“Satie et Cocteau…” in Berlin

English Theatre Berlin is presenting an excerpt reading of Mike Czuba’s play Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet on August 15th, Directed by Logan Verdoorn.

“New Work From New People is an evening featuring work by writers, actors and directors who are new to English Theatre Berlin and our community that THE LAB presents every six months, in addition to its regular monthly programming.”



A Reading in Chicago: Satie et Cocteau.

On July 22nd, Genesis Theatrical Productions will be presenting a staged reading of Mike Czuba’s Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet.  The reading will be directed by Katie Horwitz and feature Madrid St. Angelo as Cocteau.  The reading will take place on Monday, July 22 at 7:30pm at the National Pastime Theater in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence, on the 4th floor.


Satie et Cocteau: A Rehearsal of a Play of a Composer by a Poet, is a play about the classical music composer Erik Satie and his complex relationship with the surrealist poet Jean Cocteau. The concept of the play is that we are watching Cocteau direct an American Actor in the role of Satie in a play that  Cocteau wrote in 1939 called Soyons Vulgaires. The play takes place 15 years after the death of Satie.

Here’s a quick audio interview with playwright Mike Czuba about the play:

Satie et Cocteau

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