The Emperor Jones

2001, 38:15 min, color, sound

The Emperor Jones is a brave interpretation of Eugene O'Neill's play concerning the power structures of colonialism and slavery. With thoughtful use of the video medium, the work confronts not only the highly contentious elements of the play, but also the boundaries between theater and video art. Longtime Wooster Group members Kate Valk and Willem Dafoe are the featured performers.

A video by Christopher Kondek and Elizabeth LeCompte. With: Kate Valk, Willem Dafoe. Music: David Linton. Sound Editor: Dan Dobson. Sound Recordists: James "J.J." Johnson, John Collins. Script Supervisor: Clay Hapaz. Titles: Philip Bussmann. Production Administration: Kim Whitener. Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.