. This is a drama of boundless passion; a drama about a woman who is faithful to her own burning message, and who is willing to sacrifice everything for what she believes in.

“Joan of Arc – Vision through Fire” is based on original texts and Joan’s own words, recorded at her trial. She was accused of being a witch and a heretic and condemned to burning at the stake in 1431, aged 19.

– «Joan of Arc – Vision through Fire» was developed and created  by Juni Dahr and John Morrow in N.Y. in 1987-88 and  was first performed  at the Wallenboyd Theater in Los Angeles in January and February 1988.

Photos

Photos by Kristine Theilgård.

«Joan of Arc – Vision through Fire» 1988-2016

Premiere The Wall and Boyd Theater Los Angeles. St Marks Church NYC, Women Festival NY, Boston, Seattle, San Fransisco, Tacoma, Helsinki, Stockholm, København, Århus, Ålborg, Odense, Tampere, Tallin, Riga, Vilnius, St. Petersburg, Kiel, Færøyene, Island, Statfjord A oljeplattform, Jerusalem, Gaza, Betlehem, Ramallah, Festspillene i Bergen, Den Nationale Scene, Nidarosdomen, Gamle Aker kirke, Stavanger domkirke, Søsterkirkene Gran, Hovedøya, Røst kirkeruiner, Nes kirkeruiner, Steinbruddet i Grimstad, Tøyen kirke, Ringsaker kirke, Moss kirke, Jeløya kirke, Aurland kirke, Arendal kirke, Kristiansand, Tønsberg, Kristiansund, Tromsø, Kirkenes, Teatret Vårt i Molde, Allan Edvalls Teater Brunsgatan Stockholm, Helligeåndskirke Kjøbenhavn, Sandvika teater, Selje kloster, London, Cambridge, Edinburgh.

Credits

Created by: Juni Dahr  and John Morrow
Performed by: Juni Dahr
Music created and performed by: Chris Poole
Lighting: Marianne Thallaug Wedset / Frank Tangen

The text was translated into norwegian by Halldis Moren Vesaas and Filmed by NRK Drama in 1990 at the Church ruins at Røst in the North of Norway with text-instruction by Morten Tomte/ Aimee Malte Harnes.

  • Performance duration: 1 hour without intermission
  • Performances may be booked through Visjoner Teater: Contact coordinator Marianne Roland visjoner@dahr.no