East of Berlin (2022) – Bleviss Laboratory Theatre

Assistant Set Designer

March 31 – April 2, 2022

Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes, trying to work up the courage to go in. It has been seven years since he stood in that same spot; seven years since he left his family and their history behind him. As a teenager, Rudi discovered that his father was a doctor at Auschwitz. Trying to reconcile his inherited guilt, Rudi lashed out against his family and his friends and eventually fled to Germany. While there, he follows in his father’s footsteps by studying medicine and falls in love with Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Questioning redemption, love, guilt and the sins of the father, East of Berlin is a tour de force that follows Rudi’s emotional upheaval as he comes to terms with a frightening past that was never his own.

Production Team:

  • Director: Ben Smith
  • Production Manager: Josh McIntosh
  • Stage Manager: Stuart Lindsay (assist. Faith Conner)
  • Lighting Design: Kenzie Bows
  • Set Design: Ankita Yadav (assist. Ian McClellan)
  • Sound Design: Dylan MacKay
  • Costume Design: Lieke Bakker
  • Head of Paint: Amy Dass
  • Technical Director: Shella Novakovic- Apostol
  • Props Master: Derek Miiller

Production Photos:

Photos by Nico Humby